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My shower lacks water pressure and keeps running boiling hot then freezing cold water
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
more than likely you have some debris near the shower head
take an adjustible wrench( crescent or channel lock
wrap a rag around the eustaceon( chrome tube coming out of shower wall srap around tube to protect the chrome hold it firmly with vicegrips or channel locks, take adjustible wrench or chanel locks and remove the chrome nut holding the shower head on to the eustaceon(turn counter cockwise be careful not to drop the tools that wil damage the tile or fiberglass
after removing showerhead
turn on shower to force and debris out and place shwoer head into stream of water to clean out any deposits the head may have some type of screen to strain the water
this should work if the flow has not incresed then there is a need to adjust the flow valve at the control
to reinstall the shower head reverse procedure
if you have any teflon tape wrap it around the threaded portion of the eustaceon
hoe this works
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
There is something caught in the hot side of the faucet manifold (main faucet body). You have to remove the trim and guts to access it. Use a flash light and look inside. Hopefully you can find the object. Oh by the way, you need to turn the water off to the whole house to do this. If you don't see anything have someone turn on the water slowly with the valve out of the manifold to rinse out the pipe leading to the valve body. Hopefully it will remove whats in there. If what you see is a white looking material that is stiff but brittle, then it's from the water heater and the water heater needs to be replaced. Sometimes there can be small stones that get "washed" into the lines when the main is worked on within the area of your home. But most likey it's from the water heater. Good luck! Don't forget to turn the water off before you remove the faucet guts.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Mixing valves usually have a diaphragm inside that keeps the hot and cold separate. If the diaphragm is old it may be allowing the hot and cold to mix improperly at the back of the valve. This is similar to a cross connection (a hot water line tied into a cold line) in your plumbing. Cross connections interfere with the performance of Combination Boilers and Tankless Water heaters due to their having no water storage or a very small buffer tank. The brand of the valve will help as each one is different in their mechanical design. If this is the problem you or a licensed plumber can replace the cartridge in the valve. Refer to your valve's owner's manual for part numbers.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
adjust ur anti scold the setting is set to low when single handle shower units are shipped they are set in cold mode for safety ur install/instructional paperwork explains such and also advises on how to adjust---remove handle and on shaft will see a blue and red plastic clips that are adjustable slide towards u and move red for more hot water test water continue till comfort level is reached for hot water
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
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