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    I've got the reverse osmosis unit processing a few buckets of water but there is a slim bead of water at the connection of the sink and the R/O feed line adapter which is causing me a bit of anxiety. it's not spurting out, the connection is tight but it still causes water to run down the faucet "head" (?) and drip beneath the sink. I have it attached as tight as possible with a pliers.
    Is anyone else running an R/O off their faucet who's already conquered this problem?

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    swords, get yourself a role of plumbers tape/teflon tape, its only about a dollar a role and it's designed for just that.

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    I used to run my RO system off the kitchen sink.. it was a royal pain in the (you know what) to get a leak free connection. The teflon tape did seem to help at the time.
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    I will get a roll of that then (I think you guys are talkin about the white & blue tape that comes in a canister?) and also a quick disconnect hose part to pop the R/O feed line on & off easier cos I don't wanna have to have the tape and pliers handy all the time to let me go from doing dishes to making water and vice versa.

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    I've got the quick disconnect and the tape and now it works 99% still got a tiny bit of a trickle but I'll bet I know what's causing it-studying the step up adapter the guy sold me I see it has a small nub under the 3/4" threads so you can thread a slightly smaller size 15/16ths hose as well as this size. I believe that small protruding thread is likely what's causing the incomplete seal so still I need another adapter (the single ended one) but I'm making between 2 & 3 gallons per hour and only have a slight drip now which is going straight into the sink drain and not running down the faucet head. whew!

    Thanks for all your tips with this!

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