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Re: hot wayer when turned to cold
Sounds like a diverter problem .. you will need to,shut the water off take the faucet handle off ,then you will see 1 screw that hold down the cap to the diverter, after this is removed you will be able to remove and the diverter.Lots of times they just need to be reseated.
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During combustion many gasses are produced as well as particulates. Water vapor (think super fine steam) is also produced and depending on the temperature outside and/or the temperature of the exhaust system (e.g. when first started it would be cool) the water vapor condenses and drips from the tail pipe. Just like water drips from an ice cold beverage container on a hot, humid day. ;-)
Check two things, 1- check that the hot water heater bypass valve is completely closed so that it is not bypassing at all and mixing cold water . 2- check your outside shower valves, make sure both of those are turned off...if they are turned on but the valve on the head is turned off...this will also allow cold water to mix in the hot water line. If those check out ok...then the mixing valve is likely clogged, you could take it off and try soaking it in boiling white vinegar, or try to adjust it, there is an adjustment screw under the black cap, I think its an allen screw...but they fill the center with glue so you can't adjust it...you have to dig that glue out so you can get the allen wrench in...may even be a torx screw...either way it can be adjusted, you just have to dig the glue out first.
need to adjust anti-scold when unit shipped is set for cold if u have install paperwork that has info on how to adjust if not remove handle and on valve stem will see blue and red plastic clips slid them forward and adjust till hot water is adjusted to liking
This needs a new cartridge and may only cost you a couple of bucks at your local plumbing store. If you do this yourself, just make sure you turn off the water to both the cold and the hot and you will probably just need a allen wrench, screw driver and maybe a cresent wrench.
your pipes are clogged, what if you were to not turn on the cold and turn on the hot does any water come out at all, with just the hot side turned on,, if not there could be a valve that has been turned off, or the pipes are clogged
It seems unlikely that something went wrong just from moving it unless it got banged up!
It sounds like you may have stripped the hot side.
I'm assuming the water is going in the cold side and out the hot side and out the back.
If this is so and you are happy with just cold water try this:
Go to a Plumbing Store and buy a cap for the leaking intake...if it still leaks you can try soldering the two together!
I hope this was helpful.
Okay let's trouble shoot this problem. The Hot water issue may just be that your Temp. control is not set as high as it was before it was replaced. Find the control on the water heater and check the setting. You can adjust it hotter from there, but it is not recomended to set it all the way to HOT. Just increase it at small adjustments and see if the water gets hotter. The Cold Water Tap issue.....Turn off the Cold and Hot water supply lines to the faucet. Remove the Cold water tap. VERY SLOWLY TURN ON THE COLD WATER SUPPLY and see if you get water coming out of the line. If you get water, then your line is okay. Inspect the valve to see if there is any debris in or on it. Clean and reinstall both taps and turn back on the water. It should work. Now if you turn the water on SLOWLY when the Cold water tap is removed, and no water comes out, Then you know you have an issue with the line going to the cold water side. (Frozen Line, Debris in supply line valve, Broken or Leaking Water Line) I hope this assists you........Joe
I found a way to get warm water in the shower, but I'm not sure it qualifies as a solution. After trying everything else I thought that maybe when I was feathering the faucet in the shower toward the cold side so I would get warm water that at a certain point it blocked the flow on the hot water side enough so that the sensor in the hot water heater sensed there was no demand in the line and it shut the water heater off. To test this, I went to the kitchen and turned the kitchen sink faucet all the way to the hot side and then turned it on so that I got a small flow of water. I waited for the water to get hot to be sure the hot water heater was working. Once it was hot, I left it running to keep demand in the line and then I went to the shower and turned the faucet on. When the water got hot I started feathering the control towards the cold side and soon I had warm water. So I think I'm right in that the sensor in the hot water heater was shutting the water heater off when the demand in the shower was lowered to a certain point when I was trying to adjust the water temp in the shower.
So now I can get warm water, but it means I have to leave the hot water running at another fixture in the house to create a false demand in the system so the hot water heater doesn't shut down. Is there a way to adjust the senor in the hot water heater so that it will stay on when I'm using the shower only, so I don't have to waste water by running another faucet when I want to take a shower?