22 Sep High Temperature Mixing Valve Installation
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 (High Temperature Mixing Valve Installation)
Cause of Problem:
Hotel was loosing hot water due to failure of the mixing valve.
It is very common in many commercial application to have what is known as a mixing valve. This valve is designed to intake both cold and hot water. Once the water enters the valve it then blends to produce a desired temperature. That blended temp water will then flow to the fixtures to prevent scolding. This allows the hot water produces by boilers to be stored in holding tanks at a very high temperature to prevent bacteria growth. This particular High Temperature Mixing Valve was very large compared to other application that one may see on a day to day bases. The most common mixing valve that everyone has used is a your shower. A single handle shower valve is a small scale mixing valve.
The valve that was replaced issue was that it would not allow proper blending. This made the temperatures unsafe for proper usage. Which in return then cause boilers to overload to maintain the demand for the hot water supply. The fixture was isolated by shutting off the ball valves. Which made it possible to be removed with out having to conflict with the day to day operation of the establishment. The new mixing valve was installed using two inch copper pipes. Rhino Rooter plumbers also install union connections for future removal access. Once in place, it was then tested for leaks. The engineering department then set the desired temperature that they required. Which was as simple as turning a screw and reading the thermometer.
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