Trouble with pressure balancing valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jasdyer, May 4, 2008.

  1. jasdyer

    jasdyer New Member

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    Just bought a house that had been "winterized" for about 8 months. After de-winterizing all was well EXCEPT I get ZERO hot water flow from one of the Delta pressure-balancing tub/shower valves. It's about 15 or so years old. Any advice on where to star looking for the problem??
     
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

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    Your balancing spool may be stuck. It shood be located behind the face plate of the faucet. It looks like a 1" diameter slotted screw.
     
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  4. jasdyer

    jasdyer New Member

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    Thanks Crow

    Let's say I find it and assume that it's stuck. Now what? Hammer, screwdriver, wd-40? How do I unstick it?
     
  5. krow

    krow Plumber

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    1)You can try tapping on the large screw (Sometimes it will unstick).

    2)You can shut off your water and try to unscrew that large screw. Once its out
    ------a) Try tapping the entire spool on something hard and see if it loosens
    ------- b ) purchase an identical balancing spool and replace it
    ---------------- i) maybe HD
    -------------- ii) plumbing supply house
    ---------------iii) call delta for replacement part
     
  6. jasdyer

    jasdyer New Member

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    Thanks, again, Krow!

    Will do! I was kidding about the hammer! Guess I might use it after all. I appreciate the tips.
     
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