DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Luke warm bath, hot everywhere else...

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2013, 08:09 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 8
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Luke warm bath, hot everywhere else...

The water coming from my bath tub faucet will only get luke-warm at best. (even for a 22 month old, he says "cold daddy"...). The tub has a Symmons Model A faucet which I believe to be as old as the house, built in 1994. Every other hot water source seems to have plenty of hot water. The downstairs bathroom sink, the washing machine, the kitchen sink, the master bath sink and shower, all piping hot. As a first attempt at a fix I replaced every component for the symmons, so it's pretty much rebuilt. The boiler is a Trianco HeatMaker, I believe also original with the house. In the past two years I have replaced almost every replaceable component on the boiler. Fast fill, draw offs, over pressure relief valve, zone valve control heads, the Honeywell control panel, its all been replaced! I've lived here two years, I'm tired of throwing money at the boiler, so it's on the list of things to replace this summer. The boiler is an all-in-one unit, providing hot water to the baseboards and domestic hot water. The house heats fine, and like I said, all other taps seem to have plenty of hot water.

Is it possible that the pipes to this particular tub are smaller than they should be? Did I miss another component in the symmons model A that could be the culprit? (I replaced the two seats, the main spindle and the diverter spindle, along with the necessary washers, etc.

What's my next step? What else can I investigate? How can I further trouble shoot?

Please see the video of my tub and boiler below:

Flightsport is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:19 AM  
oldognewtrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 10,752
Liked 1420 Times on 1128 Posts
Likes Given: 407


Did the tub faucet at one time operate correctly? Or has it always been like this? Are there any valves on the supply line to the tub?

I have a valve similar to yours and there is a adjustment for anti scald under the lever to increase the amount of hot water supplied to the valve. You may have to remove the handle to access it.
oldognewtrick is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 08:30 AM  
Contractor retired
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,701
Liked 3050 Times on 2670 Posts
Likes Given: 5035


nealtw is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
No Warm Water Mainic Plumbing Forum 4 01-02-2012 01:15 PM
Subzero Refrigerator warm prosc1 General Appliance Discussion 2 08-03-2011 10:43 AM
Master Bath or Separate Bath? kmb383 General Home Improvement Discussion 8 11-01-2010 11:11 AM
Insulating Cold and Warm Air Ducts JALEXED2 HVAC 1 09-03-2009 09:33 PM
Warm, smelly basement. DaveX General Home Improvement Discussion 3 08-20-2008 01:14 PM

Newest Threads