Question about American Standard Plumbing
Just installed a new single handle American Standard Cadet tub/shower faucet. Cold water pressure is fine, but the hot water slows to a trickle (temp is fine). Hot water pressure throughout the rest of the house is fine. How do I fix this?
These types faucets have a what is called an anti scald valve build into them, it is required by law, it is either defective or out of adjustment, contact a local hardware store for more detailed info.
Posted on Feb 02, 2012
When you installed the new tub faucet you probably turned off the water to that faucet of even the whole house. IF IT IS AN OLDER HOUSE, TURNING THE WATER OFF AND BACK ON CAN LOOSEN SOME DEBRIS IN THE WATER LINES THAT CAN FIND THEIR WAY TO YOUR NEW FAUCET. If there is a screen at the end of the water outlet it can be clogged with gunk. Uncrew the screen on the water outlet and clean. You may also want to flush out the hot and cold outlets by turning the water off, removing the cartigages and slowly let water flush them out. Then reassemble. Also when you have the tub handles out you can turn the hot and cold supply valves off and on a few times to loosen more debris if it exsists........Joe
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: leaking shower faucet
You may want to disassymble the faucet again and check for any debris that could have gotten into the faucet when you were changing the cartridge. Also remove the seats at the back of the housing and reexamine for bad seals. Sometimes it takes a second install for it to stop. Something isn't seating properly plus, it could be a bad new cartridge.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Remove the handle,and all the trim rings,and the cartridge cover. take a flat head screwdriver and use it to lift
up the red ring behind everything, this is the hot limit safety stop,
this just stops the handle from turning to full hot.
Once you have the red ring lifted up, notice the numbers and the pointer
on the ring, numbers are on the fixture,
O= hottest 7=cold
See what the ring pointer is set to now, and move it half, before you put this back together, just set the handle on the unit and run the water to see if its to hot or not enough. Once you have found what is the best setting, then replace all covers and trim, handle.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info! It turns out that our faucet was so old it had black plastic piece that had to be popped out and re-positioned!"
SOURCE: I have an american standard
Pull the knob off...usually the screw is behind a cover in the center of the knob...
Behind the knob you will find a nut that is the packing nut ... this is what keeps the water from running out around the stem...turn that nut clockwise a quarter to a half turn or until snug...
this iwll fix your leak...
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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