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Old 07-10-2013, 03:10 AM   #16
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if money is to be re-spent have a plumber who cares doing it right flip the hot/cold risers down in the basement and the entire 2nd floor will be right.the sinks can't you just flip the H/C lines under the vanity?

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:59 AM   #17
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Anti scald valves in the shower will not function properly when they are hooked up backwards. When they start to rock up you get hotter and hotter water instead of colder water.
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Ya know, hot sh!t could take on a whole new meaning.

I stayed in a hotel room recently where the toilet was plumbed to the hot water......NOT pleasant.....
Hmm I can see that, especially when you drop a "splasher". That's going to hurt for a little while.
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I melted a wax ring by hooking up hot water to my toilet. in My case it was just a dumb rookie mistake.
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Come to think of it I hooked up the humidifier to the hot water by accident so it is an easy mistake to make if not paying attention. By the time I realized it I had already cut the pipe and everything so I said screw it. I want to heat that water anyway so no biggie. Just useless as by the time that water gets to the humidifier it's cool anyway. Not like it's evaporating fast enough to cause a huge flow.
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the hot air evaps the water off a humidifier having hot water going to it causes just more mineral build up leading to more pairs..
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The squirrel must have one of those old reservoir and drum type humidifiers that don't flow enough water to keep the stuff in the tank hot. But agree, hot water sure works better in a flow through humidifier. By the way Red, if that is the case you should get rid of it and install a modern flow-through unit. Much more effective and clean.
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Ya know, hot sh!t could take on a whole new meaning.

I stayed in a hotel room recently where the toilet was plumbed to the hot water......NOT pleasant.....

And Dawg..... If it was in a church, it'd be hot and holy ____.
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The squirrel must have one of those old reservoir and drum type humidifiers that don't flow enough water to keep the stuff in the tank hot. But agree, hot water sure works better in a flow through humidifier. By the way Red, if that is the case you should get rid of it and install a modern flow-through unit. Much more effective and clean.
I have a reservoir type, it's new as of a few years and is better than the old type that used cloth and had tendency to mold. This one is all plastic and uses "discs" that roll in water. If I am not careful it can fog up all the windows which eventually ices up. Can convert the house into a sauna. But because water evaporation is not really a fast process compared to a tap that's flowing, by the time the water gets to it, it will have cooled down, so I would have been better off putting it on a cold water line, but either way it does not really matter.
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As well the very good possibility of cracking the tank or bowl, how water is also conducive to mold growth.
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I agree that you should have the cross connect found and piped correctly. Just want to add a personal comment here. Please be kind to the Plumber you hired, he didn't cause the problem he is there to help correct the problem. Yes it's expensive to hire a PRO the overhead is unreal.
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Hot water entering into a cooled off toilet can cause cracking or bursting.

If the toilet is located far away from the water heater, you may not get hot water there. If the pipes are cooled off from sitting, then it has to push the water through before the hot makes it there. But if another fixture in that area were used first, then the time will be cut shorter.

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