My girlfriend just moved into a new apartment. The apartment is an
older unit, and the shower is either scalding hot or freezing cold.
It takes about two minutes to adjust it to get a nice temperature, and
then if you look at it wrong you are suddenly being scalded or pelted
with freezing water.
Is there any way to control this problem without tearing up the wall
and putting a new faucet in? Thanks,
Check with your local plumbing supply house. Without having to change the
valve since this is an apartment there is a shower head that can be
purchased that is a scald guard. This won't eliminate the sudden arctic
blast - but will help avoid dangerous burns. This is often a common problem
in apartments that have a central boiler unit for the entire complex with a
circulating line. Do you happen to know if she has her own water heater?
Also - has she reported this to the manager and what were their comments
(since scalding is a health issue?)
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