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Shower faucet help - no cold water - fixed

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Shower faucet help - no cold water - fixed

This is a bath/shower that has never been used since moving in. Previously reno'ed.

This shower is only putting out burning hot water. Rest of house is fine.

Am I right in assuming one of these scenarios?

1. Cold water valve was not turned back on after reno
2. Cartridge has problems

Photo attached below. Is the flathead screw on the left the hot water shut off?
If so, should my next step be to open up the right side drywall a bit and try to turn the cold water shut off, and see if it works?

Thanks for the help!


Edit: Did it, and it worked. Cold water/shower is now functional.
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tragd wrote: This is a bath/shower that has never been used since moving in. Previously reno'ed.

This shower is only putting out burning hot water. Rest of house is fine.

Am I right in assuming one of these scenarios?

1. Cold water valve was not turned back on after reno
2. Cartridge has problems

Photo attached below. Is the flathead screw on the left the hot water shut off?
If so, should my next step be to open up the right side drywall a bit and try to turn the cold water shut off, and see if it works?

Thanks for the help!
Yes you are correct with both scenarios, I’m leaning towards #1
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Travertine on top of regular drywall and no waterproofing? Yikes. This shower won’t last long
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. - Andre Gide
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Red_Army wrote: Travertine on top of regular drywall and no waterproofing? Yikes. This shower won’t last long
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Yup - turn both valves off and rip out the shower. You can safely assume the pan is no good either and you're just going to cause damage if you use it.

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