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My water was off due to new loo installed if my water pressure isn't right would that cause my shower to run to hot

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There may be air in the cold water line. You should be able to release it by setting the shower to completely cold and turning it on full blast.

Posted on May 10, 2017

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    maggy1952 May 10, 2017

    Thankyou I will try that

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You aren't the first to run into this dilemna.

The size of thhe pipe will affect your system in this way.
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At certain settings the shower shudders. Not air in line as it only happens at certain temperature settings.


That problem you described is called "hammering" and usually happens in older homes that don't have anti-hammer tubes installed on the water valves at each device (sinks, toilets, showers, clothes washer, etc.) When the water is turned on the sudden flow increases the pressure in the lines and when the valve(s) are shut off, you'll get a loud banging sound.

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It's not economically feasible to go back and rip open all the walls behind every plumbing faucet in your house to install anti-hammer tubes, but you can install a small expansion tank on the main water line where it enters your house to help absorb the pressure variables along with a 18" long "bang tube" that should help eliminate the pipe shudder you're getting.

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