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Lilabe

04:40AM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 05/16/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Help! The hot water coming through my shower isn't nearly as hot as the hot water that comes through the kitchen sink. Any ideas on what the problem could be?

plumber Tom

07:21AM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
There might be a limit stop (a small, commonly white piece of plastic) that was installed to prevent scalding. You have to remove the screw and handle to get to the limit stop.

Lilabe

08:21AM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 05/16/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the information regarding the limit stop. I just tried that but unfortunatly, I had no luck. The water still wasn't very hot. Any other ideas?

plumber Tom

01:47PM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Hard to say. length of run, pipe diameter size, insulation all play major roles.

erik peterson

02:48PM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Youve got cold water by-passing into the hot side. Typically its the shower cartridge that is worn and needs to be changed out although there are several other places the cold can by-pass into the hot or vice-versa. Its important to supply as much information as possible age/brand or simply what the fixture looks like.....many operate very differently and diagnosing with little data is not easy. Bottom line, change the cart. if its a single handle unit.
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