Hot/Cold Mix-up

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      Anonymous

      Recently a contractor, who is remodeling our bathroom, installed a new American Standard valve in the bathtub, but has not yet hooked it up to the filler spout. He shut off the water at the main for about an hour until he completed the installation. Ever since we have had hot water coming out of cold and vice versa throughout the house. After any of the faucets run for a minute they seem to right themselves, yet the only way to get really hot water from the showers is to run hot water in the sink in the same bathroom. Is there a simple fix for this? I tried turning on every faucet in the house to hot only at the same time, but that did not work.

    • #289306

      Call the “contractor” back and ask to see his Master Plumbers license

      Sounds like a heck of a cross connection between the H&C lines

    • #289307

      Call the contractor back to fix. Hold all payment until repaired. Follow Sylvan’s advice.

    • #289308

      If he has not connected it to the filler spout yet, is the pipe capped? If so, then the valve may be in the on position creating the cross connection.

    • #289309

      Fourth Year, you are dead on accurate. The pipe was capped and the valve was in the on position. Valve is now closed and all is well. Thanks!!

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      Originally posted by fourth year:
      If he has not connected it to the filler spout yet, is the pipe capped? If so, then the valve may be in the on position creating the cross connection.


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