No hot water to the shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Tyler Wyman, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Tyler Wyman

    Tyler Wyman New Member

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    Hello,

    I am in the process of moving into a house that has been vacant for over a year. The water seems fine to all of the faucets and to the toilet, which is next to the shower, but the shower only gets scalding hot water and a trickle of cold. There's a picture here of what I'm working with. Any advice as to what could be causing the problem would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Seems the plumbers have missed your question.

    HJ - Terry. You got something for this fellow?
  3. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    The subject and the text seem to differ a lot.
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    I think he typed Hot instead of Cold.

    I would rip out the cartridge and try an new one. Then I would think - "Hey - I don't know how to do this."

    Then I would call my plumber.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I would check for shutoffs first, either inline or integrated behind the escutcheon. Then I would shut off both sides, pull the cartridge, and test the flow by momentarily opening each shutoff with the cartridge out.

    Chances are crud got in the anti-scald pressure balance spool or behind a partially closed shutoff. That is all conjecture cuz I've no experience with that brand so don't know if it has integrated shutoffs or balance spool.
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