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  1. #1
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    I am a new home owner (house built in 1958) with an oil burning furnace that heats the water. Not sure exactly how old it is but it's a Weil-Mclain and the home inspector thought it was in very good condition. Please forgive my ignorance but I have a question. I'm having a tune-up scheduled but I was wondering why the hot water in all my faucets is very hot but the water in my showers does not get nearly as hot. Previous owner said he had it serviced in Aug 2005. Any opinions or advice is greatly appreciated.

    [Edited by prs on 02-02-2006 at 11:35 AM]

  2. #2
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    What type

    Does shower have a mixing valve?

  3. #3
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    sounds like temp balancing valve in shower. is it a single handle control?

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by t527ed
    sounds like temp balancing valve in shower. is it a single handle control?
    Is that the same as an anti-scalding valve? It's a dual handle control and I'll check further but I see no evidence of one ever being installed. I'm assuming back in 1958 when the house was built, these valves weren't in use. Can something like that be installed at the furnace or just the shower head? Thanks for the input.

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    While you tune

    Have the PM person check that out while they are working on it. They should be able to explain the system and the hot water at the same time.

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