Re: Hot and cold water mix
Check for loose or worn washers in your shower valves. I spent the night in a cheap hotel once that had a worn-out shower faucet, your choices were either hot OR cold. A very slight rotation of the handle would result in a sudden switch of temperature.
Originally Posted by dcalabro
What temperature is your water (both hot and cold)? It stands to reason, if your hot water is 120, and your cold is 50, opening both up equally should result in 85 degree water. This will feel cold; the temperature needs to be about 100-103 to feel warm. (A very small temperature change in this range will be very noticeable.)
The wider you open the valves the more control you should have, because a given degree of rotation will have a smaller percentage effect. At least in theory.
Last edited by Fencepost; 12-20-2011 at 02:58 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.