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        Is there anyway to stop getting frozen out of the shower
        when someone else turns on another faucet in the house?

        It never fails, when I'm in the shower my husband
        needs to run water somewhere.
         
        Posts: 3 | Registered: Jul 16, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        How old is the house, thus, the plumbing and faucets? Maybe your water pressure is too low, which could be due to city water supplies, or water regulator improperly set, or pipes getting clogged because of type of pipe and age of pipe, old style faucets versus new style faucets, is this new, or has it always happened, debris in faucet valves


        They make it look so easy on tv, don't they
         
        Posts: 993 | Location: No. California | Registered: Mar 24, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        We built it in 1983. It's always Been like this.
         
        Posts: 3 | Registered: Jul 16, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        We have our own well. Which has gotten struck by lightning just recently. We replaced the submersible pump.
         
        Posts: 3 | Registered: Jul 16, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        If you have easy access to the hot water pipes between the water heater and the shower upsizing them to 3/4" from the 1/2" they probably are today would help.


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        Posts: 888 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        changing out the existing water controls for a "never scald" balancing single-handle control will solve the problem. what will happen instead is the flow of water will decrease when somebody else uses water, but the temperature should remain steady.

        if you have one, the valve cartridge can be replaced, because this is a sign something is worn.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5849 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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