I was at my parents' house today, and I realized the kitchen sink had been slowly leaking for who knows how long. My parents throw money at problems, even minor ones. They immediately called a plumber, who will be here tomorrow at the end of the day. I figure this gives me one day to fix it myself, impress them with the savings, and convert the two of them to Mustachianism. Only problem - I can't seem to fix it!
I isolated the problem to a faucet connector hose off the hot water stop valve. It drips whenever the water is on. I removed the leaking connector hose and took it to Lowe's. I got a replacement. They said it's a compression valve and so I should not use plumber's putty or tape. The instructions say to hand tighten and then wrench a quarter turn. I did that, and it still leaked. So I tightened it more, and it still leaked. I am thinking I am going to redo it with plumber's tape, but I thought I would ask the experts first. Any ideas? Two potential Mustachians are hanging in the balance!
I attached pics if that is helpful.