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    Default Pegasus Pressure Balance Valve

    I just installed one of these..(pegasus 9000. shower. PBV) . by one of the posts I read, maybe not such a good idea but I am trying to work with it. I have plenty of water pressure but cant seem to get it hot.. water is lukewarm at best. There are adjustments on each side of the valve which I assume are supposed to restrict one side or the other but only effect seems to be cutting off all of the water the water.. little change to water temperature.

    Directions said incoming water pressure must be the same? how can I tell if thats the case? what could I do anyway?

    Thanks

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    The pressure balancing unit takes care of any pressure difference, and the two valve are ONLY for shutting off the water when repairing the valve. There is a temperature limiting device somewhere under the handle to control how far the handle rotates and thus how hot the water gets.

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    Smile Problem solved!

    That was it.. simple when you know what to look for. Guess it would have helped if I hadn't lost the instructions.

    Thanks for the help, and apologies to Pegasus for the cursing... so far it seems the items that I have bought are a good value. (Shower faucet & roman tub faucet with hand sprayer)

    Thank again.. this is a great resource!

    (From a do-it-yourselfer who occasionally gets lost!)

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    Glad you solved it, but using the words "good value" and "Pegasus" in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

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