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Unread 02-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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plumbing problem

I am adding a bath and laundry in basement. We taped into existing copper pipes and since then we have problem with cold/hot water mixing in one side of the house - above new bath/laundry.
I did the plumbing, there's no pipe crossing. We have no problem in new bath/laundry.
The worst is in shower, when hot water is open, hot water starts running but turns slowly to cold. I am running out of ideas? Could it be clogged valve? (old separate hot and cold valves in shower)
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Unread 02-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Could be clogged valves,i would clean them and then check to make sure your hot and cold are on the right sides of the valves, happened to me more than once.Be sure to check your antiscalding setting on the valve.


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Unread 02-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Do you have a rough in valve, possibly from delta, that does not have the valve part in place?
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Unread 02-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Joe- that sounds like a question born from a frustrating experience.

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That is not something I would even consider living with around here in the winter
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you have a bad faucet somewhere that is bridging the two. Cut off one faucet shut off valve a time until you find the culprit. Either the hot or the cold for that particular valve. That will shut off the bridge
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Sounds like something got in there...if cartridge, pull and clean, as well as flush valve body.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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thank you guys, Joe is the winner :-)
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Been there, done that. Had to call a plumber in to figure it out. Felt pretty stupid when he explained the problem. It was so obvious.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #10
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isn't Delta's design stupid? It makes no sense. I did not notice any warning and the valve does not have stoppers. I put always the valve in after sealing the tiles, I won't risk damaging the valve during tiling, grouting etc. I'll never use it again. Hansgrohe rules.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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I had the same issue last january with a delta valve body...
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Nothing wrong with the valve body. You just have to know what you're doing. Like me, you have to learn some things the hard way.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #13
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Thats funny. I had the same problem with a delta rough in. Toilet started filling with hot water when it refilled. Client asked me if this was normal....a bit embarrasing
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Unread 02-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
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John, I disagree. I mostly install Hangrohe, it comes with separator and integrated stop valves. If they figured it out, Delta should too. There's several days between rough valve installation and cartridge installation - at least I learned that way and I do it that way. I put the cartridge at the end of installation, after sealing. I simply do not risk damage of cartridge during tiling, grouting, etc. Makes sense for me. As I read I am not only one who got confused. Delta should now better.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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Michal:

Delta does sell a rough-in valve with screw driver stops. Problem is most home centers don't carry them and tract builders don't install them because they cost about $10 more per valve.
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