09:23AM | 12/19/04
Member Since: 12/18/04
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Over the past 4-5 months, I have had decreasing hot water flow from my 2nd bathroom tub/shower faucet, which is used infrequently. The faucet in the sink in this bathroom flows fine. I turned off the main house water, removed the tub faucet and the "works" inside, and flushed it. Nothing too interesting flowed out. I replace the faucet and still have the problem. In looking at the pipes behind the tub faucet, there are two large screws on either side of the outlet pipe, but between the outlet pipe and the large screw on the right is a really large screw ( about 3/4 inch ) - don't know if I should mess with these screws - they're brass and look to be part of the plumbing itself. Somebody please help...I'm a poor damsel in distress whose daughter will be visiting for Christmas...and she won't like a cold shower!


05:11AM | 12/20/04
The screws on the outside are stops to allow you to work on the valve without shutting off the whole house. The large screw may cover a screen or be the temperature adjustment. If you know the brand then you can see a parts break down at that manufacturers site.

I presume you have removed the shower head and eliminated it as a source of debris. If so then you may shut off the water to the house again and check for debris at the stops screws. Or sometimes just turning them in and out with the water on will dislodge debris.


03:18PM | 12/22/04
Member Since: 12/18/04
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Turning the screws did not dislodge any debris, and I even went ahead an put a new Moen cartridge in. Still only a trickle of hot water. Anyone have any more ideas?


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