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brockmiera 10-18-2012 03:24 PM

Hot water going instantly Cold
 
Whenever the shower is running and something as little as the kitchen faucet is turned on the shower water goes instantly cold. Any thoughts on why this might happen?

pwgsx 10-18-2012 03:38 PM

The faucet is turned on cold or hot in the other room?

joecaption 10-18-2012 03:44 PM

New house to you?
What size are the main runs?
Single or double handle faucet?
About how old is it.

brockmiera 10-18-2012 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pwgsx (Post 1033432)
The faucet is turned on cold or hot in the other room?

Either way the same thing happens.

brockmiera 10-18-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1033438)
New house to you?
What size are the main runs?
Single or double handle faucet?
About how old is it.

New house to me yes. Built 1961
If I had to guess Id say 1.5" is the main line coming in to the house. All other pipes look the same size. I can measure later today.
Single handle faucet in the shower.

oh'mike 10-18-2012 08:36 PM

The preasure balancing cartridge in the shower is faulty---change the shower cartridge--

Let us know the brand and we'll walk you through it---If the house is new---call the builder---simple,quick fix usually---

brockmiera 12-13-2012 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1033604)
The preasure balancing cartridge in the shower is faulty---change the shower cartridge--

Let us know the brand and we'll walk you through it---If the house is new---call the builder---simple,quick fix usually---

sorry it took so long to get some of this information back to you guys. here is a picture of the unit I took this morning. I'm still not quite sure which brand it is. also what would I do to make this bad dripping stop

brockmiera 12-13-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1033438)
New house to you?
What size are the main runs?
Single or double handle faucet?
About how old is it.

And my house main is 3/4" copper pipe. It is immediately sized down to 1/2" throughout the rest of the house.

tylernt 12-14-2012 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by brockmiera (Post 1072346)
And my house main is 3/4" copper pipe. It is immediately sized down to 1/2" throughout the rest of the house.

That small piping may be a contributor, but I agree with oh'mike, a new pressure balance cartridge is in order.

That looks like it might be a Moentrol, but I will let someone with more experience confirm or deny.

ben's plumbing 12-14-2012 08:22 PM

mike is ontop of this one.....change out cartridge in shower 1st . its a moen...ben sr

brockmiera 12-14-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing (Post 1073212)
mike is ontop of this one.....change out cartridge in shower 1st . its a moen...ben sr

Would you mind terribly explaining how?

tylernt 12-14-2012 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by brockmiera (Post 1073231)
Would you mind terribly explaining how?

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...place+moentrol

brockmiera 12-14-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by tylernt (Post 1073264)

Cool thanks ill check it out

oh'mike 12-14-2012 10:54 PM

Turn off the water at the main---

Remove the handle---and the big cover plate---you will see a horseshoe shaped clip that is in
front of the valve body--lift that out---attach a Moen cartridge puller to the stem--

-turn the handle on the puller----cartridge should pull right out---(sometimes you will need to crank the handle back and slip an open crescent wrench under the puller,as a spacer to complete the pull)

Roll up some sand paper and lightly sand the inside of the valve body---rinse out the grit--

Lubricate your new cartridge and install---replace clip---put cover and handle back on---

brockmiera 12-14-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1073287)
Turn off the water at the main---

Remove the handle---and the big cover plate---you will see a horseshoe shaped clip that is in
front of the valve body--lift that out---attach a Moen cartridge puller to the stem--

-turn the handle on the puller----cartridge should pull right out---(sometimes you will need to crank the handle back and slip an open crescent wrench under the puller,as a spacer to complete the pull)

Roll up some sand paper and lightly sand the inside of the valve body---rinse out the grit--

Lubricate your new cartridge and install---replace clip---put cover and handle back on---

Right on! Thanks a bunch. Ill let you know how it goes. Can I get this catridge at big box?


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