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Hot & cold plumbed in reverse
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The issue you have is known as water hammer per se. It is the result of water logged air chambers in instances such as yours. The easiest solution is to turn off the water supply to the house and drain the entire system from the lowest point available such as a hose bibb/water spigot. Turn off your electric water heater if applicable as lack of water will burn out the elements. Once this is done turn the water supply back on to the house and bleed the excess air out of each appliance by turning it on and running both hot and cold water until air dissipates. Another cause may be an inadequately secured plumbing system behind the shower itself. The piping should be secured to some cross member to prevent movement caused by water pressure. A special device is made in extreme circumstances and larger systems called a water hammer arrester which does the same job as an air chamber but uses different principles to accomplish the task. I hope this is of assistance to you and thanks for using Fix Ya. If I can be of further assistance please let me know.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
You have to remove cartridge and rotate 180 degrees then re-install. Was it removed or replace lately?
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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One of two things has happened. I'm assuming you only get hot water when you open the valve and that this is for a single handle control shower fixture. If so either this is the wrong valve for your shower control or it is installed backwards. Sometimes the valve can be installed at either 180 degree angles. See if it can be installed any other way. If so this may solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
They can be piped either way on older valves but they should be piped with cold on the right and hot on the left.
On the newer tub and shower valves that are scald guard or posi temp valves they must be piped properly or they will not work right. Hope this helps you. Thanks and happy holidaysFrodo 959
Posted on Dec 24, 2010
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