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Old 05-18-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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We installed a new electric hot water tank and it gets hot but isn't getting hot in shower. Thermostat at max. Same tank as before just new one. Even replaced new one with this one and same issues. We did install a new cold water pressure tank. Have well. House was replumbed 3 years ago with flex pipe overhead. Any ideas?

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Old 05-18-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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Yes, I have an idea. During the heater change out a piece of debris dislodge and flowed to the shower valve disrupting its normal operation.

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We installed a new electric water heather...
...it gets hot but isn't getting hot in shower.

Any ideas?
1) define hot
2) does the shower have a thermostatic valve?
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I think you can consult with expert in this regard.
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Never should turn the thermostat on the heater up all the way!
If the water is hot (should be no more then 120 deg.) everywhere else in the house then there's trash in the anti scald (also called the balancing valve).
Anytime major plumbing work is done like that the lines should have been flushed out starting with the outside faucets, aerators removed on the faucets and water ran through them.
That way the trash gets pushed out before getting to the shower control.
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is it plumbed backwards?
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1) As per Island guy, it is drawing from the dip tube
2) The mixing valve isn't getting all the way over
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Where is the mixing valves in the shower? Your help is appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:36 PM   #9
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it plain to see problem developed after heater change out....debris is probley the problem as fairview mentioned...
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Where is the mixing valves in the shower? Your help is appreciated.
Normally on the wall, with a handle attached

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