HVAC Controller Advice

What you will need Screwdriver Screw head, hose and washers (depending on what is defective) Teflon tape What you will need Screwdriver Screw head, hose and washers (depending on what is defective) Teflon tape
A Sink Sink may have a leak at several sources due to stresses caused by tight gripping or overstretching of the hose etc. At a low cost of $15 (for the purchase of a new spray and hose unit), you can fix the problem yourself. Although you can carry out the repair work without interrupting the water supply, be careful not to switch on the tap at the wrong time. Here’s how to do the job.

Step 1 – Find the leak

First switch on the water tap and press the trigger of the syringe. Now carefully check the spray head for signs of leakage. Then check the plastic coupling connecting the host and spray head for signs of leakage. The third place to look for leaks is under the sink where the tap is connected to the hose.

Step 2 – Leakage at the plastic coupling

If the leakage is on the plastic coupling, tighten the connection. To do this, grasp the sprayer firmly and turn the coupling clockwise as far as possible.

Step 3 – Check for leaks

Now turn on the tap and press the trigger again to check if the problem has been fixed. If not, proceed to the next step.

Step 4 – Check the plastic sleeve

Turn the plastic coupling counterclockwise to remove the spray head. Now switch on the water tap again and check the plastic sleeve of the hose for leaks.

Step 5 – Replace the hose and head

If the leak is still present, replace the spray head and hose.

Step 6 – Check the Washers

Press the washers in the clutch and if you can feel any movement, they may have dislocated. If not, continue.

Step 7 – Check for leaks

Replace the coupling, hose and spray head. Repeat the first step to check for leaks. If the problem persists, disconnect the plastic coupling and spray head as before.

Step 8 – Replace the discs

Use a screwdriver to lever out the washers located on the coupling. Push in the new washers firmly instead of the old ones.

Step 9 – Check for leaks

Replace the coupling, hose and spray head. Repeat the first step to check for leaks.

Step 10 – Tighten the tap connection

If the leak was under the sink, use a wrench to tighten the tap connection. If the leak is still present, loosen the hose and tap with the wrench. In this case, disconnect the water supply before disconnecting the hose.

Step 11 – Dry the threads

Dry the external and internal threads of the faucet and hose and unwind the external threads with a Teflon tape.

Step 12 – Final Inspection

Connect the hose and tap by first screwing them together and then using a wrench. If the leak persists, replace the entire hose and syringe.

Field Service for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitary industry

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Preventive maintenance of heating and cooling systems is becoming increasingly important. This leads to an increased need for service personnel to meet customer service needs.

Challenges for the Building and Air Conditioning Industry

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The strong competition in the HLKS industry makes it difficult to increase sales through pricing. So building services companies need to find other ways to adjust their spending.

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