12:19PM | 06/23/06
Member Since: 06/22/06
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my roommates have been complaining about the shower valve handle falling off all the time and I just witnessed it myself while rinsing something out in the tub, so I took a look at it and realized it just needed a bit of tightening with an allen wrench, so I fixed it.

however, my problem is, when we try to get a medium temperature of water, the valve doesn't allow as much pressure as it would if it were all hot water, or all cold.

does anybody know how to fix this? or maybe I could just turn down the temp of the water heater, so we can turn the valve more to the hot side without scalding ourselves?


05:52AM | 06/24/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Sounds like you have a pressure balance valve that is supposed to protect against sudden pressure changes in the cold and hot water lines.

These valves should be adjusted as the temperature of the seasons change (Summer/winter).

I think your first step would be to get the brand name and if possible a model like Delta monitor etc and then contact the company or a licensed plumber to make the adjustments you need.
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