Asked on Feb 03, 2015

My kitchen sink sprayer hose wants to get hung up on the drain trap

Pete Wells
by Pete Wells
The hose gets caught around the drain trap almost every time I use it, what can I add to prevent this?
  12 answers
  • Darla Darla on Feb 03, 2015
    You could just fasten a board vertically between the hose and the trap.
  • Sue Sue on Feb 03, 2015
    throw a wash cloth over the trap( In the "U" part.
  • Fre1233165 Fre1233165 on Feb 03, 2015
    Hang something heavy on it. I guess use your imagination there. Mine has a heavy washer like thing in the bottom crook of the hose(under the cabinet), The guy who installed said that was what it was for
  • Fre1233165 Fre1233165 on Feb 03, 2015
    Is there a way to redo white cabinets without taking them down? Been there done that and almost killed my self doing it.
  • SJazz SJazz on Feb 03, 2015
    They make a heavy washer to weight it down & keep from catching. Check your local hardware store.
  • Darla Darla on Feb 04, 2015
    You could just hang a heavy nut or washer on it with a twist tie or piece of wire or zip-tie. That way you don't have to disassemble anything.
  • Callie Henrichs Callie Henrichs on Feb 19, 2015
    Cut a portion of a pool noodle and tape it on. Or you could use a firm plastic, think milk jug and secure it over it. Either solution will prevent it from catching on it.
  • Shirley Midgett Shirley Midgett on Feb 19, 2015
    I cut a piece of stiff cardboard about the size of a plate to go around the drain at the back and keep the little sprayer hose off of it
  • Lisa B. Lisa B. on Mar 09, 2015
    I had the same problem. I cut a length of leftover foam pipe insulation long enough to cover the nut and about 4" of the trap pipe on either side. Problem solved.
  • John Reilly John Reilly on Mar 24, 2015
    The sprayer hose has a circular 'cast' to it. If unhooked from both ends and thrown onto the floor it would lay in a circular form. Loosen the nut at the top near the faucet, NOT the sprayer and with the hose loosened twist it away from the drain. Now re-tighten the nut by the faucet. The picture shows the hose from the faucet coming down to the right and then up past the drain to the sprayer head and what you need is for the sprayer hose to loop down NEXT to the drain then loop to the right and then up to the sprayer head.
  • Abbigail Hunter Abbigail Hunter on Jun 14, 2016
    John Reilly you sound like a plumber that is a good answer.
  • AmyG AmyG on Jul 28, 2016
    see if you can find a hose weight - my sprayer came with one
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