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Old 07-30-2020, 02:56 PM   #1
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Our shower over the past few years has lost more and more cold water pressure to the point now where if you put it fully on cold, its just a trickle. I've tried replacing the cartridge and the pressure balancing valve and it did absolutely nothing. We have well water and hard water, so we regularly get sediment clogging up the screens in our fixtures and hard water deposits on the shower head and faucets. Having replaced everything in the shower valve that can be replaced without removing the brass valve body, I'm at a loss for what to try next. All our piping is pex, so I don't think the hard water would have clogged the pipes. We're trying to sell our house and we know it's going to come up on an inspection report. Any ideas?
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Our shower over the past few years has lost more and more cold water pressure to the point now where if you put it fully on cold, its just a trickle. I've tried replacing the cartridge and the pressure balancing valve and it did absolutely nothing. We have well water and hard water, so we regularly get sediment clogging up the screens in our fixtures and hard water deposits on the shower head and faucets. Having replaced everything in the shower valve that can be replaced without removing the brass valve body, I'm at a loss for what to try next. All our piping is pex, so I don't think the hard water would have clogged the pipes. We're trying to sell our house and we know it's going to come up on an inspection report. Any ideas?
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Heather
yes, hire a licensed plumber..no free info here...
do you ask you doctor or dentist for free exams?? do you do your own home dentistry?



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Yes, thank you for your input. In my haste I didn't read the welcome email that pointed me to the DIY sister site. People like you are the reason I prefer not to hire plumbers.
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Yes, thank you for your input. In my haste I didn't read the welcome email that pointed me to the DIY sister site. People like you are the reason I prefer not to hire plumbers.
and people like you make me dump dumbazz freeloading customers..dont let the door hit you in the azz on the way out..
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You don't like to hire plumbers so you go to a plumber's only forum to see if someone here will starve their family tonight. Yep that makes sense, you are the prime example of this feline here.


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bye Felicia, I mean Karen.
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Come on guys. It’s the point of use cold water chiller on the valve. Time for a bathroom remodel.
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How about using a pipe freezer on the hot water side for a very brief time, on and off?
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How about using a pipe freezer on the hot water side for a very brief time, on and off?
That might just work. You’d have to look into inkbird, but yeah, cool the hot side!
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Or she could drill 2 holes through her fridge, then run the hot water pipe Into the fridge, with about a 9.9’-12.4’ Copper coil(sorry Karen, I’m not going to do the actual math here- for FREE), and then run that pipe out of the fridge- directly into the hot side of the shower faucet..

That would prob work,
and save her from calling a plumber..

She will have to adjust the fridges temp to dial in her desired shower temp.
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