Heritage Exposed Valve Shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by patburke, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. patburke

    patburke New Member

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    The water temperature from the Heritage exposed valve shower started to fluctuate some weeks ago. At first I thought it was the boiler but that checked out fine. The only way I can get the thing to fluctuate between hot and warm rather than warm and cold is to decrease the water cold water pressure into the valve. I'm a little embarrassed that I can't sort this as there doesn't seem to be much to the valve......stumped! Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Pat
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Not familiar with that brand, but it sounds like it may be a pressue balanced type, in which case replaceing the balancing module may fix the problem.
  3. patburke

    patburke New Member

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    Thanks for the response. Its a fairly basic thermostatic mixer valve...I think. I have striped the thing down, cleaned the valve and enclosure, silicone greased anything that looked like it should move and re-assembled. It seems to be functioning fine now.

    If in doubt....take it apart and put it back together. Works in IT so why not plumbing!
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