I am not getting hot showers consistently from my Kohler shower head.
The plumber has changed the balancing spool and stem, however, the
water temp out of the shower is still much lower than the water out of
the sink's tap. Can the anti-scald device be removed? Do I want to do
this myself? What else could be wrong? After a luke-warm shower, I go
to the sink tap and still get very hot water so I'm sure the water
heater is not empty.
I had to do that so showers are OK in the winter. In summer, the incoming
water is warmer and I just adjust the handle. If the original setting was
made in summer, it would not be a surprise to be too cool now. (assuming you
live in a cold climate)
I have a question along this line if I can butt in here. I am getting ready
to remodel a bath with a shower stall. Replace the shower stall, etc. I
bought one of the Delta single lever valves that rotate. Cold comes on first
then as you turn the handle farther, hot comes in.
Problem is, we have our water heater set low, partly for energy saving. With
the double knob valve we have now, I turn the Hot on full blast and modulate
that with Cold so the Cold is never completely on. I am now doubtful if we
will be able to use the single lever valve as I am not sure if it decreases
the Cold flow as you turn the handle farther into Hot? I am not going to set
the water heater higher to overcome any problem.
I think I may return this one and get a single knob valve that rotates for
temp., raises, lowers for on and off.
Thanks for any advice,
It will work just fine. It increases the hot as you go and keeps the flow
the same. If you go full over, you will get full hot and setting it back
will give you what you need. If it is anti-scald, you can set the maximum
temperature with an adjustment.
what Ed said is true but there is another consideration....
with the one handle valve you CANNOT adjust the temperature and the
The single lever valve lets you select the temperature from full hot to
full cold, but you basically are running at full flow rate all the
time. You cannont SLOW the FLOW. If you like a full flow shower,
then no problem....
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