No bone-cold option in shower, function of shower handle or (gas heater)?

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No bone-cold option in shower, function of shower handle or (gas heater)?

I prefer the two spickets, one for hot one for cold, dial to desired temp, then turn on the shower.
In this apartment there is a dial. It only rotates 180 degrees basically from scorching hot (initially) at the top down to bearably hot at the bottom.
Personally I like a bone-cold shower, sometimes with a tad of warm water in the wintertime just to take the edge of but that doesn't seem to be an option here.
Should I be looking at the handle or the gas water heater?
 
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Old 07-26-16, 12:05 PM
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Many faucets have water temperature adjustments. They can be accessed by removing the handle and escutcheon plate.
 
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I'll take off the assembly this weekend and investigate, thks
 
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On a single-handle shower the lowest-temperature handle position is normally next to "off" and any valve I've encountered could not be adjusted at the "off" end. Isn't how much cold is admitted into the valve cartridge a function of valve design?

There's still the possibility that something is restricting the cold plumbing or shower valve passages...bit of teflon tape or sediment perhaps.
 
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Hi, Guy is right the cold should come on first then hot.The hot and cold connection to your valve
may be reversed or with some brands the cartridge could be installed wrong.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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