Bathroom Sink Base Constantly Leaks

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  1. Jun 27, 2012 #1

    mrcannon

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    Our Bathroom sink base has been leaking for about 2 years now and I think it's finally driven me insane. It's always flooded by the end of the day and turns a brownish color. The horrible Super in my building has attempted to "fix" it 3 time and it's exactly the same.
    I've done a lot of research and mostly just found advice for a leaky faucet, but never information about the base of it leaking. Please let me know what I need to do. I don't know the first thing about Plumbing.

    Here is a picture of the leak below.
    It leaks from all sides of the base and floods the sink area

    Please help.

    Thanks!

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  2. Jun 27, 2012 #2

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    Hi! Is it your tap?? If so it could easy be your seal which has just failed or all you will have to do is get some new taps there are not much at all. I just fitted some new taps today and working prefect haha so yeah! It will not take long... If you need any help fitting your new taps or help with getting to the seal just inbox me and I will tell you how to do it set by set! Okay let me know how it all go's thankyou!.
     
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    Or just looking at your pic again you might just have to put some silicon around the sides of it! Once again let me know how you get on!.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 #4

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    My guess is the O rings on the stems are leaking. To confirm this remove the handles and turn the water on and see if there is water leaking around the stems.

    John
     
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    Save yourself the headaches...spend 30 bucks and replace the faucet. It may have an internal leak that no washers or o rings will fix.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend installing a $30 faucet.
     
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    Agreed. Spend more than 30 bucks. Even if you do rent the place.
     
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  9. Aug 17, 2012 #9

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    I think replacing the faucet is better, for affordable faucets check out this ***no spamming allowed***..:D
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2012 #10

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    Greenyterrot, I dont think its a good idea to silicone the base. It might look like its fixed but the waters still going to siy under the faucet and rot the counter top
     

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