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Old 10-07-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Faucet not changing temperature


I'm a real estate agent in CT. I have a client that had their building inspection yesterday on a 9 year old townhouse. All faucets in the unit do work, making the water both hot & cold. However, the faucet in the upstairs guest bath tub does not make the water any warmer or any cooler after the inspector turned the knobs. Does anyone know to the fix this problem or what caused this problem, and have an idea on what it is going to cost?

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Pressure balanced faucets have limit stops that may need to be set. Most require removing the handle to get at the mechanism, and every manufacturer does theirs a bit different, so I can't explain them all here. It usually involves moving a gear to allow more travel in the hot direction.

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or it could be as simple as someone turned off the hot water valve inside the vanity.... or the cold, depending on what comes out.

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Thanks for the help. I was out at the house again this afternoon with their building inspector. The average temperature going out for the bath tub fixture was around 117 degrees, but as the water passed through the showerhead and into the air where you would shower, the temperature was down til about 95 degrees . It could either be a blocked or turned off valve in the basement or in the faucet.
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hmm... tub, ok.... i need to learn to read better.

the likely culprit could be a temp/pressure valve under the tub knob. it would just need adjusting if so.

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