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Old 02-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Shower valve temp and pressure upgrade

DW and I are tired of the near impossible effort in adjusting the shower temperature. I've ordered a Kohler temp and pressure compensating valve. We had a temp comp one in our home and loved it. Has anyone had any experience with a stick home unit in a RV? Access to the existing valve doesn't look like a problem.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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If it can fit in, I don't see why not. I'm trying to figure out how the pressure compensator works. If the supply line pressure drops how does a valve increase the pressure back to what you had it set at?
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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Every rv I have owned, 3 fivers and my mh I have replaced the cheap plastic shower valve with a res style valve. Love it... Not a difficult job and the fittings you disconnect from the old fauset will fit 1/2 pipe. Mine is in a wall about 1inch thick.
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Replaced mine with a Delta single handle adjustable no scald. Can't remember the model number but could look it up.

Great upgrade, we love ours.
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ToniD,

Maybe "pressure compensating" wasn't the best term, but I understand it will "balance" hot/cold pressures if there is a pressure change (toilet flush or?) on either side.

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ToniD,

Maybe "pressure compensating" wasn't the best term, but I understand it will "balance" hot/cold pressures if there is a pressure change (toilet flush or?) on either side.

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Is that Kohler single lever adjusting? I've wanted to convert to one but until I can figure out a way of installing some sort of a guard over the handle... I'm scared one of us will 'bump' that handle and scald us to death. Geez, that water is HOT! No temp adjustment on our heater.
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I got mine on line from Hansgro (spelling!!!!)
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Pressure and volume could be from your regulator the end of the hose type are less than good. I use a watts from home depot great consistant pressure and volume. I have the delta all in one in my S&B and if you have fluctuating hot and cold water I don't think it can keep up with the changes.
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Jan & Bob - my existing one is a ball shape, not a lever and it's stiff. The new one is a rotating valve with a lever control and I think it would be even harder to "bump". Just my opinion - wait until it's installed I guess.
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Rooster - Watts is a great pressure regulator at least in stick home applications. I expect that translates to RVs too. I think my gripe with the original shower valve is that it's so hard to adjust for temperature. The flow is constant when on shore services and not bad with the pump - as long as other valves stay closed.
The Kohler unit is a rotating on-off temp control. I'm hoping that will be a big improvement over the Delta in controlling flow and temp.
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