I having trouble connecting a new sink. The 1/2 inch connectors are
okay, but the 1/4 inch tubing from the (single-control handle) faucet
to itself leaks, and I'm afraid I'll twist and break the tubing if I
turn it too much, since there's nothing to hold the tubing while I turn
the nut. Was it a mistake to buy this sink with it's 1/4 inch
connectors, or should I just keep tightening it fearlessly?
The 1/4 inch seems small to me, too. It's a connector out of the
faucet and goes back into it. It's marked Jameco/CBM.
It's a new faucet in a new sink. I haven't torqued the tubing yet,
but maybe I was too careful. It doesn't leak when the faucet is
turned off, but when I turn on the water into the sink, it starts
spraying from the 1/4 inch connector tube, a one-foot metallic tube
than joins two small copper tubes coming out of the control valve
(one metal gizmo that controls flow and hot/cold).
I'm guessing it's a compression fitting. You should not have to hold the
tube , if the fitting is two pieces you should be able to get a wrench on
each half and then tighten. Do not let the tube spin or it will twist and
crimp. I can't see it to know for sure.
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I could grip the tube itself with a robogrip pliers, I suppose, but
it's not a good grip. The tube doesn't offer anything better on the
top side of the connection. It will twist and crimp, I don't doubt,
if I get too strong with it. But too weak and it leaks. That's why I
am thinking I bought a turkey sink, and should just get another one
with proper 1/2 inch connectors for hot and cold.
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