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Old 08-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #331
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We have slowly seen our hot water diminish. After some tinkering have determined that the thermostatic mixing valve is going bad. Our kitchen faucet normally would kick on tankless, but now it won't. Did experiment and turned cold off. Water will not get any hotter than 110 with the thermostatic mixing valve all the way up. Which is supposed to be 145. Will be ordering replacement. Both tankless units are producing their set temp of 150.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #332
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I guess having this issue prompted reading some reviews so may have solution to another issue. Apparently, the mixing valve will only flow MAX 3.9 gpm per side. In order for the planned shower to work I will need to put in two mixing valves "in parallel" in order to get higher flow rate and also may alleviate the water hammer. Would not have know this without reading review from a buyer.
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Turned the tankless temperature down from 150 to 120 and there is some improvement in flow. Flow rate was 0.7 gpm with lower temp went up to 1.1 gpm

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Whew! That seemed like a lot of work! Looking good, so far.
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Whew! That seemed like a lot of work! Looking good, so far.
Yep, have to rehab/remodel whole house one room at a time!
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #336
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Been a long time since my last post. Babies room is finished in time for our new arrival born October 3rd.


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I feel bad... We have been having this ongoing problem with a hydrogen sulfide smell isolated to hall bathroom sink. I sanitized well and all plumbing numerous times to no avail. Then I made unfortunate discovery. I had forgotten that I filled water heaters with water back in 2009. Although valves were closed bacteria had produced enough gas to leak through ball valve. I spent all day Saturday taking out water heaters and associated plumbing. Valve at bottom of heater was broken so could not drain, so had fun moving 400 lbs. by myself.

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When I disconnected hot water hose on one heater a mucus like slime oozed out with a lot of gas. Then black water. Found the problem : sad:



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if you havent done this yet, you could have your shower glass guy drill 2 holes in the shower and back to back mirrors and use standoffs like
to mount the mirrors outside the shower....

cool idea by the way
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if you havent done this yet, you could have your shower glass guy drill 2 holes in the shower and back to back mirrors and use standoffs like
to mount the mirrors outside the shower....

cool idea by the way
Decided on a plan a little later on. Running all new drain pipe was more than I am willing to do.

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I looked through each page of your thread. You are amazing.
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Resuming work! Our daughter is now two months old so starting back up on master bath/closet/bedroom. Ceiling will need a complex framing due to vent and can lights.

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So who would have thought, those cheap filters are actually better than those "allergen" pleated filters.

Having trouble finding tile to match wife's "inspiration" room. That uses Thassos marble. I do wonder with Greece's economic problems, is it a risky proposition anyway. It's marble and not oil... Will probably post question in tile forum. I want to also make an edge in tile and not sure how to do it so it won't fail.

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Been a while since I made an entry. We had some very cold days recently and it became apparent that an outage during cold months would leave the house too cold to do the manual second generator. Will start plan to install second ATS.

Shower design is turning out to be tougher that initially thought. Will need to make some sacrifices. Steam showers call for a pitch to ceiling but after drawing my lines out this is going to look weird. Since we will be using as shower 95% of the time and the walls of the soffit are vertical anyway there is no way to avoid cold drips. Somehow would have to make a lip to carry water away from the vertical soffit walls. Seems that would create point of grout failure.

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The two thermostatic valves have been taken out. The design of the Hydronic heat doesn't work well with a multi unit install with low flow and high flow requirements. No water hammer and all faucets now work fine. For the first time we actually have lukewarm water.

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Just too many incompatible components. First being the WaterSense faucets. Second tankless pressure drop to maintain water temp. Lastly, bath design involving multiple simultaneous water fixtures.

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Been working steady on master shower. First time using PEX. Much easier to use, should have been using it earlier.
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