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Frequently Asked Questions
Q."While taking a shower, sometimes the water temperature changes. Why does this happen and how can I prevent it?" A. This generally happens when someone uses water from the same water system (for example when flushing a toilet or using the kitchen faucet), at the same time. This causes changes in your pressure in the water line feeding your shower faucet. When you have changes in pressure on one side and not the other, you will feel the result of different volumes of hot versus cold water. To solve this problem, you can either install/increase your water piping sizes (which will help a lot in having less pressure fluctuations), or install a pressure balance device on the hot and cold water that feeds the shower faucet This device detects changes in pressure and automatically balances it. You can also replace the shower faucet with a pressure balance faucet. If none of these are an option, you may want to purchase a scald protector to reduce your chance of getting scalded, but you would still be subject to temperature fluctuations.
Q."I have low water pressure, can I use these products?" A. ALL of the products on this page will reduce your pressure even more. These anti-scald devices do reduce the pressure as they have friction loss, etc. If your water system is marginal and you cannot have less water pressure, then these products are not for you.
Q."When installing the anti-scalding mixing valves are there any other helpful hints?" A. We believe that whenever you install an anti-scald mixing valve after the water heater that you should also install a check valve on the cold side, an in-line screen (such as a wye-strainer) and an expansion tank.