2 showers, Only 1 with Hot Water

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Old 09-10-14, 08:45 AM
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2 showers, Only 1 with Hot Water

Just bought a town home.

We have 2 bathrooms upstairs and one half bath downstairs. Both bathrooms upstairs have showers. The guest bath shower works fine. The master bath shower does not get hot water for some reason.

The sink next to the master bath gets hot water so I'm baffled as to why the shower is not receiving it. We thought that perhaps the fixture was prohibiting us from turning it far enough for the hot water to kick on. We removed the fixture. This was not the case.

The hot water heater works just fine. Every other sink in the house gets hot water.

Any idea what the problem might be?
 
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Old 09-10-14, 09:19 AM
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Welcome ginalouisa,

I have an idea of what it may be. Unfortunately, on your first visit here, this may not be something you can fix yourself.
Do the other showers that work have single handle valves? If so, one of these valves could be faulty or installed wrong. The bad "mixing valve" could be feeding cold water back into the hot water line, and obviously at such a pressure to override the hot.
This could be even more true if the town home had a lot of work done prior to purchase.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 10:02 AM
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Hi Handyone!

Our one other shower does only have the single handle valve. Darn it.

The town home was recently flipped, and they did a pretty horrible job. Oddly enough, they did absolutely nothing in regards to plumbing repairs. They just turned off the water entirely.
Obnoxious, to say the least.

Looks like we might need to call in a professional to get this sorted out.

Thank you so much for your feedback!
 
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Old 09-10-14, 10:20 AM
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OK,
That was my guess, a flipped unit. Work done quickly and not always by professionals.

Hopefully the pro will find problem quickly.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 01:46 PM
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Probably a bad balance spool. Its either part of the cartridge or seperate..

Can you tell us the brand of the faucet? A picture will help too....
 
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Old 09-11-14, 06:08 PM
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Hello,
Maybe the hot water maintence valve located next to the valve behind the wall is shut off. Repair done, forgot to turn the water back on.
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