Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

About three and a half years ago, the (only a few years old, and frankly expensive) Moen faucet spray hose started leaking horribly under my sink. Caught it before it did substantial damage. Moen replaced the hose. Silly me, I thought “OK, it was a defect, I’ll take the replacement” and I installed the replacement hose.

It broke again in the same way.

I bought a Grohe Concetto kitchen faucet to replace it. The hose is substantial and doesn’t dangle hidden under the sink.

Michael K Johnson

Discovered why the sprayer hose for our kitchen faucet was spraying under the sink when it was extended… What was more impressive was that it did not leak substantially unless it was extended!

We cut apart the old hose after installing the new hose to see whether we could find the source of the leak. As you can see, when we pulled the hose out of the braided metal sheath, the reason for the leak was relatively obvious.

I have contained the new hose in a two-foot length of four-inch diameter pipe sitting in a bucket. That way, when this new hose fails, the water may be better contained.

I am a bit surprised by the type of flexible tube that was inside the wire braid sheath. I had expected something like reinforced flexible PVC from my experience disassembling a dead sprayer hose when I was somewhat younger… :-)


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