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Old 04-27-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Elkay faucet in 2010 Bambi: Did I lose an O-ring?

I'm de-winterizing the 2010 Bambi today (hooray!) and noticed water pressure was real low coming out of the faucet in the galley. Took it apart, found crud in the filter, problem solved. But when I put it back together I have a leak at the base of the removable wand. I see a groove there where I suspect an O-ring once might have lived. I'm thinking it's down the drain now (literally).

Can anyone confirm an O-ring or gasket should reside between these two parts? See attached pic.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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I ended up poaching a rubber washer from a dead CB radio I had lying around, stuck it between the two parts of the faucet and no leaks! Works perfectly.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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When I pressurized my water system for the first time this year, just on last Thursday, I had a similar problem. Although my faucet is a Moen, the sprayer looks about the same. Where the trigger nozzle meets the shoulder of the hose flange, it was spraying out. Tightening did not help. Separating the sprayer nozzle from the hose, there did not seem to be any gasket. I thought about fitting a gasket or o-ring, but didn't have anything on hand to fit. I wanted to fix it that night, as we left the next morning for the weekend at Chain-O-Lakes State Park. I put a bead of clear silicone around the shoulder where the two parts meet, then screwed them together, tightened it down and let it dry overnight. Tested the next morning, and it's been fine.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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Turns out there was a gasket, and I can't believe I found it - on the ground where the gray/black tank drains out. It had gone through the system and was sitting there in front of me when I went to cap the drain before heading out on the first trip of the year.

Oh, and it's pretty funny that if you rearrange the letters ELKAY it spells LEAKY! Fortunately, my Elkay is not leaky anymore.
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