Hot water Issue due to mixing valve
Any suggestions on the cost of plumber or can one do it them self ?
Thanks in advance
Jan 16th, 2018 12:40 pm
Jan 16th, 2018 3:08 pm
Depending on how it's install if it was originally just soldered or threaded on it can be very simple job or a slightly harder job if you know how to solder.
Jan 16th, 2018 5:04 pm
Thanks tebore. Are you plumber if not can you recommend some plumbers ?tebore wrote: ↑ Depending on how it's install if it was originally just soldered or threaded on it can be very simple job or a slightly harder job if you know how to solder.
Valve is about $100
It's about an hour of plumber time. So something like ~$250 all in
Not that I recommend it but you could have slipped the reliance guy $50 to bypass the valve for you.
Jan 16th, 2018 6:32 pm
Not a plumber I just DIY a lot.
Jan 16th, 2018 7:34 pm
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Jan 17th, 2018 2:44 am
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Jan 17th, 2018 9:00 am
It's really a huge dilemma whether the mixing valve is useful or not. If you have very hard water, chances are you'll be spending $100 (in parts alone) every 5-8 years changing it.Figman2 wrote: ↑ The valve might be stuck. Turning it back and forth a few rounds may free it. Tapping it lightly may also free it. Even with a new valve, the problem may come back again due to hard water deposit. Water softener would help keep the problem away a little longer. Check Youtube for some very informative video on how to free it without removing the valve.
After you get the valve to work, for safety if you have kids just get a thermometer and measure the hot water temperature at a faucet. If it is too hot, adjust the valve to have more cold water mixed in.
Jan 17th, 2018 9:05 am
Jan 17th, 2018 10:28 am
It's been a while since I've read the plumbing code (and it differs from place to place) but at some point it was against code to remove it. Then it was reworded that as long as you were able to set a max temp at your fixtures you didn't need a central mix valve and I think it was reversed again.
Jan 17th, 2018 10:43 am
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