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Old 10-30-2010, 03:47 AM
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Having my water temperature where the state wants it requires us all to have freezing cold showers.

Are there any solutions?
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:31 AM
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I had a plumber install some devices in the line to the sinks that the kids use to regulate the water temperature there. I did this a number of years ago, and it was several hundred dollars, including the valves, but worth it to me.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:17 AM
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Im having the same problem! Drives me nuts. Can't we just turn the hot water valve off under the sink while the kids are here? Or is it a regulation that they need warm water?
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:10 AM
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We have a tankless water heater and that seems to keep the water warm enough when we need it, keeping it at 120 degrees.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:27 PM
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I purchased a faucet for the daycare bathroom at Home Depot a few years ago that has an adjustment on it that you can turn to alter how hot the water gets. It has been very handy and have not had any problems with it.
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I just spoke to our plumber about this a couple of weeks ago. I have one sink that is accessible for children. The plumber can install a regulator on that sink for $268, labor and parts.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:49 AM
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I purchased a faucet for the daycare bathroom at Home Depot a few years ago that has an adjustment on it that you can turn to alter how hot the water gets. It has been very handy and have not had any problems with it.
WyoDaycareMom, do you recall how much this faucet cost you? Was it easy to install?
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:57 AM
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If you could tell me which faucet this is I'd really appreciate it. I need it!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:07 AM
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can you not just shut the valve off under the sink, its not like the kids are going to play there, and I usually keep the door closed.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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can you not just shut the valve off under the sink, its not like the kids are going to play there, and I usually keep the door closed.
We can not do this we must have hot water for the sink not just cold.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:18 AM
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ohh found it~ our state says
water temp of the bathroom sink must be at least 100 but no greater than 120
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:16 AM
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It's been a few years, not 100% sure of the cost, but I know it was under $100.00. It is an American Standard faucet and was as easy to install as any faucet is. There is a regulator on the bottom that you turn till it is at the temp that you want. It was a very easy solution to a big problem! Again, we bought it at Home Depot.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:41 AM
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Oh.my.gosh I would die! I am fortunate to not have to be licensed in my state because I would have severe issues with this. I like HOT showers. I can understand where they are coming from and I could understand further in centers but in a home daycare, it's a little ridiculous.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:03 PM
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It's been a few years, not 100% sure of the cost, but I know it was under $100.00. It is an American Standard faucet and was as easy to install as any faucet is. There is a regulator on the bottom that you turn till it is at the temp that you want. It was a very easy solution to a big problem! Again, we bought it at Home Depot.

This thread was months ago but I just recently found a reminder to myself to look this up. I can't find it anywhere. Maybe I don't know what it's called and that's why I'm having trouble googling. I looked for temperature controlled faucets, american standard temperature faucet, temperature regulator, etc. and no luck. Do you have the model number?

Does anyone else have one of these? Maybe a different brand? I would love to get one provided it's not too expensive.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:24 PM
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I just went to the Home Depot web site trying to find it also. This is all I came up with so far. This is called a MOEN Rough-in Posi-Temp Pressure Balancing Cycling Valve with Stops which is $78.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...88&R=100079588

Here is another thing I found that might be it as well. This one is called a MOEN Rough-in Posi-Temp Pressure Balancing Cycling Valve and is only $64.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:32 AM
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I just went to the Home Depot web site trying to find it also. This is all I came up with so far. This is called a MOEN Rough-in Posi-Temp Pressure Balancing Cycling Valve with Stops which is $78.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...88&R=100079588

Here is another thing I found that might be it as well. This one is called a MOEN Rough-in Posi-Temp Pressure Balancing Cycling Valve and is only $64.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

I have them installed in my house. Its alot of work if you have to take the wall down. We acually did this so when you flush the toilet you don't end up with scalding water and my kids can't use all the hot water. Its really worth it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:08 AM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am a hot shower person. My husband always wonders how I still have skin left. Now that our water temp is below 120 degrees, I can't enjoy it, let alone take a bath!

I'm going to Home Depot this weekend!
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I just found this one....

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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This is what I have in my downstairs bathroom and under our handwashing sink. It is fairly simple to install and is a lot cheaper than some of the other alternatives out there.

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/W...fhu=3733363839
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We had the same problem, and my solution was FREE! We have a single handle faucet in our bathroom sink. I took the handle off and discovered there were stops on the handle to keep you from being able to turn the handle too far left or right. I stuck two pieces of glue stick in the handle (to make the stops bigger). So now you can not turn the water all the way to hot. Just to warm. It was really easy.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:57 AM
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we had the same problem, and my solution was free! We have a single handle faucet in our bathroom sink. I took the handle off and discovered there were stops on the handle to keep you from being able to turn the handle too far left or right. I stuck two pieces of glue stick in the handle (to make the stops bigger). So now you can not turn the water all the way to hot. Just to warm. It was really easy.
neat!!!!!!!!! :d
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:41 PM
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Crazy as it might sound I run the dishwasher or laundry washer when I want a great shower. They both use cold water so the cold water is being diverted and I get a hotter shower Haven't figured out the bath issue though.
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