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Old 08-07-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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water temp regulation

Soooo tired of either freezing or scalding in the shower. Have a
single control knob. How hard is it to change out to individual hot/cold
control valves?? Itasca 2002 Suncruiser

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Old 08-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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My '03 came with a single knob Moen faucet. It was hooked up backwards, and when I had the dealer correct it the tech handed me a piece he took out and told me it would work much better w/o that piece. It works great, hot - cold - warm, as desired. Perhaps you need to find the manual on your faucet and see if there is an adjustment?

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Old 08-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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We have used single-lever faucets for 20 or 30 years in our stick houses, and now we have them in our motor home, too (shower, kitchen sink, bathroom sinks). We've never had a problem regulating temperature. I think AFChap may be right - there is something wrong with the faucet.

Not sure how your shower is set up. Ours has an access door to the back of the faucet, so it wouldn't be hard to change out. It would probably take two people - one to hold the faucet in the shower, and one to tighten the connections in the back..
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What you need is a posi-temp. This is an automatic pressure balanced single handle faucet. They have been required by building codes around here for maybe 15 years?

They have a spring loaded valve inside that responds to water pressure. Fllush the toilet, cold water pressure drops, valve moves, drops hot also, water temp stays the same at the shower.

It would be a pretty easy retrofit.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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The difficulty of changing the faucet depends on whether the coach builder made any provisions to access the wall behind the shower where the faucets are located. Most do not, but if you are lucky, the job should not be too hard. You do have to drill holes in your nice shower, though and figure out someway to plug the old one. Just what it takes depends on what you replace it with.
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