Changing temp on generic, single-handle shower faucet

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Old 10-09-13, 11:53 AM
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Changing temp on generic, single-handle shower faucet

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I'm attempting to increase the hot water to my shower (after months of Luke warm showers), but I'm not sure how now that I'm at this step. Do I turn the metal piece counterclockwise for more hot water? Also, do I need pliers? Because that's something I don't have.

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Old 10-10-13, 04:38 PM
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I just adjusted one for a customer. It was a Delta Monitor shower body. I had to turn that one clockwise. What brand do you have?
 
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I can't find a brand name on it anywhere, so I'm assuming its a generic, no-name one. I rent the apartment, so wasn't the one who bought it.

Looking at it closely, I think I need to adjust it counterclockwise. There's a metal pin that stops the handle from turning, so I took that off completely so I could get more hot water until I figured out how to set the rest. But now the handle just keeps turning. It does allow more hot water to come through though! And if I turn the handle right side up it does shut the water off. But it's not a long term solution.
 
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I never liked that style where the pressure & the temp controls are the same. Move the pin a short distance each time until you find the right setting,
 
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I certainly dislike it more and more the more I fiddle with it!

The metal pin only has two settings, up or down, but it only fits in in the down position right now, which causes it to stop at cold water. Do you know if I have to move the red or green circles in order to allow more movement for the pin?

Thanks for your advice, by the way!
 
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I know you said that you couldn't find a brand name. What about numbers? Are there any numbers, on it?
I would try to move the red & green circles.
 
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