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Why does the water from your cold faucet not get cold?

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Answered 2008-07-02 23:48:41

It depends on where it's coming from.

There is no cooling system connected to most cold water taps, so the temperature never drops below that of the source.

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The cold water should always be on the right side when in the tub facing the faucet. Thanks for pointing out the typo

Yes. If you can attach a y to your cold water line, split it and run cold into both cold and hot Hopkins on the faucet.Yes , by blocking off the supply to the H/W side of the faucet and only connecting the C/W UNLESS it is a temperature or pressure balance type.

If water is only drawn from the cold faucet, then no, the water heater is not involved. However, if water is drawn from the hot faucet- even for a few seconds- hot water IS withdrawn from the heater, and fresh cold water drawn in to be heated- even if the hot water did not make it all the way through the pipe to the faucet- and the water heater will work to heat that fresh cold water.

true, the water is going to get hot either if you use cold or hot water You did not answer my question of if it was "true" or a "myth" that the water had to be from the cold water faucet. From what you did respond to it sounds as if the question I generated means it is a myth that the water "has" to be from the cold water facuet.

Kitchen faucet? If so, the sprayer attaches to the underside of the faucet in the middle.

Yes, it can also cross through a two handled faucet. Both the hot and cold sides of the faucet must be on and the flow of water must be stopped or greatly reduced on the outlet side of the faucet. This can occur when a hose with a spray nozzle is attached to a laundry tub faucet with the faucet on and the spray nozzle off, or when a shower faucet is on but the shower spray head is off. When another cold water outlet in the system is turned on then the pressure on the cold side of the laundry tub or shower faucet in question could be lowered below the pressure on the hot side and hot water can flow into the cold water side. There are faucets which have integral check valves which prevent this from occurring. WWW.WOODBRIDGEPLUMBING.COM

because there no backflow perventer on laves and toilets

Because hot water is still in the pipes from when you turned on the hot water, and when you turned on the cold faucet it had to let out the hot water first. This means you have a single-pipe sink. Double-pipe sinks have a pipe for hot and a pipe for cold and it blends them as it turns on.

I'm no plumber, but I would imagine that (if the hot faucet is giving you cold water) that the hot and cold pipes leading into the bathroom have been somehow switched.

If you are not living in the desert where the cold water is hot during the summer, check to see if perhaps the plumbing is backwards: is the hot water faucet giving cold water? I once had hot water in my toilets.

Remove the handle, turn off the water with a wrench and reatache the handle in the correct position. Good Luck

The faucet is either broken and the inside parts are not turning with the handle or there is a blockage in the supply line.

Burn your tongue and throat is about the only issue. Hot faucet water is no different than cold water you heat on the stove or drink in your coffee.

You have a cross connection on a faucet somewhere in the house. That means the hot is overriding the cold because of a malfunctioning faucet. Usually happens at the tub/shower diverter if it is a single handle.

Odds are that the cold water lines to the faucet you are trying to use are shut off but the hot water lines coming from the water heater are not. That is why you have hot water but no cold water.

Synonym: You look like a butterfly.Antonym: The faucet on the right is for hotwater, while the faucet on the left is for coldwater.

A faucet is the metal thing where the water comes out. The faucet is usually mounted on top of the kitchen sink, near the back wall. It most commonly either has a handle for opening and closing the vent and selecting the water temperature, or two wheels, one each side of the faucet -one for cold water and one for hot water. There are also faucets with movement detectors to make the water pour without having to touch the faucet with your hands. The Kitchen Faucet is the faucet located in the kitchen.

The water pipes are full of cold water. All that cold water has to be flushed from the pipes before the hot water from the tank reaches your faucet.

Water from a faucet is water from your city water system.

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I just brought a Glacier Bay pull down ceramic kitchen faucet Model 896408. After installing it, the cold water wasn't coming out of the faucet. It turned out the problem was the coldwater supply line inside the faucet was bent & twisted. As a result, when the body of the faucet was attached, it had to be turned just a little to position it correctly, this tighted and choked the water supply line even more- which meant "no cold water." Waiting on replacement line from Glacier Bay, which, I am certain, will correct the problem.

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