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Maintaining water temp. in shower

Even when water is used elseware in the house:don't wish to get burned or frozen!

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If you pipes are old and all the same size you will need to replace them with new.
3/4 inch pipe then tee off to each fixture with a 1/2 inch pipe.

Or you can get a temp control valve for your shower.

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