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Old 09-26-2018, 07:05 PM   #16
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...an adjustment within the mixing valve to let in more or less hot water.
pressure balancing. that video is supposed to describe it
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:13 PM   #17
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I guess that I missed part of the thread. I have a Symmons Temptroll. The hot water setting is similar. You can't have the on/off valve opened all the way when you loosen the stop screw. If you do, there won't be enough room to adjust it so only turn it on half way. Then open the stop screw a few full turns & turn the valve the rest of the way. In my case, the hot water tanks are in another building so I have to deal with temperature drop. At 9AM no matter how I adjust it, it won't be as hot as it will be at noon. I want it to be scalding. I can lessen it, if needed.
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I could be wrong but it sounds like Guap0 is talking about something different from the stop limit. Stop limit allows the handle to be turned more. Sounds like Guap0 is saying there is an adjustment within the mixing valve to let in more or less hot water.
Actually, the stop limit & the hot water setting are sometimes one in the same. That's why I hate when the hot water setting & the stop limit are one in the same. If you are rebuilding your shower, always buy a Hans Grohe shower body that remembers the temp setting of your last shower. It's $600 but worth every cent.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:38 PM   #19
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Maybe you should look up hot tub temperatures.?
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Maybe you should look up hot tub temperatures.?
100F, with 104F being the highest recommended. Average shower temp is 105F, with 110F being the highest recommended. How is this related to my problem?
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100F, with 104F being the highest recommended. Average shower temp is 105F, with 110F being the highest recommended. How is this related to my problem?
I don't know about you but in a hot tub I can't stand no more then 101*

How hot do you need a shower to be.?
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I don't know about you but in a hot tub I can't stand no more then 101*

How hot do you need a shower to be.?
This is also with water all around you constantly being heated. Shower water is not heated once it leaves the hot water tank and it cools down pretty quickly as it falls from the head. Get the shower to the temp you like, I bet you will find it to be slightly hotter than a hot tub.

In any case, to answer your question I don't know what temp I like but I know it is hotter than my shower at 99F.
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Crank up your hot water tank a bit. Stay below 140 at the tank.
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Crank up your hot water tank a bit. Stay below 140 at the tank.
That seems like a bandaid. Doing that would make my sinks very hot which isn't good with a toddler.
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Crank up your hot water tank a bit. Stay below 140 at the tank.
It likely won't help if the faucets a pressure balanced.
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Shut the cold water off at the showers and then check the temp of the hot water coming out. It maybe mixing cold water into the hot side.
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Shut the cold water off at the showers and then check the temp of the hot water coming out. It maybe mixing cold water into the hot side.
Which would mean I need a new cartridge?

I'll have to find the shut offs. Not sure where they are.
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