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Which convention do you prefer for pulldown faucet temperature?

Christopher Sosa
2 months ago

I was wondering, which convention for temperature do you prefer for pulldown kitchen faucets, back-hot and forward-cold, or the opposite? Moen and Kohler usually follow the former, while Delta usually follows the latter, although it depends on which way the installer hooked up the supply lines. I was surprised to learn there was no universal convention.

I prefer the former. We usually like to keep our kitchen faucet on hot, and it just seems cleaner to have the handle vertical in the hot position.

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