We just moved into a new house and the shower does not
get very hot. We have turned the hot water heater up to
150 and we have a booster hot water heater near the shower
which is also turned up to 150. However, I still can't
get the shower hot enough for me.
The builder says that the building codes required him to
put in a "pressure balancing valve" , instead of two handles
like I am used to, in order to prevent the victim from getting
burned when someone flushes the toilet. The valve is set
on the hottest setting, and we have tried three different
valve inserts, and they all work the same.
Has anyone else had this same complaint ?
I like to have the shower really hot and then I balance
the temperature myself with adjustment of the cold water
valve. I can't do it anymore. Bummer.
Has the government started inserting themselves into our
PS If anyone has suggestions, I would be most interested in