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Guys- I'm in 'hot water' and this ain't no pun.. Bought a house in Lakewood, CO and my wife's shower has a Delta Monitor 1700 Series shower faucet. Do you know if it is pressure balanced? I can't even make coffee in the morning without her getting a cold shower let alone flushing a toilet. Seems like every water faucet that reduces the cold water pressure gives her a cold shower. Should I trash the fixture? Thanks Frank Scheubel

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Dont trash it! i suggest you should check all the setting and the procedures in the manual, check if first before you trash the item.

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