Showerlux bodyzone envy shower system instructions
Our plumber cannot regulate the water temperature of the shower. it runs either steaming hot or freezing cold. It has been installed correctly he tells me. This is a new shower (expensive) and have no other experts locally
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most electric hot water systems use a heat transfer process where the element is in one tank and the house water is in another
the house water is what is being drawn off when you turn on a tap
there is a regulator valve at the top of the tank with a small lever that you open up to let water in and air out of the system
another point is that there may be a hot/cold mixer on the hot water outlet which limits the temperature of hot water to prevent scalding injuries in the bath and shower or sink
If you have one fitted they are known to malfunction and cut the hot water temperature down as, they mix too much cold water into the hot water pipe.
have a plumber check it out
a couple of things to check on the side of the hot water system you will see a valve with a small lever
lift that lever until there is a solid stream of water coming from the pipe
that ensures that the heater tank is full
next -if you have a temperature mixer on the hot water pipe out of the tank ( stops scolds in the bath, shower sink) by controlling the temperature mix at the tank
They are known to fail and shut down the hot water supply by adding extra cold water into the system
other than that get a plumber in to fix the fault.
He may have put the mixing valve in backwards. This is very easy to do because it will let some warm water through and at least enough to trick the installer that it had hot water when tryin it out. Also is the shut off valve opened completely? Did he by chance close off the water heater valve also or tank not on just still warm? If other areas are normal you know it's at that one valve and my guess would be the actual valve body or shut off issue. There is also the chance of a faulty valve, damage from install, got to hot if soldered with valve in body and was damaged, debris in valve from pipes. But start there and verify that you have hot and cold to the valve, then if you do shut off system and try flipping the valve around.
Replace valve canister- no construction- just remove after taking time to shut off water- a few screws and the job takes 15 minutes. I take for granted you have good water hot/cold to the fixture. This fix will cure most temperature balance problems.
The single lever system is a EZ care system. Note the canister can malfunction faster when exposed to untreated hard water.
You aren't the first to run into this dilemna.
The size of thhe pipe will affect your system in this way.
If you start 85lbs of pressure in the water main, The meterhas a 1" pipe inlet and a 3/4" outlet. The meter reduced thhe pressure to60 psi and then it is reduced again at the point of entering the structure dropping to 1/2" pipe. By resucing the pressure is upped approx 5-7 lbs. The point of regulator and pipe size is the only time the pressure changes. The lowest pressure will drive a rainbird spribkler,actually several. But too many rainbirds won't affect by pressure as much as volume. The pressure will push whatever is available.By reducing the 3/4 to 1/2" didn't affect your pressure as much as it did your volume.. The reason your hot water starts to run cold sooner is that now you do not have the volume ratio between the cold and hot.It 's 1:1 now instead of 1.25:1. Hot more than cold. It takes more hot water to heat cold water than ittakescold to cool hot. Plus, the hot water you use is being replaced by cold water and that water is cooling what hot water is in the tank as the heat moves to the cold. The heater cannot heat al that water fast enough, but the cold water line is happy as can be.No pressure changes and no temperature changes. Before, you had to turn up the cold to bring the temp down to comfortable or safe. I just had my shower redone and everything is the sme size. Here is something to think about. Ck the shower head. They clog up and cause poor mixing over time. Yoou should be ok. How old is the water heater? Over time they get a build up of calcium and lime which is very detrimental to the heaters efficiency and recovery time. I hope this all made sense to you. At times when we have things done right it seems to be wrong because we are accustomed to the way it was. You will get accustomed to it and find your water heater gobbling less energy. Good luck and I hope it all works out, There is no need to fret. Sincerely -Ned-
Test: take the shower head off, then run water. If the water can be adjusted to the desired level (hot/cold mix), then the problem is probably in the shower head. Contact the manufacturer of the shower head. If you cannot maintain a good mix, the problem may be in the valve behind the wall or a total house pressure problem---time to get out your wallet and call a plumber.
Yes - This is an easy (though not widely known) diy fix! Remove the cover of the faucet handle (may pop off if crystal type or use a screwdriver to remove the screws) inside there is a scald guard safety mechanism - using a flathead screwdriver, turn the guard some the left. There should be a guide so that you do not turn the water up too hot. If there is not, you may need to consult a plumber or supplier in order to adjust the hot to a moderate temperature.
Many states building codes require a pressure regulator and expansion tank for hot water heater installation. Check the pressure regulator if you have one as this would only affect the hot water pressure. Adjust or replace. Rap the expansion tank like knocking hard on a door. Hollow sound is good. Dull thud means it needs to be replaced as it is filled with water.
Will the water stay hot in the kitchen sink? Try to isolate the problem. If it is happening at all hot water locations, then it will be related to your water heater. If just in the shower then it is related to the mix of water ratio coming out of the shower hear. If its only the shower, then you are getting too much cold and not enough hot through the pipes. This can be very simple to fix by replacing the handle going to the shower. If this does not work then you may have a problem in the hot water pipes. After you isolate the problem, please post another question here.
Hello, first if any water supply hot or cold is turned off, you will experience trickling as you mention. You must have both cold and hot in order to adjust the temperature on your valve. if you had a plumber intall this unit you should ask him to adjust it. Otherwise here is how:
Rotate the handle counterclockwise to stop and let water run till cold water is purged, check
temperature. Rotate handle to off, remove handle parts (see Disassembly in your manual) and temperature limit stop, rotate clockwise to decrease and counterclockwise to increase maximum hot water temperature, reinstall temperature limit stop and handle (TIP: Do not screw handle in until desired maximum temperature is achieved) Repeat steps until desired maximum
temperature is achieved