Why would there be hot water coming from the tub faucet but not from the shower head?
The mixing valve is messed up...It's easier to fix than figure out.
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%DETAILS%. Answer . It's rust sediment from where the water has been shutoff. More information is needed such as does it come from the hot side, or cold side? If it's the hot side, it could be your anode rod on your water heater. If it's the cold side, it's rust, and the pipe would have to be re…placed.. Answer . \nCould be someone used a black iron nipple in the bathtub/shower piping. (MORE)
%REPLIES%. Answer . Because someone has connected the hot water line to the cold service. They are reversed.. Answer . I'm not a plumber, so I don't know if the first answer is correct or not. However, our landlord replaced our shower fixture with one that could be adjusted so that it preve…nted burns. He was pretty proud of it because it was supposedly an expensive model & it was safer for kids. The plumber that installed it used the default settings, I think. \n. \nBut I was unhappy with it for the longest time because I could never ever ever get a HOT shower out of the thing. And I didn't want to turn the water heater up because that uses more energy & runs up the utility bill. Eventually, I got brave enough to pop the cover off the shower control handle and discovered the little safety lever to adjust the water from cooler to hotter. Everything worked fine after that.. (MORE)
Why would the hot water side of the bath tub faucet cause the water line to vibrate when turned partially on?
Answer . If you have the old style seats and washers type shower valve, the water is trying to squeeze between the seat and the washer. If it was air, it would whistle. Water hammers. Usually high pressure contributes to this effect. The only way to solve this problem is to replace your shower valv…e with a cartridge type shower valve. Or,reduce the pressure in your house. . Or do like my wife told me to do. Our pipes in the bathroom sink have been vibrating for months now. We researched everything possible. She said " try turning up the valve a little". Guess what? it worked. Do the 'KISS' method.(Keep It Simple Stupid) (MORE)
Why would a gush of grayish-blue colored water come from your tub faucet about 30 seconds after you first turn it on in the morning?
the blue could be from over use of a joint compound used by plumbers. Have you recently had work done? If so it should go away after it is flushed out for awhile. good luck snm
Answer . There could be a lot of reasons. Hot water entry point clogged, hot water heater out, Hot water line broke or not hooked up. If this problem has only happened since the shower has been replaced or serviced, the chances are that there is a hot water safety that just needs to be adjusted. …Take off the handle, look at the assembly, you should see a plastic sleeve or knob that can be turned. This knob stops that handle from turning past a certain point which restricts the flow of hot water. (MORE)
What would be the cause of no flow of hot water to the shower via the head and faucet when cold water flows to the faucet?
Answer It could be a blocked pipe or a damaged valve. Do you get hot water in other areas of the house? If not, check the valve on the water heater. If other parts of the house get hot water, replace the hot water valve assembly or repair the hot water valve. If you have hot water at the sink, bu…t not in the shower, the hot water side of the shower valve is clogged by something like rust. Esp. if you have had the hw heater replaced. and you have galvanized pipe instead of copper. Esp if your sink aerators get clogged by rust particles. Search for fixing Delta faucets, open up the valve, and flush out the rust. Buy a kit for replacing parts while you have it opened up. (MORE)
Answer . \nIF YOUR ON A CITY WATER SYSTEM AT NIGHT THE PRESSURE GETS REALLY HIGH. PRV'S SOMETIMES GO BAD AN LET WATER BY. MOST OF THE TIME A WATER HEATER POP OFF GOES OFF. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A CHEAP FACUET AND NEEDS REPLACING OR A PACKING NUT TIGHTEND.
Why would you have hot water at all faucets and hardly any hot water in the shower if it's an old house with no water heater?
