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petros151 07-29-2012 05:13 PM

oh these faucet instructions!
 
I have searched to find the answer to this question but cannot find it -- I have a new kitch faucet there is a shorter and longer water inlet copper pipe leading into the faucet housing --- nowhere does it say which is hot water -- I'm guessing the longer but why attach and then re-do if I'm wrong?

someone of you folks surely knows this easy answer....

instructions arghh !!! :furious:

thanks :)

ben's plumbing 07-29-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by petros151 (Post 977009)
I have searched to find the answer to this question but cannot find it -- I have a new kitch faucet there is a shorter and longer water inlet copper pipe leading into the faucet housing --- nowhere does it say which is hot water -- I'm guessing the longer but why attach and then re-do if I'm wrong?

someone of you folks surely knows this easy answer....

instructions arghh !!! :furious:

thanks :)

hold faucet the way it is going to install on sink...make sure handle is in off position...turn it on to cold and blow through tube:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: should find cold side...:thumbsup::thumbsup:

petros151 07-29-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing (Post 977021)
hold faucet the way it is going to install on sink...make sure handle is in off position...turn it on to cold and blow through tube:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: should find cold side...:thumbsup::thumbsup:

thanks good idea BUT it's installed already and sink is in I figured the instruction would tell but no! so I don't think I can get to those pipes to blow into one....

gotta be a standard thing I would think for any manufacturer ... ??:huh:

ben's plumbing 07-29-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by petros151 (Post 977027)
thanks good idea BUT it's installed already and sink is in I figured the instruction would tell but no! so I don't think I can get to those pipes to blow into one....

gotta be a standard thing I would think for any manufacturer ... ??:huh:

there all different hook up the supply line to stub comming down from faucet ..then blow in that.....or just hook up short to hot long to cold and try it.....if wrong reverse it....done deal:thumbsup:

petros151 07-29-2012 08:20 PM

thanks-- went back to the original store they had a similar faucet same maker and that one had stickers on the hot cold pipes long is HOT -- Im' guessing this is standard way to distinguish on a single barrel faucet design....

:thumbsup:

Alan 07-29-2012 10:27 PM

I had a single valve once that I installed with that assumption, but there must have been something funky in the guts, because they were actually backwards.

No-name faucet however, so who knows what they were thinking.


Probably something along the lines of : $$$$$$$$

petros151 07-30-2012 08:01 AM

yes I was wondering that because after the pipes go into the barrel the could have twisted around- someone told me generally if you look at the faucet as it will be sitting then the left pipe would be hot in this case the pipes were front to back from each other when looking at the front of the faucet ... so maybe nothing is standard but it makes sense to put a sticker on there! this was a Hampton Bay from you know where

ben's plumbing 07-30-2012 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by petros151 (Post 977449)
yes I was wondering that because after the pipes go into the barrel the could have twisted around- someone told me generally if you look at the faucet as it will be sitting then the left pipe would be hot in this case the pipes were front to back from each other when looking at the front of the faucet ... so maybe nothing is standard but it makes sense to put a sticker on there! this was a Hampton Bay from you know where

yep and that was your 1 st problem:laughing::laughing::laughing: glad you got it ....ben sr


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