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Old 02-09-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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So I live in a duplex with one bathroom down (this has the hot water heater) and 2 bathrooms up. All the taps are single handle type.

The kitchen gets no hot water until I run the tap in the downstairs bathroom - then it gets super hot and I can't get any cold water out of the tap. This downstairs bathroom sink tap seems to control the temp for the entire house - run it cold and the rest of the house just gets hot, run it hot and everywhere else is cold. Additionally if I run the tiniest shot from the kitchen sink while the upstairs shower is running and it is scalding for a couple minutes.

Driving me nuts - and I know NOTHING about plumbing.


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Old 02-09-2011, 03:48 AM   #2
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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What happens if you run the kitchen tap for a much longer time without running the downstairs bathroom tap first?

You need to check the taps themselves for possible internal clogging, or malfunction of antiscalding components (if any) inside.

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