Answer . First off, you do have something heating your hot water! I would start by checking the restrictor/strainer in the showerhead. unscrew the showerhead from the shower arm and check for debris clogging it. After that I would follow the path back to the water source to see what is causing t…he problem. You may be wanting a plumber. (MORE)
\n. \n HOT WATER PROBLEMS \n. \n. \nYOUR HOT WATER TANK NEEDS TO BE REPLACED\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIt could be cross connected, I would turn on any faucet, then go listen at your\nwashing machine and see if you hear water running through the hot and cold valve\nwhere your hoses hook o…n. If you do you need to replace valve on machine. If it is\na new house they may have tied the hot and cold water together. That is very very\nhard to find. You would have to call a plumber for that and then hope for the best.\nStill try the washer even on new house. (MORE)
Answer . You may not be able to.. If the house is brand new, chances are high that the plumbing fixtures were installed with a flow limiting device to reduce water usage. This is typically a small piece of plastic that can be removed from the fixture. Your plumber or contractor could tell you ab…out it, but can't remove it, code requires they install it with it in place to pass inspection. What you do after inspection is up to you.. If the house is several decades old, the piping may be corroded. If it is galvanized, it could be close to plugged. In that case, replacing the water pipes can lead to a dramatic increase in pressure.. If you are far away from the source of the water pressure, usually a water tower someplace, the solution is more complex and expensive. You could install a reservoir in your home, usually the attic, and use gravity to improve your pressure. That requires insuring structural support and a pump (sometimes very noisy at night!) in the house. (MORE)
Answer . When you pull on the handle a flap or little valve blocks the flow of water to the spout, making it run to the shower head. Long story short, since I've spent the entire day at different hardware stores, and websites looking for the answer, and figured it out... before taking the advice… of so many and replacing the entire spout... The little black rubber washer is the value. When water pressure pushes against the hole, it actually pushes this black valve out just enough to stop the water from flowing, and the water flows to the shower head. If water is pouring out, try cleaning this black valve with toothpaste, as someone on another website recommended, and reinsert the valve. But don't push it all the way in. Water need to get behind this valve in order to fuction properly.. Hope this answers the question... (MORE)
Answer . Your cartridges or cartridge must be bad or blocked with debris. Remove, clean and replace if necessary.
Answer . If the faucet contains the re-direction valve (closes off the water from the faucet and redirects the water to the shower head) you need to rotate the faucet counter clock wise to unscrew it from the plumbing and replace it with a new one. Take the old one to your local box store and the…y can match it up for you. (MORE)
Answer . You may need to flush out your hot water heater, there mey be alot of sediment in the tank.
I have just the opposite problem.. I'm only getting very hot water coming out of shower head.. What I've been reading is it's most likely the mixing valve/anti-scalding valve.. As long as you are getting normal water temps and pressures from your sinks then you should either replace or repair the …showers mixing valve.. The best I can explain the way the mixing valve works is it uses the pressure of both the cold and hot water to limit the amount of either hot or cold water that it will let pass through it. If the valves don't slide properly do to dirt or any thing that may build up on the valve or valve seats then the mixer valve can't do it's job properly.. Hope this helps. Ken (MORE)
The faucet opening screw thread is stripped, the faucet washer has collapsed, the pipe is furred up, the boiler has a problem
Is it a central water heater or a local point of use water heater? With the centralized system: . Hot water pipes are more susceptible to corrosion then cold water pipes, the hot water accelerates the build up of rust. If you have galvanized piping, that can be a major source of slow water. . The …hot water heater may also have problems which reduce the rate that water can get into the tank and from there on into the piping system. You might insure that the valves on the hot water heater and along the flow path are all fully opened. With a point of use system, it may be that there is a control valve that won't allow the water to flow unless it is a certain temperature. If it is taking longer to heat the water, it could slow down the flow considerably. When the hot side pressure is bad in all of the house it is going to be a problem with the hot water heater outlet usually. If it is just bad at one location especially when it is the shower and your shower is a single handle unit, it is the cartridge in the valve body. It is a very common problem with Moen valves as well. Simply replace cartridge by removing trim then cartridge and install new one. They should carry your part at home depot. You will be back in business. If it is all over the house try replacing the hot side nipple and supply line coming out of heater,that will usually take care of it. If not it could be build up in piping and you might need a repipe. http://aw-sons.com/slow-hot-water-flow-in-shower/ (MORE)
Assuming you don't have your own well but are connected to a municipal water supply this could mean that some pipes are being flushed somewhere in your area or that the water pressure is very low.
Is there a hand held shower head available that attaches to the tub faucet instead of a standard shower outlet?
If you change your tub spout to a kind that has an attachment for a hand held shower, you might be able to make that work. See the following website: http://www.alsons.com/accessories/tubspouts/products/1072.aspx
Why does water come out of the shower head while you are filling the tub from the spout with warm water?
