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Old 01-23-08, 07:11 AM
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Do you get scalded in the shower if someone flushes?

I remember this being a big problem when I was a kid... (I'm 33 now). But, it doesn't seem that it is much of an issue nowadays... now it seems more than the exception than that rule. Piping is all the same, right? What's changed? Larger capacity hot water heaters??
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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-scald-guard.htm
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I noticed this recently too. Maybe it's due to the prevalence of low-flow toilets now. I' don't think we have a special scald guard installed in our plumbing, but we do have low-flow toilets, and it's never been a problem.
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In my parent's house the shower water would get very cold if a toilet was flushed. I do not have a problem with water temperature changing in the shower in my home.
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New shower faucets have anti-scald built in. Especially faucets like MOEN
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Originally Posted by wishbon3
In my parent's house the shower water would get very cold if a toilet was flushed. I do not have a problem with water temperature changing in the shower in my home.
My place is the same, if someone flushes, I freeze. I think my piping is very old anyway, sometimes the water temp will just fluctuate on it's own, pisses me off.
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Not at our place, but when I visit back home, if someone runs water anywhere in the house, you'll more than likely get icy water for a minute.
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Every morning. Live in an apartment building. Sometimes you can hear the flush, though, and move the shower head out of the way. If you don't, it's a pretty rude awakening.

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In my apartment I used to live in - if my neighbor flushed, I got a cold shower for a bit.

Here in the house I live in now - scalded when the toilet is flushed.
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I just lock the door when I'm in the shower. Problem solved.
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My water heater is set at 125, so no.
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In the military this was epidemic. You HAD to announce that shit, or else.

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I live in an older townhouse so I do get scalded when my husband flushes the toilet. I recently solved the problem by locking the door when I shower. It's not like he's handicapped or anything and can't use the downstairs bathroom.

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