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This is likely to be caused by the mobilisation of iron and manganese deposits from your local drinking water distribution system.

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On which side of a bath is the cold water faucet?

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

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Do you use the water heater when you use just cold water?

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Is it true or a myth that you have to use the cold water faucet to pour water into a pot to boil?

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.

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Can hot water bleed into the cold water line through a sing handle shower body?

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When using hot water it goes cold when a cold water faucet is open?

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Why would hot water be coming out of the cold faucet and a toilet when other bathrooms are unaffected?

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Why isn't cold water running from a previously frozen pipe when hot water is running from that faucet?

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How long does it take for a normal water faucet to get cold water?

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

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Hwhy do i get hot water but no water when turned to cold?

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