Freezing in the Shower HELP!


Old 12-07-05, 06:20 AM
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We have oil heat, water baseboard heaters through the house, no seperate water heater....In the summer, the water in our upstairs shower is fine. It heats right up and stays warm. But when winter hits (we live in upstate NY) the hot water disappears! We get plenty of hot water downstairs in the kitchen, 1/2 bath & laundry room. But it takes at least 10 minutes for the shower to warm up ...and that's just warm enough so your teeth don't chatter. HELP!!

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Old 12-07-05, 03:23 PM
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My bet is our hot water pipe is located in an outside wall and its cooling off fast during the winter.
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Do you see a loss of pressure at the upstairs shower in the winter as opposed to the summer, or plenty of flow, it's just cold?
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The pressure is fine, no change. It is just way colder.

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