No hot water from mixing valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Mike_B, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Mike_B

    Mike_B New Member

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    Hello. I bought a 'shower tower' over a year ago and finally hooked it up after gutting the bathroom and put it back together. The cold works great and the flow slows to a stop as I adjust all the way to hot. I removed the tower and have no problems with flow from supply lines. I've never taken a mixing valve apart. There are no markings on the valve to identify it. What's involved and any suggestions?
    Mike
     
  2. C NUMB

    C NUMB Plumbing Contractor

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    What is the brand of the tower?
     
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  4. GabeS

    GabeS Remodel Contractor

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    There are shutoff valves on the shower body. Make sure they are both open all the way.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    valve

    The pressure balancing spool is probably stuck from being stored for that long. How to unstick it, if it is possible without replacing it, depends on the make and model of the control valve.
     
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