Hot water only when I flush

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Old 03-18-07, 04:52 PM
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Hi all. I need help. Recently moved into a new home, bought as is. I have a problem with the shower hot water. It comes out cold and only comes out hot when I flush the toilet or am using the washing machine. What could be the problem. I don't want to have to do a load of laundry everytime I want to take a shower! Thanks.
 
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Old 03-19-07, 04:42 AM
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Welcome to the forums! It sounds as if you have a balance problem. Turn the water off to the house and remove the control valve cartridge. Take it to the big box, hardware, plumbing supply store and get one to match. If you know the make and model number, so much the better. Replacing the cartridge should help with the balance of power. Once you have the cartridge out, look inside the valve to make sure there is no trash lodged in it. Post back and let us know how it goes.
 
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Old 03-21-07, 05:32 PM
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Your shower might have poorly adjusted scald protection- take the handle off and see if there's a plastic stop in there that's preventing you from turning the dial beyond lukewarm.
 
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