Alt. hot/cold in shower (revised)

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      Ben VK

      Ok, maybe I didn’t give enough info. The shower temp is controlled by one knob – turning right/left makes water cold/hot. The shower runs at the set temp for about 30 seconds before shooting out scalding water then cold water. The alternating hot/cold then persists throughout the shower. One hot water heater is used to heat 4 apartments, but is locked behind a door and I can’t get to it to find out any specifics. The building is about 25 years old and I would imagine it’s the original plumbing. My landlord has sent out maintenance 3 times, replaced the lower element, and done who knows what else, but the problem persists. Any suggestions will help at this point.

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      Robert Stephen Morton
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      Jen. your landlord is sitting in a minefield of litigation. Get a LMP to test the incoming hot & cold water temps & pressures, and ask him to give a report on the system. Then send the landlord a copy of the letter, requesting him to correct the problem (there is a problem.

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      SylvanLMP
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      Originally posted by Robert Stephen Morton:
      Jen. your landlord is sitting in a minefield of litigation. Get a LMP to test the incoming hot & cold water temps & pressures, and ask him to give a report on the system. Then send the landlord a copy of the letter, requesting him to correct the problem (there is a problem.


      I could not agree more PLUS I would strongly suggest having a qualified plumber install a Temperature & Pressure balance showerbody also

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