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kmcneil18
Shower water temperture not hot enough.
kmcneil18

The water in the shower is luke warm at best, an at this present time we have maxed the valve on the furnace which suppose to increase the water temperture but that did not work. I'm hoping someone have an idea of what I can do to solve this issue.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

If all other faucets in the house are fine, then it is not a supply problem but a point of use valve issue. What you likely have is an anti-scald or temperature limiter on the shower. If it's an anti-scald device, then the valve may need rebuilding. If it's the limiter, then you can adjust the max setting to be higher. Google your valve brand and find the closest match to what you have and download the owners manual for it. The manual will tell you how to adjust the limiter or rebuild the valve.

Good luck, Report back with your progress. :cool:

anne45403
Re: Shower water temperture not hot enough.
anne45403

I have an old Peerless one handled shower faucet, no scald control. I have rebuilt the faucet with new steel ball, springs and rubber seats. I am still having problem with water staying at warm temp while showering, have to keep turning hot water on more. Any other suggestions?

A. Spruce
Re: Shower water temperture not hot enough.
A. Spruce
anne45403 wrote:

I have an old Peerless one handled shower faucet, no scald control. I have rebuilt the faucet with new steel ball, springs and rubber seats. I am still having problem with water staying at warm temp while showering, have to keep turning hot water on more. Any other suggestions?

Has your water main been turned off recently? How is the hot at other taps in the house? How is the pressure everywhere? Any waterheater work done lately?

anne45403
Re: Shower water temperture not hot enough.
anne45403

Other faucetsa thru house are fine , water has not been turned off, no work on water heater. Ant other suggestions?

meppizza
Re: Shower water temperture not hot enough.
meppizza

If the shower never gets above lukewarm then there has to be a bled over from the cold to the hot side. Any chance you have a cold water shut off to your bathroom where you could test out that theory? I was working on a single handle faucet and if you had low volume from the hot side then it was hot, but as you increase the volume on the hot side, then it began to bled cold water into it. Maybe it is the design of the valve? Another thought, when you take the face plate off the valve are there shut off screws on each side of the valve where the hot and cold enter it? If so, try setting it at different settings to see what may happen.
Good luck.:)

Aareen
Re: Shower water temperture not hot enough.
Aareen

not sure if this is a scaldguard faucet you may have to adjust the setting. if not, i have seen a couple times where a piece of debri,(like solder or flux chunk), can be in pipe leading to faucet and when calling for water ,(faucet on), can lodge into washer, when not calling can drop back down into pipe till opened again, (no pressure). and before you ask yes even a washerless faucet has washers. its a spring and washer cup. turn off water and take off handle and pull out cartridge, check the spring and washer its a good practice to change these at this point, always hard to tell if bad unless you know what you're looking for. but since they are very inexpensive just replace them.before you put in new ones, have someone turn on water slowly with cartridge out and see if good flow thru both holes, if yes and nothing comes out replace cartridge with new one. should solve problem. remember when you go for parts always write down name brand of faucet and take with you to store.

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