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I got a new water heater and since then, when a sink is

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I got a new water heater and since then, when a sink is turned on or toilet flushed, my shower water gets very hot. I understand why this happens, but it never happened with my old water heater. Is there a setting or some adjustment that can be made??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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How many handles does your shower valve/faucet have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i turn DOWN the hot water heater, then i would be using less cold water to balance out the shower. would that balance out the supply/ demand issue??
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Then the only option is to install a single handle pressure balancing shower valve. There is no adjust that can solve this problem. Pressure balancing valves have been mandated for quite some time to alleviate this issue

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Turning down the water temp might help somewhat but it's not a solution. Unless you turn the water temp below 120 then you'll have a lot less hot water capacity from the water heater. Even then it won't eliminate the problem