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At my apartment complex not enough hot water!

There is a leak at my apartment complex coming from the MOEN shower head or faucets. There is cold water returning to the water heater making the units never turn off and people not receiving hot water. If the shower or faucets are not leaking could there be interior leak with a cartridge to send cold water back though the lines. There is no water of any leak on the interior or exterior of the building. I believe over 7000 gallons is getting wasted everyday. Can you help??

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  • justaguilar Feb 01, 2009

    I don't have any showers leaking at any of the apartment units. I want to know can the shower cartridge leak cold water back toward the hot side to though off the hotwater heaters. The waterheaters can hit temp when I turn off the lines to the units but when I turn the lines on again after waterheater hits temp the return lines return cold water?

  • justaguilar Feb 02, 2009

    To all 73 apartments? There no easy way to know if the cartridge is good or bad? Normaly the shower leaks and we change the cartridge now there's no leak but cold water going to the hot water lines?

  • justaguilar Feb 02, 2009

    To all 73 apartments? There no easy way to know if the cartridge is good or bad? Normaly the shower leaks and we change the cartridge now there's no leak but cold water going to the hot water lines?

  • justaguilar Feb 03, 2009

    a moen shower cartridge.

  • Cesar Bikic
    Cesar Bikic May 11, 2010

    question is the shower leaking?, do You have a leak or not on the shower? I do not understand
    Please explain witch of the 3 or 4 items are leaking


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When I open the shower faucet, there is normal flow of cold water but when turn towards the hot wter, the flow reduces drastically.
Can you give me probable cause?
Thanks

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What cartridge? a filter? get back to me

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Cesar Bikic Feb 03, 2009

    You have to find the leak, never a shower cartridge will leak like that Or either some body is stealing the water or You have a leak some where under ground or every where on minor ways , call me I am in Florida my cell 786 370 1812 Caesar

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You need to change the cartridge

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