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Old 06-18-2017, 10:41 PM   #1
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We were down in Charleston South Carolina for the past week and stayed in the Sleep Inn in Mt. Pleasant. I flushed the toilet and the flapper was stuck open so I took the top off and reached in to untangle the chain when I felt hot water, yup the water supply was hooked up to a hot water source. The payoff was on top of the toilet it had a sign that read lets do our part to conserve energy
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'd bet though that the stool wasn't sweating or condensing/dripping.

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Maybe there's some logic to the set-up since the rooms are piped to supply instant hot water (cycling water all the time).
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There are pressure balanced T/S valves that can internally fail and allow hot water to pass through to the cold side without any sign of the valve leaking otherwise. My guess would be that is what is happening here.
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There are pressure balanced T/S valves that can internally fail and allow hot water to pass through to the cold side without any sign of the valve leaking otherwise. My guess would be that is what is happening here.
You mean that there is a ts valve on a toilet water supply valve?
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You mean that there is a ts valve on a toilet water supply valve?
I think he is referring to a bathroom piped with a trunk and branch supply, and on the same trunk there is a Tub/Shower mixing valve with pressure balancing spools that are bunked and causing hot and cold to mix.
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I think he is referring to a bathroom piped with a trunk and branch supply, and on the same trunk there is a Tub/Shower mixing valve with pressure balancing spools that are bunked and causing hot and cold to mix.
Exactly. I got called to a commercial facility, where they couldn't get hot water at several fixtures. I went into the kitchen where they had a sink faucet with a separate hot and cold valves, and then a single valve after those. Hot and cold stayed on always, and they just shut off the main. I shut the hot and cold valves off, and Voila, hot water to the whole facility.


I actually one time accidentally piped hot to a toilet. It was an addition, and somehow or other I grabbed the hot and ran it to the toilet. Everything else was fine, of course. Didn't know till the very last thing. Hooked everything up and left. They called me the next day and said, "I think the toilet is filling with hot water".

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When they plumbed my parents house in Florida they piped hot to the toilet by mistake **** happens

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When they plumbed my parents house in Florida they piped hot to the toilet by mistake **** happens

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I remember as a kid hearing people recommend running hot to the toilet. I think it's was home improvement shows on PBS and Bob villa. It must have been repetitive for me to remember it after all these years. It was before low flush toilets and all this global warming hysteria.


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It is probably like was said about the tub mixer being faulty but who knows.
I got called to a house one time that was 3 years old and the original owner never used his icemaker or his DW. Turns out when the new owners moved in, the DW was connected to the cold water and the fridge line to the hot water. One of our apprentices had done the work and I razzed him for quite some time on that blunder.

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