Re: Restricted hot water flow through American Standard 3 valve
Posted by Ivan on February 20, 2003 at 16:33:49:
In response to Re: Restricted hot water flow through American Standard 3 valve
: They may have been professionals, but I doubt that they were plumbers. Fixing the valve should not cost anywhere near that amount, and I cannot imagine anything that could be wrong with the valve that would replacing it. And replacing it, unless they are also repairing the wall, if necessary and painting it should also not cost $1,220.

HJ, thanks for the response. So you are saying that it should be possible to fix the shower valve if it is broken? The plumbers that provided the estimate said that it would take 6 to 8 hours to replace the valve and that new L copper pipe and fittings would be necessary. The estimate excluded fixing the tiles.


: : In my apartment's bathroom, I have limited hot water flow through the American Standard 3 valve that serves the tub/shower. I get truly hot water, but there is just not a lot of it. The cold water is flow is fine. The hot water flow in the bathroom sink is fine. The restriction in the hot water flow gradually increased and seems to have reach a point where its no longer getting worse. I had a professional look at it and they determined that either the cartridge needed to be replaced or a new shower body was needed. The first option was estimated at $325 + parts and the second option was estimated at $1220 including parts. My concern is that if I do the first option, it may either only work for a short period of time or not work at all. I would welcome any advise.

: : Thank you.




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