Why are faucets so sensitive with temperature adjustment?

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nestsman
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 pm

I have three brand new faucets installed in my mobile home that are ultra sensitive when it comes to adjusting the temperature. It seems that moving the handle one or two millimeters will change the water from ultra hot to cool. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground for temperatures in between.

Is this just how new faucets are designed? Or did we do something wrong when hooking them up?

Thanks!


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Greg
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:40 pm

It is probably the design. Here is Delta's design, they are one of the best made (other than the high end designer faucets). https://www.deltafaucet.com/design-inno ... et-works-1

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stevieb
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:21 pm

I have the same exact problem with non mobile home Amer. Standard 3pc tub faucets. We have a house rule also that when someone is taking a shower no water is to be run anywhere else.
Its is a real pain to adjust esp for guests.

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