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Old 11-27-2005, 09:04 AM   #1
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My shower and sinks no longer provide hot water, only luke warm even with only the hot water valve turned on. Water at the hot water heater overflow is very hot so somewhere there's a bypass valve that must be stuck open. Any ideas how to fix??

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My shower and sinks no longer provide hot water, only luke warm even with only the hot water valve turned on. Water at the hot water heater overflow is very hot so somewhere there's a bypass valve that must be stuck open. Any ideas how to fix??

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Old 11-27-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Sounds like it might be a bad check valve,on the back of the Hot Water heater. On some there are 2 valves one on the intake and one on the outflow ..It happened to me
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Old 11-27-2005, 01:04 PM   #4
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Make sure water is turned off at the outside shower. It will act as a mixing valve. I've got that tee shirt...
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:28 PM   #5
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Make sure your bypass valve is closed on your WH,if its under your sink it may have gotten hit when someone was putting something away, an like JB says check your outside shower,we all have done that one. "007"
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Although I haven't had the problem, I've seen several posts where the solution was to be sure the outside shower was turned off. Is there something complicated about this? Wouldn't the water be running on the ground if the shower was left on? Or is there something more to do than just turning off the hot and cold faucets?

On the surface this sounds like an old friend who ran a TV repair business. He started charging the customer when he went in and found the TV unplugged. If they were going to be dumb enough to call a repairman for an unplugged set, he was going to be smart enough to charge them for his time.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Wouldn't the water be running on the ground if the shower was left on? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not at all, Ken. The outdoor shower head has a shutoff at the shower head. It's easy to shut it off at the shower head and forget to close the valve.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:01 PM   #8
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Yep, I now own one of those tee shirts....both faucets for the outside shower head were open/on!! Nice tight push button valve right on the head = no leaks with both faucets open.

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Old 12-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #9
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We had the same problem and suffered through a cold rainy weekedn.

The hot water bypass valve was open ever so slightly. It looked like the (ball) valve was in the correct position, and it was not. (It is next to our supplimental extension cord and got bumped.)
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