Re: hot cold mixing valve malfunction, tub
Posted by Deb on January 22, 2004 at 19:15:19:
In response to Re: hot cold mixing valve malfunction, tub
: I living in a 50's home and the hot needs to be on 90% and the cold on 2% to get a fair handle on the water temp. My wife likes the water hotter and just a fraction of a turn creates scalding water. That is bad enough. Now we are due our first child in a few months and bad enough will be too serious!

: Do I need to adjust the valve? Replace it? Do H/C mixers come as part of a total faucet exchange package?

: I don't want my family burned because of an erratic valve. Any suggestions?

: No " why don't you move " answers please.

There could be a swollen washer or debris restricting the flow of hot. Or numerous other things. Call a plumber to fix this and protect your family. It may be a very simple repair.
I generally recommend calling a plumber on tub or shower things because if you screw up, the water generally has to stay off everywhere until the problem is fixed (I'd hate that if I was 6 or 7 months pregnant:-). And congratulations on your impending fatherhood.
The Pipewench

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