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    stiff shower valve

    Plumbers

    Hi,

    I have a problem with my shower valve. The thermostat is stiff, thus is difficult to adjust the hot/cold water.

    From producer website the product is described as: "twin outlet triple control concealed thermostatic valve with ABS coverplate" (http://www.purabathrooms.co.uk/catalog/showers/showers-concealed-shower-valves/SQTCV).

    I need an expert opinion, but I assume the work needed is:
    - either check if there is any lime scale and try to clean it
    - either change the showervalve is the limescale cannot be removed.

    Anybody able to help me with this?

    Thank you,
    George

    Asked by George on 27th Aug 2019
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    Best Answer

    faze1gas

    "Yes, it is very hard to clean inside. You must soak overnight in descalant but it will discolour the device. Best to change."

    Answered on 1st Sep 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    sba maintenance

    "Hi, the thermostatic valve will have to be changed it is very hard to clean as it’s a concealed unit and it’ll be time-consuming to remove limescale and the unit would have to soaked in descaler over long period. I believe changing the unit would be a cheaper option and will have a smaller timescale.

    Regards
    Steve
    SBA Maintenance"

    Answered on 27th Aug 2019 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
    Profileplumbers

    "You will need to contact the manufacturer and buy a new cartridge"

    Answered on 17th Sep 2019 - Member since May 2018 - report

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