I live in an apartment where there are two water temperatures: ice
cold and scalding hot. There is ALWAYS scalding water available, but
I need WARM water, which is next to impossible. I spend an extra 10
minutes in the shower on the sidelines trying to adjust and re-adjust
the temperature controls. Once I finally get the water temp right, it
usually lasts about 2 minutes before plunging into extreme cold or
extreme hot and the cycle begins again. I have lived in tons of
places and never had this problem. My building's boiler is just about
brand new and like I said, there is never a problem with getting near-
boiling water coming in. I want my landlord to buy some kind of
regulator for the boiler they just bought or something to make the
temp more consistent. what should he get? Where to get it?
Please help, this is driving me mad
Agree on this too. There are two types of shower faucet. Anti-scald, that
lets you set a maximum temperature, but it will still allow it to run cold
if the hot water is turned on elsewhere. The thermostatic valve holds the
temperature no matter what is turned on.
It is also possible the water temperature in the boiler is set to high or
the tempering device is not set up properly. I'd approach it from both
On Dec 31 2007, 7:34�pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
ahh ask your landlord, they are likely using a tankless hot water
heater set on max. that explains your complaint/
they set it on max so they never run out of hot water, figuring people
will mix hot and cold to get the temperature they want....
now you get in shower with water running but all over your building
people are using water, off on partial and large loads. you have no
hope to have a stable temperature.....
if your building has a quiet time say 4AM try the shower at that time,
see if the water temp is stable? also is it stable at a regular
if it stable in the middle of the nite then its not something wierd
about the faucet, its the building.
the good news is a temperature control valve can fix that,
unfortunately its expensive.
i paid over 300 bucks for my delta and a plumber wanted 359 bucks to
install........ it became a all day DIY job.
but it was one of the best investments i ever made!
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