Tub Faucet Help

Old 04-28-04, 07:02 AM
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Question Tub Faucet Help

I just bought a new house and I have a faucet type that I have never dealt with before. I dont even know what its called.

Its a single stem faucet in the tub. When we did the home inspection all was well, both hot and cold water worked according to our inspector. The first time I went to take a shower I could not get any hot water out.

The type of fauce is a single stem where you turn it part way for cold, middle for warm, and all the way counter clockwise for hot (and all points in between). I get plenty of pressure, until about 3/4 of the way around... after that no water comes out at all. No leaks when off, and a small trickle when turned all the way counter clockwise.

Im guessing that there is something wrong with a valve or something has clogged somewhere that is preventing hot water from comming out when the valve is opened past 3/4. The hot water works in the sink in that bathroom so I suspect there is hot water piped out there...after all who puts in a tub with no hot water--even if we do live in Florida!

Any help on how I should go about repairing would be appreciated. Fixed many a faucet, just not this type. Heck if I knew what to call it - that would be a start.

Many thanks!

Last edited by dpfalz; 04-28-04 at 08:11 AM.
Old 04-28-04, 07:24 PM
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Sounds like a pressure balanced assembly.

Take a picture of the valve and link to this site so we can view what brand you have, and go from there.

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