4 BRAND NEW tub and shower combos units installed later.........I FIXED IT! I asked EVERYONE from certified master plumbers, 3 different fixture companies, to the know all, hear all, salesmen. NOTE, I USED 1/2" PEX. I was told the faucet was bad, so I changed it out. I was told the new one had a f…aulty diverter, so I changed it out and went with a new brand. I installed the new one and it continued to drop water from the shower head while filling the tub. Next, I was told the water pressure was way too much and I needed a pressure regulator at the main entrance, so I installed that on my house also. Now, we had low(er) water pressure AND the original issue. In addition, my wife was so disgusted she purchased a brand new shower unit and decided we would scrap the previous companies. By now I've about had it with everything, BUT, I'm not a plumber caller, I'd solve the issue. Here we are 5 DAYS LATER, and I figured it out!!! With the NEW unit installed I had to go to the downspout, (which was 1/2" PEX) AND INSTALLED 1/2" BRASS TUBING. ISSUE RESOLVED..........THIS IS WHY!!!! PEX is AWESOME AND I LOVE IT, BUT, when you use 1/2" PEX for the elbows, tees, and nipples it is restricted down to about 1/4". That was producing a head pressure back, or, pressure backup, which, forced water to backup into the shower head (looking for an exit). With brass, copper or galvenized (not recommended) the 1/2" turn are true 1/2" turns, unlike the PEX downsizing. GOOD LUCK and I hope this helped!!! (MORE)
Diverter not functioning and depending on which type you have would determine the type of repair or replacement
What would cause there to be no hot water in only one bathroom sink tub and shower - Everything comes out cold only?
\nEither the stopcocks feeding these lines are switched off or the lines could be blocked. Another thing to check is that the headparts are not jammed with debris.
D you mean tub spout and shower head???? If this is the question then your diverter is defective
By re adjusting the settting as per instructions. If you are not getting sufficient hot water at your shower, it may be that your pipes are restricted because of lime scale that builds up when you have hard water. Short of replacing the pipes, there is not much of a fix for this problem. If you hav…e good flow, but your hot water is still insufficient, you can set the temperature on you water heater a bit higher. (MORE)
Because someone switched the lines or labeling. < 1- Someone installed the piping not bothering to read modern codes requiring water hot and cold to be 6" apart 2- C/W supply to a tank or other heat source does not have the 27" heat trap (loop) to prevent stratification of hot water molecules… entering the potable water supply 3- Failure on the part of an installer of appliances that use both hot and cold water supply to have an air gap or vacuum breaker or the very least a check valve 4- Cold water lines picking up ambient heat from the surrounding air or close contact to heating lines 5- Cross connections see #3 (MORE)
You have a leak between the diverter and showerhead or the arm for the showerhead is not sealed properly into the fitting in the wall
What is wrong with a single spigot bathroom faucet that only lukewarm water comes out but the water out of the shower spray in the same room does get very hot?
Check the supply valves. Chances are the hot water supply valve is not fully opened.
There is no water, or water pressure reaching the faucet. This could be that your local water service was shut off; either from no payment, or to fix water lines - to, failure of your well (if you are on a well service) or a rupture of your main supply pipe (of such a severalty that you are getting …no pressure). (MORE)
Your cold water faucet handle broke in your tub and shower and after you replaced it now cold water continuously comes out of faucet how can you fix this?
Remove the handle, turn off the water with a wrench and reatache the handle in the correct position. Good Luck
Gravity. The shower head is probably 4 or 5 feet higher than the bath tap.
Unless there is a recirculating pump the hot water has to come from the hot water heater. Depending on how far away it is from the faucet, it can take 15 to 30 seconds for the hot water to get there. Since there is nothing in the pipe to keep the water hot, it cools down between uses.
The single most likely reason would be buildup of rust or calcium particles in the valves and inlet. Many showers have a one-handle arrangement wherein the handle controls movement of a ball. That ball has two very small inlet holes, roughly 3mm (1/8 inch) diameter each. If your shower has this type… of arrangement (and not a newer maintenance free cartridge) you can turn off the house water supply, take apart the handle and ball device, remove and replace the springs and seats for the inlets, and clean the ball with an old toothbrush and CLR. If your water heater is very old, or if you have old iron pipes for your water supply, you are likely to experience this kind of problem more frequently. (MORE)
You may have temperature-adjustable fixtures installed in that bath. For example, the Delta Monitor series lets you set a maximum hot water limit, to prevent scalding. Try looking up your faucet/showerhead model online to see if they are adjustable in this way.
