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pwinden 10-17-2012 03:14 PM

Hello, glad to be here and hope to learn--Moen hot/cold reversed
Prepping my ill brother's home for sale as we need the money.
For starters 'am attempting to correct a reversed hot/cold shower line. Moen, single handle cartridge style faucet.
I understand that the cartridge may need to be rotated 180 degrees for a simple fix.
My question is what if that is'nt the problem? Will I have to repipe or just replace with a newer more modern faucet?:eek:

oh'mike 10-17-2012 06:14 PM

Move you fro introductions--and gussied up the title,too.

Yep--Moen can be switched in a minute or two--just rotate the cartridge 180 degrees after you remove the handle----

Almost all single handled brands can be reversed---back to back showers are common--so the makers like the valves to work with hot or cold on either side--

Alan 10-17-2012 08:40 PM

Is it a single control or dual control?

(handle does only one function or handle does two functions)

If you PULL on, and then rotate for temp, that is a moentrol, and all you need to do is remove the handle, and rotate the stem 180, then reinstall the handle.

If it's rotate on, and then rotate further for hotter, thats a POSITEMP, and the cartridge will have to be removed and flipped over. It's common to get these in backwards. Older valves did not have marking on the cartridges, however recently, they started marking the cartridge with an H | C on the top.

Hope this helps.

pwinden 10-18-2012 01:31 PM

Thanks a lot. Cartridge adjustment it will be. Appreciate the good advise. P

joed 10-18-2012 02:22 PM

Don't forget to turn off the water supply first or you will have a geyser.

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