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wife wants me to install a mixing valve
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:54:53 AM »

for years ive ran without a mixing valve. Never seen the need, I just don't crank the hot water up all the way when taking a shower. lol. I actually loved the super hot water for cleaning dirty pots and pans...amazing what 160+ water will do.

Unfortunately my better half wants me install a mixing valve now the boys are a bit older and we will have more people taking showers/baths.

Whats the best one to go with?

Thanks!
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Re: wife wants me to install a mixing valve
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:38:47 AM »

Have you sought the advice of your local plumbing supply store?  I would think they'd have an idea of what the local plumbers like to use.  Roger   
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Re: wife wants me to install a mixing valve
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 06:18:30 AM »

While spendy the AMX series from Honeywell is the easiest, straight thru with out the need for a whole bunch of extra fittings.


http://www.supplyhouse.com/Honeywell-Sparco-AMX101-US-1LF-3-4-Union-Sweat-AMX-Series-DirectConnect-Lead-Free
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Re: wife wants me to install a mixing valve
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 07:20:49 AM »

Absolutely the AMX in my opinion. They are quite a bit more expensive, but only take 15 minutes and 3-5 joints to install and perform flawlessly. I have 2 of them at home and quite a few out in the wild with great results. Their straight through design and unions make them a breeze to put in, plus they don't need the extra jumblefuck of elbows out the side for the mixed water. Regular ones can be made to fit in a new install fairly easily, but in a retrofit where your hot line is probably straight out the top of the tank they're the cat's meow
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Re: wife wants me to install a mixing valve
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 11:05:55 PM »

Ahhhh train the wife and kids....I got mine at 155, learn to use it  :-*