no bathtub hot water pressure

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by PLUMBCRAZY, Jan 1, 2005.


    PLUMBCRAZY New Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    everytime I turn on my hot water in my bathtub I get no pressure. water pressure is fine in all other faucets in the house. what causes this? & how can I fix it?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    First thing to do, if you can get to it, it to check the screens on the valve.

    What kind of tub filler valve do you have? Brand and model would help. Could be lots of things - bad seals, dirt...something broken. A model would help.
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  4. Deb

    Deb Plumber

    Sep 5, 2004

    The most likely cause is debris in the stem/cartridge/disc (whatever you have). The water needs to be shut off and the valve disassembled, cleaned, and the lines flushed. You may need to replace the stem/cartridge/disc (whatever you have). If you do not feel comfortable doing this, call a licensed plumber.
    The Pipewench
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