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When I'm showering in the winter months (when I need more hot water) my shower suddenly loses pressure and the hot water decreases. It also whines when this happens. This started happening last winter. The only thing different that I can think of is that I installed a 'reverse osmosis' water filter under my kitchen sink...I have no idea if this has something to do with the problem but it's the only thing that would have changed in my house. I live in a mobile home. What can I do to correct this? I'm tired of cool showers in the winter months.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: shower too hot
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your question seems to be how to adjust the temperature of a shower valve?
I'm going to assume this is a single handle faucet. Most are adjustable under the handle. This is the responsibility of the installer but sometimes they forget and you can't get them back. Anyway this requires a little mechanical ability and a few tools.
First be sure to turn off the water to the faucet, then remove the handle (allen wrench or small screw driver). Most have a temp. adjustment ring right there. Simply pull out, rotate and replace. With some you have to remove the sleeve or bonnet under the handle to expose the adjustment fitting. Reasemble and turn on. It is not uncommon to have to do this two or three times before the customer is happy with the setting. The adjustment fittings usually don't have tenp. setting numbers to go by so it might take a few tries.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008
SOURCE: Shower goes hot and cold
If you are having trouble only at the one fixture (shower), and no where else, the problem is most likely in the shower valve...which either needs new cartridges, or a complete replacement.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2009
That sounds like a water heater problem, wheres the heater at in your home. If it is effected by the outside weather i.e. the heater is in a cold environment then it would effect the hot water output. try turning up the thermostat on the heater if it is gas then it should be knob on the outside if it is electric you will need to remove the top or the bottom cover and adjust it with a screw driver. If this does not work the let me know and we try some other things. With the weather/temp outside effecting the water temp in the shower then I have a hard time believing it is the shower its self.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
changing the shower head will not do anything.to do what you want,you would need more BTU's or a bigger unit to supply more water,someone may be hogging the water also.
Posted on Jul 26, 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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