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connor

08:58AM | 05/06/07
Member Since: 09/19/06
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Ok,

Here's my problem, i have really hot water at the front of my house, but at the back i have warm, we had a new hot water heater out in and has made no diff, i've turned all the shut of valve's to the faucets to see if cold water was get in though and faucet valve system, still did not work...i have replaced the cartridge twice in the shower, still not hot, just warm...but if i flush the stool the water gets really hot like it should...help what is the problem...i have had a plumber out and he did not know....

j.williams

Sylvan

11:23AM | 05/06/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Are your valves temperature balanced set properly?

Did someone take a branch off the return circulation line?

Are your hot water lines insulated?

Do you have lines passing though a cooler ambient temperature location?

Do you have return circulation?
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Billhart

11:37AM | 05/06/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
"but if i flush the stool the water gets really hot like it should.."

Hot water should not be connected to the toilet.

Something is screwed up.

What about the water at the lav in that bathroom?

If the lines are exposed in the basement try feeling the different lines when the shower is running to see if you have any cross connections.

Sylvan

02:31PM | 05/06/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Hi Bill, I saw that remark about hot water in the stool and was going to say something BUT I saw the poster state "Like it should"

Believe it or not I saw some folks think if warm water is good HOT got to be better.

Reasoning is adding a small line to the cold water inlet by the toilet will temper it to prevent condensation during the warmer months.

The key is know how to figure the flow rate and volume required and some folks just cross lines as it is obvious here BUT sometimes it is fun to sit back and see what others post.

:-)

hdkiwi

07:00AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/05/07
2 lifetime posts
Ok, there is not hot water coming out of the stool, when i flush the stool the water out of the faucet and or shower gets really hot...like it should but once the stool is full the hot water returns to warm....yes all the pipes are wrapped and there are no leaks as i've checked the meter...

hdkiwi

07:03AM | 05/11/07
Member Since: 05/05/07
2 lifetime posts
Ok i checked, the only thing that has changed is we took one of the showers out and capped off that hot water line...could this have caused the problem...
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