[Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly

Michael O'Brien obrien at hevanet.com
Mon Dec 19 17:07:24 PST 2011


Hi, Kat--

I second Corwyn's suggestion.

BTW--if you are going to use muriatic acid, be careful, it eats whatever it touches, including skin.

Best,

Mike O'Brien



On Dec 19, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Corwyn wrote:

> On 12/19/2011 5:16 PM, J M Alden wrote:
> 
> I suspect given the three sources requirement that you are going to be cobbling together something from parts.  I seem to remember from my foray into plumbing tubs, that I saw a simple on-off valve for a shower (i.e. not a diverter), which matched my other requirements, so it would have been a low-force ceramic valve.  Three of those with a combiner and a pot filler would (I hope) meet all your requirements.
> 
> Alternatively, is there any reason you *must* have the solar and the hot operable *at the tub*?  If not, I might put a mixing valve with a set temperature with the solar as the 'cold', near the tank.  That way it would pass straight solar unless it was too cold, or mix the minimum amount of hot to meet expectations.  Real 'cold' could then be added at the tub for personal preference.  That way you are in the region of standard plumbing.
> 
> Hope things are going well with you and yours, and have a Happy Solstice.
> 
> Thank You Kindly,
> 
> Corwyn
> 
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