Hot water running cold in shower
Asked Feb 16, 2005, 11:41 AM
We just had a new peerless tankless boiler put in our home. With the old boiler we had no problem with the hot water in the showers. However, when we replaced the shower controls I did have to make an adjustment on the pipes of the oil boiler. I turned a knob on one of the pipes that seemed to cut back the cold water and then the hot water was fine going to the showers. However, when they installed this new boiler, they repiped everything and that valve is no longer there. We have had 3 people come out and look at the boiler and only one was able to make an adjustment to the boiler to make it fire up faster so the water gets heated faster but we are still having a problem with the water getting cold. All 3 boiler guys said that the tankless boiler is too small and that we need to get a 40 gallon water tank added on to the boiler which will cost us even more money! The original contractor refuses to deal with the problem and says that the boiler is the right size. I am wondering if maybe it is another problem that we aren't aware of that would be less expensive. I forgot to mention that this is happening in upstairs and downstairs showers.
Last edited by dianebrown; Feb 16, 2005 at 11:51 AM.
Reason: left out two showers