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Scott-unlv
03-09-2009, 10:55 AM
I have a hot water issue with my tub. I cannot get hot water to come out of the tub faucet. I am, however, able to get hot water to flow from the shower head. This has become a nuisance because whenever we give our 2 year old a bath we have to use the showerhead to fill the tub.

The tub has a single handle tub/shower control. I replaced the cartridge thinking that maybe something was preventing a full flow of hot water from reaching the faucet, but this didn't work.

Does anyone have an idea on how fix this?

Thanks,
Scott

jadnashua
03-09-2009, 12:26 PM
The only thing I can think of is the high temperature limit adjustment in the valve, but that would affect both the shower and tub. All new shower valves are required to have a mechanical limit adjustment to limit the maximum temperature from the valve. You may just need to adjust that. Depends on the valve how that is done.

Redwood
03-09-2009, 05:18 PM
How do you heat your hot water?
Sounds like a flow related issue.

Scott-unlv
03-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Thanks for replies guys.


How do you heat your hot water?
Sounds like a flow related issue.

The water is heated by an oil heater, which is on the opposite side of the house.

Redwood
03-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Is it a coil in a boiler, Indirect tank, or an oil fired tank type?

Scott-unlv
03-10-2009, 11:07 AM
Is it a coil in a boiler, Indirect tank, or an oil fired tank type?

It has a coil in it.