Originally Posted by I-RV
Just wondering what a Window Shade has to do with a water heater? Question: has anyone replaced their shower control with another type? It seems to me that the factory valve cannot easily mix hot with cold and in essence I feel a major culprit with trying to get good showers. I am aware that the way the Girard works that you should not mix cold, but adjust the flow. But, probably a little mix of cold could sometimes help.
I have found that rather than constantly adjusting the thermostat in our medicine cabinet we have it set slightly past 12'oclock position. If water is still a little too hot with max flow on hot, if cold is just cracked open a hair it works perfectly. No cycling from hot to cold etc....
Forest River told me there were a bunch of thermostats recently that had screws through or damaged/crimped wires which essentially grounded the thermostat to default high setting regardless of the setting. This causes the water to over temp shutoff burner and you get the cold blast and then cycle repeats itself.
Not always simply a water pressure/flow issue. They ran a new wire on mine and it works like a champ now.