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    Is there a correct side for the Hot and Cold, on a garden tub with faucet controls on the entry side of the tub? I see them both ways.

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    Default Re: Reft or Light???

    Unless the original home buyer specified something different, the hot should be on your left when you are in the tub.

    So it would be on the right as pictured.

    Or better yet, anyway you want it as long as a color stripe or indication is present.


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    No stripe. Just turn one and see what happens!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Is there a correct side for the Hot and Cold, on a garden tub with faucet controls on the entry side of the tub? I see them both ways.
    Vern:

    P2722.2 Hot water.
    Fixture fittings and faucets that are supplied
    with both hot and cold water shall be installed and
    adjusted so that the left-hand side of the water temperature control
    represents the flow of hot water when facing the outlet.

    Exception:
    Shower and tub/shower mixing valves conforming
    to ASSE 1016 or CSA B125, where the water temperature
    control corresponds to the markings on the device.


    Hot is always on the left as your face the fixture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Is there a correct side for the Hot and Cold, on a garden tub with faucet controls on the entry side of the tub? I see them both ways.
    Vern,

    In cases like the one pictured, I specifically note that I am referring to hot on left when in the tub. I have gotten arguments and have offered this as a clarification.

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    Thanks all, I am going down the middle with this as the outlet can be faced from either side. Just going to make a note of which way in the report.


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    Hot or cold..... guess?

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    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Thanks all, I am going down the middle with this as the outlet can be faced from either side.

    Regardless whether or not the fixture "can be faced from either side", the side you use it from (from within the tub) is the side you look at it from, then the hot should be on the left.

    There is no "middle" to go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Regardless whether or not the fixture "can be faced from either side", the side you use it from (from within the tub) is the side you look at it from, then the hot should be on the left.

    There is no "middle" to go down.
    Most people run the bath before they get into the tub! And some heat-up the water while they soak! Both sides of the faucet....kinda down the middle .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Most people run the bath before they get into the tub! And some heat-up the water while they soak! Both sides of the faucet....kinda down the middle .

    However ...

    The only time you are at risk of burning yourself with hot water is ... when you are *IN* the tub ... thus that is the only time it matters.

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    the left-hand side of the water temperature control
    represents the flow of hot water when facing the outlet.
    Like Aaron posted left when facing the OUTLET.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    However ...

    The only time you are at risk of burning yourself with hot water is ... when you are *IN* the tub ... thus that is the only time it matters.
    When your in the tub you only want "HOT" water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    However ...

    The only time you are at risk of burning yourself with hot water is ... when you are *IN* the tub ... thus that is the only time it matters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    When your in the tub you only want "HOT" water.

    No. When you are in the tub and want "COLD" water ... and you turn on the "HOT" water!

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    Default Re: Reft or Light???

    Here's a sink faucet I encountered a couple weeks ago that was reversed. It looked like the faucet was installed backwards due to a lack space between it and the back splash.

    The red/blue indicator was set in line with what was coming out of the faucet but the hot was coming from the right side. Actually, the red/blue tab couldn't be reversed so I assumed the plumber/installer just followed that.

    In any case, looked up the same codes that A.D. Miller posted and determined the install was incorrect since it's not a tub/shower.

    btw.... West Coast Jerry... what kind of gas station rest rooms are you hanging out in? That place looks pretty bad

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    FWIW,

    Providing a uniform configration (hot on left) goes a long way to helping the blind.

    On a side note, notice the salt next time you go to a restaurant - it should be on the right.


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    Cold water on wight, hot on reft.

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    That just looks so wrong. Slipping while climbing in and out could result in unintended encounters w/ the hard sufaces of the fixtures or even more scary snagging scenarios(sp?).


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