15 Apr 2002 at 9:40 pm #275496MasterPlumbersKeymaster
I and several neighbours have had similar problems with builder installed showers. After use the water continues to flow, with the control in the off position. The control feels as though it is turning on rubber and can be forcede futher but with no effect. After turning the cold water supply to the house off, the problem corrected itself and the shower now functions normally. Water pressure is high and works on a sealed system.
15 Apr 2002 at 11:42 pm #292262
You have to love so called plumbers willing to work for contractors who normally look to get the lowest possible bid and thus do not normally use the better materials.
What your describing is a classic with a pressure balancing valve rather then a temperature type.
Best bet is to send me a private E mail and give me the name of the shower body you have and I maybe able to guide you in how to repair it YOURSELF properly.
Either that or get all your neighbors contact the builders plumber and tell him HE HAS A PROBLEM.
99.98% of the legitimate Licensed Master plumbers I know do stand by their installations even if it is specified by a home builder looking for bottom line materials
Remember hiring the actual Master plumber to work on the job is for your protection.
Ask to see what formal training the mechanic has and do ask for an insurance certificate.
This is for your protection GOOD LUCK
17 Apr 2002 at 8:29 am #292263
Another cause can be that when a shower rose doesn’t sit parallel to the horizon, air seeps back into the rose and lets water out. Simple test is to see if this is the problem is to ensure the rose is dead flat, if you still get drips the follow Sylvans advice
All advice is given with-out seeing the job, and hence all advice MUST be taken as advice with limited knowledge on the exact situation. NO responsibility can or will be taken. And yes, I am a licensed Plumber and Drainer with my own business in Brisbane Australia
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