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TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 02:55 PM

Need Help With Pipes Under Sink
 
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hello!! new to the community and im looking for a little bit of help with a problem i am having. i recently purchased an R/O unit to get better, cleaner water. i need to have it installed under my sink. as i went to install the system i started having some major issues. first off the main valve to the R/O system is a tad bit larger in diameter, so the are 2 different size threads. then, as i went to go turn the valves off (first off i really did not know i was messing with the hot water valve) they started to leak. then i turn the hot water back on from the knob and nothing is coming out of the faucet now. i was told i need to replace the compression valves. the whole set up. the pipes are threaded, but i do not know how rusted they are, if it by removing the valves (the knobs) i will be able to get the new ones installed properly. im guessing the mechanism inside the valve busted on the inside and that is why no water is flowing out. im renting. i have no money to fix this problem with. im pretty inclined to figure this problem out if someone can walk me through it. i just need to know if what im going to do will correct the issues im now having. here is a pic of the underneath of my sink. im really hoping i can swap out the knob/valves housing (im a real newb when it comes to plumbing). if it was not for my new R/O system i really wouldn't have even started messing around under there. please help me....


TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 02:55 PM

Need Help With Pipes Under Sink
 
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hello!! new to the community and im looking for a little bit of help with a problem i am having. i recently purchased an R/O unit to get better, cleaner water. i need to have it installed under my sink. as i went to install the system i started having some major issues. first off the main valve to the R/O system is a tad bit larger in diameter, so the are 2 different size threads. then, as i went to go turn the valves off (first off i really did not know i was messing with the hot water valve) they started to leak. then i turn the hot water back on from the knob and nothing is coming out of the faucet now. i was told i need to replace the compression valves. the whole set up. the pipes are threaded, but i do not know how rusted they are, if it by removing the valves (the knobs) i will be able to get the new ones installed properly. im guessing the mechanism inside the valve busted on the inside and that is why no water is flowing out. im renting. i have no money to fix this problem with. im pretty inclined to figure this problem out if someone can walk me through it. i just need to know if what im going to do will correct the issues im now having. here is a pic of the underneath of my sink. im really hoping i can swap out the knob/valves housing (im a real newb when it comes to plumbing). if it was not for my new R/O system i really wouldn't have even started messing around under there. please help me....


TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 03:10 PM

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oh!! i forgot to mention.... the R/O fitting that needs to fit in between the line leading to the cold water and the out water flow part on the compression valve. here is what the fitting for the system looks like.


TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 10:19 PM

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OK!!!! I DID IT!!!!

it only took 3 trips to Home Depot, but i have all the connections in place, with only a very very minimal intsy wintsy drop coming out from the plastic R/O ball valve. i can live with that for now.

SO!!!! now that i have that all installed and ready for the R/O system. i have hooked up the R/O system. and im puzzled! i have the tube from the waterline going from the cold water valve to the 1st line of the R/O system. now!! the R/O system only (per the directions), says i have 1 incoming line, 1 waste line, and 1 line to the faucet. i chose a faucet. i had the option of a reserve tank. i chose the faucet option. i have a tube for waste, a incoming tube and a tube that connects to the faucet. they are all connected...YET I STILL HAVE A FILTER THAT HAS NO TUBE ATTACHED AND WATER IS FLOWING OUT OF ONE OF THE CONNECTIONS. im seriously wigging out over this. what am i missing? this is the system i have. after going to the website i figured out my problem. i purchased a 2-out R/O system. so, i do know NOW! how it works....

here is my next delema!!! since i have a 2-out system. (thinking of returning it for a 1-out system). the pressure is not up to par in the faucet out. the other ball valve attached to the system seems to have decent power. each out is just a different filtration, as you can see in the link. should i return this system for a 1-out system? ive been thru hell and back today getting this installed properly.

and about the landlord. the way that crap was i did him a favor by replacing all them faulty rusted parts. my outlook on the situation anyways. i agree with you though. i know how that could have went south had i asked. im not waiting 20 years to have clean water at home just because im renting. my fish and plants would suffer. and my pets too!! water is crap here.

thanks for the fast reply!! highly appreciated new friend!!

ps. the water in the pasta pot tastesssss ssssooooooooo gooooooood!!!!! just need to make it come out of the faucet with more force.

oh!! another pss. the water coming out of the cold and hot water faucet prior to this project whistled and was very loud and annoying. that is long gone and they are now whisper quite!!!! if anything this was worth all the hassle just for that!! sa-weet!!!


TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 10:19 PM

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OK!!!! I DID IT!!!!

it only took 3 trips to Home Depot, but i have all the connections in place, with only a very very minimal intsy wintsy drop coming out from the plastic R/O ball valve. i can live with that for now.

SO!!!! now that i have that all installed and ready for the R/O system. i have hooked up the R/O system. and im puzzled! i have the tube from the waterline going from the cold water valve to the 1st line of the R/O system. now!! the R/O system only (per the directions), says i have 1 incoming line, 1 waste line, and 1 line to the faucet. i chose a faucet. i had the option of a reserve tank. i chose the faucet option. i have a tube for waste, a incoming tube and a tube that connects to the faucet. they are all connected...YET I STILL HAVE A FILTER THAT HAS NO TUBE ATTACHED AND WATER IS FLOWING OUT OF ONE OF THE CONNECTIONS. im seriously wigging out over this. what am i missing? this is the system i have. after going to the website i figured out my problem. i purchased a 2-out R/O system. so, i do know NOW! how it works....

here is my next delema!!! since i have a 2-out system. (thinking of returning it for a 1-out system). the pressure is not up to par in the faucet out. the other ball valve attached to the system seems to have decent power. each out is just a different filtration, as you can see in the link. should i return this system for a 1-out system? ive been thru hell and back today getting this installed properly.

and about the landlord. the way that crap was i did him a favor by replacing all them faulty rusted parts. my outlook on the situation anyways. i agree with you though. i know how that could have went south had i asked. im not waiting 20 years to have clean water at home just because im renting. my fish and plants would suffer. and my pets too!! water is crap here.

thanks for the fast reply!! highly appreciated new friend!!

ps. the water in the pasta pot tastesssss ssssooooooooo gooooooood!!!!! just need to make it come out of the faucet with more force.

oh!! another pss. the water coming out of the cold and hot water faucet prior to this project whistled and was very loud and annoying. that is long gone and they are now whisper quite!!!! if anything this was worth all the hassle just for that!! sa-weet!!!


TroutMaster3000 08-21-2011 10:19 PM

3 Attachment(s)

OK!!!! I DID IT!!!!

it only took 3 trips to Home Depot, but i have all the connections in place, with only a very very minimal intsy wintsy drop coming out from the plastic R/O ball valve. i can live with that for now.

SO!!!! now that i have that all installed and ready for the R/O system. i have hooked up the R/O system. and im puzzled! i have the tube from the waterline going from the cold water valve to the 1st line of the R/O system. now!! the R/O system only (per the directions), says i have 1 incoming line, 1 waste line, and 1 line to the faucet. i chose a faucet. i had the option of a reserve tank. i chose the faucet option. i have a tube for waste, a incoming tube and a tube that connects to the faucet. they are all connected...YET I STILL HAVE A FILTER THAT HAS NO TUBE ATTACHED AND WATER IS FLOWING OUT OF ONE OF THE CONNECTIONS. im seriously wigging out over this. what am i missing? this is the system i have. after going to the website i figured out my problem. i purchased a 2-out R/O system. so, i do know NOW! how it works....

here is my next delema!!! since i have a 2-out system. (thinking of returning it for a 1-out system). the pressure is not up to par in the faucet out. the other ball valve attached to the system seems to have decent power. each out is just a different filtration, as you can see in the link. should i return this system for a 1-out system? ive been thru hell and back today getting this installed properly.

and about the landlord. the way that crap was i did him a favor by replacing all them faulty rusted parts. my outlook on the situation anyways. i agree with you though. i know how that could have went south had i asked. im not waiting 20 years to have clean water at home just because im renting. my fish and plants would suffer. and my pets too!! water is crap here.

thanks for the fast reply!! highly appreciated new friend!!

ps. the water in the pasta pot tastesssss ssssooooooooo gooooooood!!!!! just need to make it come out of the faucet with more force.

oh!! another pss. the water coming out of the cold and hot water faucet prior to this project whistled and was very loud and annoying. that is long gone and they are now whisper quite!!!! if anything this was worth all the hassle just for that!! sa-weet!!!



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