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Nullus Anxietas
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So this morning the love of my life and I are doing the morning routine in the kitchen and "What the frack?!?! Where'd the water come from?" She looks. "I've no idea." Neither do I. Wipe it up. Put on a pair of dry socks. Carry on.

Later, having finished breakfast bar & OJ, getting ready for that first cup of coffee... "Honey, there's water coming out of the kitchen cabinet!" "Say what?"

So there's a bunch of water on the bottom of the kitchen cabinet under the sink. Wonderful. Just what I wanted to do today. So much for my plans. She clears all the stuff out and dries it up. I look. Nothing obvious. Run water into each sink, hot, cold and indifferent. Nothing. Plug the left sink, put a couple inches in. Look. Nothing. Repeat on other side. Nothing. Back to the left sink, which is used most. Put about 5-6" of water in. Wait twenty minutes. Nope. Pull plug. Nope. Dishwasher drain? Looks solid, but... Run a rinse cycle and drain it. Nada.

*sigh*...




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Posts: 11441 | Location: S.E. Michigan | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Our kitchen sink sprayer leaks under the cabinet when it's used. Everything else is fine. My fix was to place a glass dish inside the cabinet to catch the drips whenever we use it! No plumbing skills required.
 
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Yeah. Went thru much the same. Dishwasher leaking from the heating coil gasket only when it ran. Took me forever to find it.

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Our kitchen sink sprayer leaks...


Ours leaked and did a lot of floor damage before we found out. There doesn't seem to be a true quality kitchen sprayer on the market.

Disposals can vibrate enough to loosen connections under it. Check them regularly.

Whatever the case, working under kitchen sinks and bathroom lavs sucks.


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Whatever the case, working under kitchen sinks and bathroom lavs sucks.


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Plumbing of all sorts is my least favorite work to do around the house. Anything else is fine but I despise plumbing.




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Whatever the case, working under kitchen sinks and bathroom lavs sucks.

Especially when the cabinet facing frame has a center stile in it. Mad
 
 
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Almost all bathroom vanities are particle board. inside. A slow drip from a faucet in the bathroom can ruin the vanity before you realize there's any damage.

I keep thinking it would be good to add a waterproof pan or liner under each sink with a lip around all but the front edges. That should hold the water for a while and drip out the front before it causes actual damage.
 
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I keep thinking it would be good to add a waterproof pan or liner under each sink with a lip around all but the front edges. That should hold the water for a while and drip out the front before it causes actual damage.


Good idea. As a homeowner I would like to see more of this stuff in homes. My elevated water heater now has a pan beneath it and a drain installed in case of overflow.
 
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Especially when the cabinet facing frame has a center stile in it. Mad 


A giant AMEN to that!!! Frown

I literally "Feel your PAIN"!

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I keep thinking it would be good to add a waterproof pan or liner under each sink with a lip around all but the front edges.

Submit your idea to WeatherTech Smile

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That should hold the water for a while and drip out the front before it causes actual damage.

In fact my wife had lined the bottom of ours with some-or-another plastic, trimmed to fit, and that's just what happened.

After she wiped-up most of the water, when she removed the plastic most of the rest came with it. When I went to check out what was going on, the wood underneath was dry and undamaged.




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Good idea. As a homeowner I would like to see more of this stuff in homes. My elevated water heater now has a pan beneath it and a drain installed in case of overflow.


When mine died two years ago the new codes required a pan and drain.
Funny. We had the vent drain going into the wall and nobody could find where it went. Never did find it so we fixed that too



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I keep thinking it would be good to add a waterproof pan or liner under each sink with a lip around all but the front edges.

Submit your idea to WeatherTech Smile

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Originally posted by bryan11:
That should hold the water for a while and drip out the front before it causes actual damage.

In fact my wife had lined the bottom of ours with some-or-another plastic, trimmed to fit, and that's just what happened.

After she wiped-up most of the water, when she removed the plastic most of the rest came with it. When I went to check out what was going on, the wood underneath was dry and undamaged.


Lets not forget to add a water alarm so you know there is a leak prior to the matt overflowing.




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