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Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine though.

Old 04-27-09, 11:05 PM
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Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine though.

This started a couple of days ago. I had to put the hot water on full, with 10-20 seconds of no water coming out, before the hot water started. As of yesterday though, no water is coming out at all. Cold water comes out when I turn the cold tap, but nothing for the hot tap.
All other hot water outlets in the apartment are fine.
It's interesting to note that as I turn the hot water tap around, I can see a drop of water go in and out of the shower head. As if turning the tap is creating a small amount of pressure on the cold water still in the pipes.

There does not appear to be a mains tap elsewhere that would be affecting this area alone. There's one outside the apartment that stops all hot water into the apartment, and then one under the kitchen sink that controls just that area.

I rang my Strata and they said if there's a problem within the wall, they will pay for it. If it's a washer or something external, then I have to pay for it.

What are the chances that I'll have to pay for this?
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Old 04-27-09, 11:49 PM
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

most likely it's in the water valve components right behind the handle


some diy's on how to change a shower faucet valve, keep in mind there are many different types.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf7Z8kzS2Fo

http://www.masterplumber.net/delta/delta_single.htm
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

I would think you only pay for it if it is something that you probably caused. Strata?
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Old 04-28-09, 12:13 AM
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

My shower does not have a mixer. There are separate knobs for hot and cold.
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Old 04-28-09, 12:17 AM
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

i'd still say some problem with the valve...
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Old 04-28-09, 12:21 AM
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

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I would think you only pay for it if it is something that you probably caused. Strata?
I own the apartment, but Strata (Body Corporate) look after the garden areas, rubbish collection, cleaning the pool etc for all owners as a whole.

If this is just a washer or something trivial, then I pay for it + labour.

I'm having a hard time taking anything off beyond the handle and collar.
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Old 04-28-09, 02:27 AM
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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

Yep, it was the seal on the valve. Had to yank it out with some pliers.

Here it is.

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Re: Plumbing:No hot water in the shower. All the other hot water faucets are fine tho

Are you installing a Clarkman?
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Old 04-28-09, 07:01 PM
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Nope. It's just a normal washer valve thing replacement.
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