Why don't sinks with vertical hot/cold adjustment have a standard side for hot vs cold?

Junkie

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Jan 11, 2006
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I'm staying at my aunt's taking care of her since her cancer is recurring and she's about to have a partial knee replacement too, and meds have her immunocompromised, so she needs help who can manage to stay here 24/7 for a bit. Neither of her kids can 100% WFH and that dramatically increases exposure, so she asked if I would and I agreed to.

In the primary bathroom, next to the handle it's labelled cold at the top, hot at the bottom.

In the kitchen sink it isn't labelled, but it works the other way: move the handle to the top and you get hot, move it to the bottom and you get cold.

I looked under the kitchen sink and everything is hooked up properly (hot to hot, cold to cold).

Why isn't there a standard :confused: shit makes no cents
 

FDT

no custer shit
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Jan 3, 2006
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I feel like this is something @whatever may have some insight into


or manufacturers just don't give a fuck
 

chickenfcker

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Apr 22, 2005
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Installed a chinesium faucet from amazon and the H/C lines were wrong. They had me pry off the red/blue markings on the faucet handle and flip it lol
 

The Great Deceiver

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May 27, 2006
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The standard is forward cold, backward hot. Which is same as regular faucets being right-cold left-hot in the plumbing code, for right-hand-side adjusters at least
 

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