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My shower is running cold water only, the rest of house has hot water

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Sounds like you have a single lever shower, in this case the valve stem which mixes the hot and cold has a clogged hot side , you'll need to remove and replace the cartridge or valve stem

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The rest of ur house water in the showers fine?
If not they must install a prv (Presure reducing velve) on the cold going to the house and geyser befor it t,s of to the house and even if the rest of the house water is fine u must ask ur plumber who intalled it if he took the cold water going to the new shower strait of the mains if so he must corect it by t-ing in at the right cold water supply or put a velve on the cold water to ruduse the cold presure . then u will have more hot presure and that means lovely hot shower

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