Post # 1
My husband and I have differing opinions on how to install our new faucet (see pic below). I’m not going to give either of our rationale until I get some more feedback but answer me this:
IF YOU WERE USING THIS FAUCET WITH A SIDE-MOUNTED TEMPERATURE CONTROL, WOULD YOU ASSUME THAT PUTTING THE HANDLE TO THE FRONT IS COLD OR HOT?
Post # 3
I would think that the front is hot (ie the more you pull it towards you the hotter it gets).
Post # 4
@daybyday: Front is definitely cold.
Does he also wrap new toilet paper under the roll when he changes it?!?! Anarchist. Lol 😉
Post # 5
I voted front for cold but honestly both my parents and In laws have this type of sink and I can’t for the life of me remember how theirs are, it confuses the hell out of me haha.
Post # 6
@MrsCarnival: LOL! We’re both over-wrappers and usually see this stuff the same way but not this time!
Post # 7
I would say front for cold.
Post # 8
I would think the water automatically comes out cold and as you pull the lever towards you the water heats up.
Post # 9
I would say front is cold. But the more I thought about it, I kept changing my mind lol.
Post # 10
I would assume the front is cold, but you can do it eitherway and people will just get used to it.
Post # 11
Moen says that cold is supposed to be the front, and most Internet forums agree with that. I’m not sure why, but the first time I used the faucet my instinct was to pull forward for cold.
My husband thinks that if you were to look at the control head-on (from the side), left/front is hot, as hot is always on the left in the States. He’s right about that.
I am arguing that left/right doesn’t matter because the handle is not oriented left/right, it is oriented front/back.
Post # 12
I voted cold for front… think about it- if you have a very young child who can reach the faucet, they’re more likely to pull it towards them than push it away from them. If pulling it forward results in cold water, not hot, then the child will be less likely to get burned. I probably put WAYYYY too much thought into my answer, but that’s just the first thing that came to mind.
Post # 13
Our friends have a faucet like this, cold is in the front.
Post # 14
@DaneLady: That’s a good point re: safety. Maybe that’s why Moen says cold should go in the front.
Post # 15
I say that front should be hot and back should be cold.
@daybyday: “My husband thinks that if you were to look at the control head-on (from the side), left/front is hot, as hot is always on the left in the States”
That was exactly my thinking.
Post # 16
@daybyday: I voted front hot… Because I thought about it the same way your husband explained it – left= front= hot… But the explanation about kids that a PP gave is a great argument for cold in the front