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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: Seems clogged
The problem may be caused not by a check valve in
the inlet hose. This little gadget, about an inch inside the heater end
of the tube, allows water to flow into the heating element but not back
-- unless it's broken. This hose is the one closest to the outside edge
of the bottom.
I'm sure *someone* must sell a replacement part, and I'm in the middle of that search. But I did get an older, broken coffeemaker from my brother (another member of "the Slow Wastebasket" society!
I was able to disassemble my Model CBC-00PC2 using a standard Torx 10 screwdriver. However when I tried to take apart an older model, DCC-1200, I found that it used the security version of the Torx 10 screw: it has a tiny nipple (correct word?) in the center of the screwhead that prevents a standard Torx driver to fit. I was unable to find the correct screwdriver and a security Torx bit is too thick to fit, so my brother and I resorted to brute strength to pop of the bottom.
The only other problem I had was that the older hose was a bit brittle and both the older and newer ones had sort of welded themselves to the aluminum heater element tube. Luckily, there was enough extra length and I was able to make it fit -- barely! I lost one of the little metal clips so substituted a tiny cable tie.
Everything seems to work. Oh, the only reason I knew about the check valve is that I previously disassembled the thing to see what was wrong and I found something (probably a piece of the valve!) floating around.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
hi rob the problem is due to an activated thermal overheat switch, you cannot reset this unit as once it is activated it will require a new unit, its a nuisance i agree as i come across this regularly, however its condusive of a scaled up unit so you eventually turn up the shower setting higher to get the water hotter, & inturn activates the thermal switch.
According to which model it is the part is not that overly expensive, you can phone triton direct 7 they will post a new spare to you
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Assuming you are talking about the temperatur/pressure relief valve, it is stuck open.
1. Turn off gas or electric to water heater
2. Close water supply to water heater
3. open hot water faucet on nearest fixture to depressurize hot water system.
4. close tpr valve (you may have to push in on the center spine. It may be resistant to closing from sediment. If so, opening and closing several times may solve that issue.
Once you get the tpr valve closed, close the faucet and open the supply valve. If the tpr stays closed, go ahead and turn on the gas/electric and re-light pilot and turn on control etc.
If the TPR blows again, you will need to replace it. YOu can buy a new one at any plumbing supply store. Shut down the heater again, drain a bit of water out using the valve on the bottom of the tank. there is probably copper pipe connected to the TPR valve which you may have to cut or maybe can just unscrew. The TPR threads out of the tank, install the new valve (make sure to use pipe dope or teflon tape.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Are you talking about water still coming through the spout at the same time? What overflow pipe are you talking about? If you are talking about the spout, there is a device in the spout that when you pull up on it, the water is diverted to the shower. They have washers in them and it sounds as though the washer is worn out and not making a good seal anymore. You can buy a new generic spout to stop the water or you can take the old one apart and try to find replacement pieces. I have taken one apart and bought a new one to rob the parts off of it before. I hope this is the answer you were looking for. If not, reply to this for clarification and I will try and answer your question more clearly.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
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