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Old 03-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #31
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Couple of other questions:
1) Is this the only full bath in the house? If there's another full bath does it have the same valve and does it also not have hot water?

2) When you turn the valve to full hot, does the pressure drop?

3) Do you have shut off valves for just the bathtub/shower? They might be behind an access panel or in the basement if your bathroom is on the first floor.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #32
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Yeah that's the only full bathroom. And it's on the 2nd floor... The pressure doesn't seem to change if I go from cold to hot...
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There is nothing wrong with the water heater. Its the shower valve. The mixing needs adjusting. If it was the water heater it wouldn't be hot everywhere else. Follow everybody advice on adjusting. I can't help you there. I don't have this kinds. Mine is hot water faucet cold water faucet in bathtub. Pull lever up.

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The plumber said it might happen cuz the pipes are close to the wall... And if it's cold out that's why... But I doubt it... I can't believe the water will get so quickly cold in a plastic pipe...
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #35
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The pictures will help.

I found these 2 temperature adjustment guides for Glacier Bay. I'm not sure which one you have.

"Steps 13 & 14" are for one type and Step 10 is for the other.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #36
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Glacier bay? Follow the following steps on that valve.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #37
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That bad? Just get a new valve? Or should I just change the whole faucet?
Tnx for the step by step picture!
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I do not know your location, I do not your situation. The more detail you give us the more we can help you. It is my opinion that you should just replace that valve. Their is a saying in English, it goes something like you can pay me now, or you can pay me later. You maybe able to get the valve to work for now, but I can tell you, down the road that valve will only be trouble. Replace the valve with a moen or Delta. Edit: The word valve is refering to the whole thing being removed. Not one part or the other, everything...

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Thank you for all the info! I thought the valve is just one part. Tnx for clarifying!
Im from pittsburgh PA ...as far as for situation im not sure what are you referring ..
I guess i will get a Delta faucet, i understood that its pretty good. Any specific model you recommend ? currently i have a one handle faucet ...
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Is this a new construction house or was the bathroom renovated before you bought it?

If it's a new construction you might have recourse with the builder. Unless you were the one to select the glacier bay.

Just so it's clear, replacing the valve involves cutting a hole in the wall to get at the valve and pipes.
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its an old house but everything is renovated. so the faucet and everything suppose to be brand new. i will try to talk to the contractor.
i dont think i have to drill a hole to get into the pipes since i have an access through a closet which is behind the wall (the left a small door so you could access the pipe)
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if your going to buy a new one. MOEN OR DELTA. You will always be able to find replacement parts down the road.

Sorry to say GLASIER BAY=HOME CHEAPO.

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The reason why the temp setting in your shower is lower is because codes dictate the installing plumber must set valve to certain temp to pass plumbing inspection. In mass the hottest we are aloud by code is 110 to 112 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want hotter water adjust from valve not water heater. I myself would not turn higher than 120 it doesn't take long for small kids to be scalded
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I JUST WANT A HOT SHOWER
tnx for the info ! been very helpful !
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I would do everything possible to avoid replacing the entire fixture. Try adjusting it. Try replacing the cartridge. If you replace the fixture and there are tiles above the tub, you will have to remove some or maybe you could approach the valve from the back. A reputable company will send you parts at no cost. And if a plumber installed that tub faucet, just let him do the adjustment/repair. Unlikely your problem has to do with where the pipes are located (outside wall). True not the best place but my hot water pipes are near an outside wall and I have no problems. Even if your fixture is not top of the line, get it working and use it for a few years, By then you may want to change the vanity faucet anyway and you can get matching fixtures.

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