There should be two valves on or near the top of your water heater. One is for the inlet (cold water) into the heater the other is for the outlet (hot water) out of the heater to your house. They must both be open ( turned to the left or counter clockwise).
When turning your 1 handle tub and shower faucet on past the cold setting towards the hot faucet makes very loud vibrating noises and shuts off water flow it is a baypointe brand?
It sounds like there is air and/or dirt in the lines, I suggestcalling a plumber.
This could be a number of things. You should take out the valve cartridge in the tub filler handle. Its very possible that the rubber O-rings are worn out and blocking the amount of hot water exiting the valve. If anything you should check this to make sure mineral deposits haven't gotten clogged in… the valve. The other issue could be an on/off valve somewhere down the line that is slowing down hot water flow to the tub. If the same valve is supplying hot water to the rest of the bathroom then the valve cartridge at the tub filler is the problem. (MORE)
If galvanized piping was uset to plum the house, it may have rusted shut, an easy fix would be to run a new line in copper or PEX from the water heater to the valve
I,m told that very cold water stops the Gullet acting correctly ,which is why some people swigging cold water feel like Gagging
The shut off valve under the sink, the faucet itself, or most likely, the screen in the end of the spout is plugged. If neither hot or cold is coming out, it is kind of unlikely both shut off valves and both sides of the faucet would go bad at the same time. The screen being clogged would stop any w…ater from coming out. The screen just unscrews out of the spout. (MORE)
You need to check your hot/cold handles or the shower spicket. Not sure what type you have, but they come off. More than likely you need to just replace a gasket..
How can you stop water leaking through the shower head when both cold and hot water are on but you want the water coming in through the tub faucet and not through the shower head?
You need to replace the valve that redirects water from the tub's faucet to the shower head .
Obviously hooked up wrong, or the faucets are mismarked . Usually cold on the right, hot on the left.
well its fine we got someone to check ours because that happend to us they said its fine its just getting a little old also you could get a new one if you want if it makes you mad when it happens The divertor is messed up of course
Because the installer did one of the following 1- Had no clue to sizing the volume needed fro two 0r more fixtures working at the same time 2- Heater was undersized by the installer 3- Mineral deposits inside the supply piping restricting the volume
What would cause cold water to pass through the hot water supply line behind a single handle moen bath and tub faucet affecting the water temperature?
This is a question that will drive the average DIY person crazy, but when you hear the answer it makes sense.... The single handle style Moens are great faucets, and I use and like them. If your builder used them throughout your home then this is what you do.... find your water heater and visualize …the furthest away faucet (include all your sinks that have Moen faucets - utility/slop sinks, as well) start with the furthest sink and work your way back to the source, testing each faucet to see if it has the same problem. The ones that do will be the sink you work on first, the cartridge must be replaced on each, and here is why. The construction of the cartridges can partially fail allowing hot water to leak into the cold water lines and visa versa the problem is that since your house was built with all Moen faucets that if you only replace one cartridge you will "chase your tail" trying to fix the problem and they are all going to fail eventually. So consider replacing them all at the same time (I did! and Yes it does cost a lot) and the problem will go away. Sorry, but Good Luck! Douglas (MORE)
Of course, by turning the hot water faucet to the direction where the flow of hot water increases, with no specific direction depending on the style of the knob or faucet, but normally the hot water faucet is on the left and hot water flow is left , usual case to make water flow increase is towards …the right, but this varies nowadays that there are so much styles of faucets. (MORE)
Why would hot water be coming out of the cold faucet and a toilet when other bathrooms are unaffected?
I'm no plumber, but I would imagine that (if the hot faucet is giving you cold water) that the hot and cold pipes leading into the bathroom have been somehow switched.
Something is wrong in the control unit. Take it apart and remove central part, take to store, get a replacement kit and fit it.
It doesn't but you better run sir/madam their may be a ghost in your bathroom.
Many tub/shower valves are designed to be used either as a tub only or as a tub-shower combo. You will note that the valves have inlets on the sides for the hot & cold water supply, and outlets top and bottom for directing water either to the tub or diverted to the shower head. By plugging the botto…m outlet with the appropriate plug and either soldering or wrapping the threads with teflon tape, the valve directs the water to the shower head. (MORE)