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Old 02-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Plumber turned water off, then back on - now just have warm water...


We had a plumber here to install a fixture in a remodeled shower. He turned the water supply to the house off to do the install, then turned it back on. Since then, we only have very warm water coming into the house, not Hot. How does turning the water supply off then back on affect the water heater? How do you fix this?

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If he installed a new shower mixer ---that's the problem--my guess is it's a Delta and he left in the test plug and did not put in the guts (cartridge)--This is allowing "cross over" at the new valve.

Install the cartridge and the problem is gone.

On some occasions this can happen with other brands if the tub/shower head outlets have capped stubouts installed---

The solution there is to rotate the handle stub until the mixer is in the 'off' position.--Mike--

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Is the problem everywhere (sinks, etc) or just that new shower?
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I assumed that he installed a new mixer in preparation for a shower re-do----?????
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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there are also some mixers that have have a procedure for setting the handle position to get proper mixture.. if you still have the directions, check, it may just need to be adjusted.

but I also agree with previous question... "is it EVERYWHERE???

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