clockwise or anti-clockwise to open and shut taps


Postby vinnpatel » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:03 pm

Help needed.
This sounds like a silly question and I only stumbled on this quirk when I replaced the tap head gear for the Kitchen sink. The tap has one spout with a hot and cold supply taps. I replaced the hot and cold tap head gear. The quirk is (or may not be) the cold water is turned on by turning the tap clockwise and the hot water by turning anti clockwise. The old head gear had the cold and hot water turned on by turning the tap anticlockwise and shut the water off by turning the tap clockwise.
What is the standard if any? also if my replacement set up is wrong what can I do to fix it?
I hope I have made sense in describing the problem/quirk.
Many thanks
Vinny
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Postby simpleton » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:30 pm

taps and fittings are normally clockwise/off anti clockwise/on
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Postby vinnpatel » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:43 am

Many thanks now that I know the standard. So I guess I need to replace the cold water tap head and presumably ask specifically for a cold water tap head replacement instead of just a tap head replacement.
Is my guess correct?
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Postby simpleton » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:43 pm

Are they quarter turn ceramic disc taps?, if so then you just need to change the handing so that they both turn off/on the same way. If they are conventional taps then I cannot see how they are both different, as far as I know all tap headgears turn on/off the same way
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Postby vinnpatel » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:56 am

Sorry for the late reply. Yes they are quarter turn ceramic disc taps.
What does change the handing mean and how do you do it?
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