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Which side is hot?
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Bkeepr    Posted 02-07-2005 at 02:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey all, am staying in a swank, expensive hotel on a business trip this week. One thing is very odd--the hot water at the bathroom sink is on the *right* I dreaming, or isn't it usually on the *left*??? Maybe I've just been staying on low-class places my whole life.

Tom A

Alias    Posted 02-07-2005 at 08:37:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
B'keeper, a buddy of mine from Waldorf decided to take a shower at his girl friends apartment. He had no way of know the hot and cold was reversed. So, he gets in and when it get too hot he turns the wrong one and it got even hotter. Poor guy suffered severe burns on his face, neck and shoulders. I don't think he got what he was there for and it cost him 2 weeks work. So, there's a reason why folks say, always test the water.........gfp

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2005 at 07:22:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is on the Left side that way you don't have to remember which facet you need to turn to not burn your self. Mark H.

bob ny    Posted 02-07-2005 at 06:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i was a youngster i worked part time for a contractor who was building a motel the rooms were back to back with a service corridor between .the water pipes were overhead wnd when we piped one side was backward . the motel is still there i wonder if any one ever changed it

mud    Posted 02-07-2005 at 05:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Tom,
I installed a new kitchen in Arl. last month. They used European appliances and faucets. Faucets are assbackwards from ours. Very costly too. I'll take good old Delta anytime.

bill b va    Posted 02-07-2005 at 07:35:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

does that mean their shutt runs up hill also ?

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-07-2005 at 06:52:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mud, did you put in a Moen single lever? They can be changed by turning the core 180 deg. All Moen can be changed and likely others too so you can have a sink or tub on each side of a wall and use the same set of pipes and both work the same way.
Later Bob

mud    Posted 02-07-2005 at 16:11:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Bob,

Did you mean a Molsen faucet? haha - Nope, I didn't do the plumbing on this job, just the cabinetry and trim work. The faucets were made in Germany. Look nice, but not for my money. Whew!

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-07-2005 at 17:03:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mud, a Molsen Faucet just comes in Cold Eh. If there where two faucets the pipes are wrong then. The single controls for showers and sinks can be reversed for back to back setups. If you are installing one and it isn't right take the handle off, pull the clip out and turn the core 180 with the plastic socket they send with the tap, then put the clip and handle back on.
Later Bob

Les    Posted 02-07-2005 at 04:19:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
You must either be in France or Quebec.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-07-2005 at 06:55:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, in many places in Quebec the hot water is on the left. The left side on the wood stove in a copper tank that is.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 02-07-2005 at 13:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
and in newfoundland the side where the water is hot is the hot side.

Hunter n NOLa    Posted 02-07-2005 at 03:49:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Naw, you're not loosing it. The hot water is supposed to be on the left least in this country. It is different some other places.

deadcarp    Posted 02-07-2005 at 10:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, just like you'd read it on paper, "hot & cold" running water, left to right. english stovepipes are fitted backwards too, they lap like dixie cups.

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