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Need Advice no hot water from shower in one bath

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by overlander, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. overlander

    overlander New Member

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    We rarely used one of our full baths so did not notice this.
    Water from the shower is not even luke warm. But from the sink in the same bathroom is hot enough.

    Is there any adjustment I can do or is this something only plumber can do ?

    Please advice. I thought I have seen /read a thread with similar issue but could not find it now.

    TIA

    -overlander
     
  2. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    What brand of faucet control do you have in the shower. Many modern brands (moen) have a physical temp block that can be manually adjusted. We had the same thing happen to both our showers.

    If you have Moen, PM me and I can give you the link to the instructions. I am sure that most modern brands also have this type of temp adjustment. It is very easy to adjust and you don't need to shut off the house water... it's that easy.

    Good luck with it
     
  3. overlander

    overlander New Member

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    yes it is MOEN. Will PM you now. ty soo much.
     
  4. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    We had that problem in our old place. Turns out that when the knob was removed there was a little plastic ring inside to regulate the temperature by not allowing the knob to turn to the hot side. We had no clue it was there but a plumber helped us out. If you can get the knob off it's simple to take the ring off.
     
  5. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    We had that issue when we moved into our house--i had to pull the knob off on our showers and move the tab to get the water hot enough. The sup. who did the walk through said it was set to a certain temperature for safety inspection--but i'm not down with cold showers.
     
  6. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Just a quick heads-up to everyone regarding moving that little tab in the Moen shower faucet. About 2 years ago, I had to go about doing this myself in our master bathroom. Unfortunately, in doing so, the whole assembly popped out, spraying me with searing hot water. I instinctively put my hand over the spray in order to attempt to stop the water from flooding the bathroom. After a couple secs, I reached over and grabbed the towel on the rack and used that to cover the knob, but the pressure was too great. I was yelling out to my wife to run down and shut the water main. By this time, I no longer felt any pain and just kept trying to keep water from spraying outside the tub area. About 30 secs later (God bless my wife, she practically dove down the 2 staircases), the water stopped and I just collapsed on the side of the tub. I won't describe what my hand looked like at this point, but rest assured it wasn't pretty. We rushed to the ER where I was treated for some pretty serious water burns, which took a long time to heal, with some daily cleanings and treatment.

    Long story short, it's a simple fix, but don't take any chances. Shut off the water before doing anything that runs the risk of spraying hot water. Moen shower knobs use a 'cartridge' type system, which over time can wear out and needs to be replaced. Turned out that ours had worn out and my attempt to turn the small plastic 'restrictor' was enough for it to give out. We called a plumber the next day who replaced the cartridge for a hefty fee, but I was in no position, both physically and psychologically to mess with that faucet again.

    Just like with electricity, don't take chances; turn off the main and protect yourself.
     
  7. grape

    grape New Member

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    We had the same problem when we moved into our townhouse 3.5 years ago. We had contacted VanMeters while our house was under warranty and they sent in a plumber to look at this issue. The issue was that one of the hot water pipe in the equipment room had an extra joint connection to cold water pipe. Because of this the water was always luke warm or cold in our master bath shower. Once the plumber removed the joint we started getting hot water in our master bathroom shower.

    Hope this helps...
     
  8. ESL

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    Hi ozgood.
    Do you mind sending me the link to adjust the temperature on the moen shower faucet. Also have the same problem where we only get the cold water.
    Thanks

     
  9. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Active Member

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    Wow....Thanks for warning all of us. I always turn off the water any time I work on plumbing....Don't want to take chances with burning myself AND/OR flooding the house/floor.

    Glad you are okay--sucks when people burn themselves as it hurts like hell later.
     
  10. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    If the water is scalding hot, your water heater thermostat is set too high, which also costs more to heat.
     

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