Question about Delta & Single Handle Shower Faucet
My wife and I hate the scald guard. We like to take HOT showers and the Damn thing keeps the water luke warm. Starts out hot for maybe 2 minutes then goes cold. The gauge is set all the way up. Can I disable the DAMN thing?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like it has mineral deposits in the hot water side. Try taking the internal valve parts completely out of the fixture and examine them. If there is any scaly (light grey) deposits, that would be the problem.
The solution is to soak all the parts in vinegar, which will dissolve the mineral deposits. It takes awhile to dissolve what has taken long to build up, so heat the vinegar, or put it all on a warm, not hot, surface to keep it more active.
I had this problem, and after cleaning it a couple of times with vinegar, I changed out the Delta to another brand. You could also use a water softening unit, which replace calcium and other metals with sodium, thus eliminating the mineral deposit problem.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Pull apart the front of the valve and there is a limiter that is set to limit hte hot water, you need to adjust that limiter. I find many valves are shipped with teh setting too cold.
Posted on Oct 09, 2010
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