I have a remodeled 2nd floor bathroom and they put in a Delta Monitor
single handle anti scald shower unit......the only problem is that it takes
forever for the water to get warm , even when it is turned to full
hot...........................although if I use the shower on the first
floor or wash clothes before I use this shower , then there does not seem
to be a problem....................This situation makes no sense but it is
Makes a bit of sense. If the floor below uses the hot water, the cooler
water that has been laying in the pipes is already gone from most of the run
and thus less time getting tothe upper floor.
I hope it really doesn't take 15 minutes ... maybe 30 seconds,
maybe 60 seconds. Anyway, I have Delta single lever faucets in
each bathroom sink. When I first installed them, I had a
similar problem. I found the anti-scald would not allow only
hot water, i.e. there was always some cold added, which slowed
down getting hot water. By removeing the lever, I was able to
remove a small plastic ring which kept some cold water flowing
all the time. Goodby anti-scald, hello faster hot water.
The Tilton Family wrote:
I have a shower valve along the same lines (my valve reacts to pressure and
not temperature and I assume yours does also).
One "feature" of the valve is that the installer can set the maximum
movement of the handle to the "hot" position. I set my valve so that I can
get 100% hot water and 0% cold. If your valve has the "feature" and it was
set for, say, 50/50 max hot to cold AND you have a water saving shower head,
when you run the shower you just ain't drawing much HOT water.
If what I described applies to you, you should be able to get access to the
stop by taken off the handle and, maybe, the cover plate.
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 20:16:19 GMT, "The Tilton Family"
The other solution (to modifying the valve) is to run a hot water
return line and use a recirculator. This may be difficult once the
walls are closed in, but it is by far the best solution. Here our
recirculator runs for 3 minutes at a time and turns on something like
3 times per hour during the day and not at all at night.
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