Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    Traffic shark
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
    Posts
    4,612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    Last edited by SD Fixed; 01-04-05 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Poll buttons didn't work.
    Regards,
    William
    For the SD Crowd

    sdbikecommuter.com

    View from the handle bars:
    sdcyclist.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    seeking simple
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Yes!
    Posts
    1,030
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I prefer to not waste more water, so I turn down the cold.

  3. #3
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    wait 5 seconds until the neighbors toilet is finished flushing...ah, the joys of nyc apartment living.

  4. #4
    Senior Member LordOpie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
    Posts
    3,698
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wait, am I alone? Cuz if she's* under the water, I turn up the cold.

    * now taking applications for a new she.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    The Alta Loma area of Rancho Cucamonga. About 45 miles east of Los Angeles, California. Uphill, downhill and across hill riding; not too level!
    Posts
    1,329
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Usually the water is just fine when I get in the shower. Sometimes, though, the water becomes cold when I am in the shower. In that case I am usually screaming at my kids to shut off whatever faucet they are running. A cold, dripping wet, big, screaming mom wrapped in a too-small towel is a scary thing to confront. The kids snap to when I scream from the shower!
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

  6. #6
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Both.

  7. #7
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Uh... Turn it up?
    Last edited by XzEn54321; 01-04-05 at 12:02 PM.
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  8. #8
    Belt drive! vtjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont
    My Bikes
    2011 Trek Soho DLX
    Posts
    2,614
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Three words, friend: "Thermostatic Control Valve."

    Got two installed in our bathroom renovation last year. One knob is a thermostat. The other turns the water on and off. Set the thermostat. Water temp never changes. Toilet flush? No problem. Sink? Who cares. Dishwasher? Washing machine? Don't care.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 7D
    Posts
    3,398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    If this is the kind of water that is in the shower, I turn up the hot because there is only one control knob.
    However, if this is the water in "the incredible clarity in the fuzziness of water" I have no idea except to say I enjoyed reading it.
    Last edited by scottogo; 01-04-05 at 01:44 PM.

  10. #10
    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sci-Fi Wasabi
    My Bikes
    I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
    Posts
    5,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have such lousy pressure that I always have to have the hot on all the way. When it goes cold (usually right when I apply the shampoo) it's freezing, so I end up avoiding the water until it's hot again...

  11. #11
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only have one temperature control knob, so I suffer. Meh - it's only cold water.
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    3,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My parents thought it would be a good idea to keep the hot water temperature down below 120 degrees becuase above that, scalding can result. now that all of us kids are above the age of 16, and smart enough not to turn water on so that its scalding, my parents still refuse to reset the water heater. so, generally while taking a shower, I have it on full hot, and adjust the cold know to my liking.

    at school however, I just have one of those twisty knobs, twist clickwise to get more hot, counter-clockwise for colder.

  13. #13
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    turn down teh cold, then start humping the toilet lever until I had enough hot water.

  14. #14
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hahahahahahahahaha....this is my most useless post ever...but Catatonic...thats awesome.hahahaha

    Humping the toilet lever.

  15. #15
    Desert tortise lsits's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Riverside, California
    My Bikes
    Ibex Corrida LT 4.4 (2003), 2006 Bianchi Vigorelli (Red)
    Posts
    884
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    That's a rather personal question, isn't it?
    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. - Bob Seger

  16. #16
    Recovering Retro-grouch CRUM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Some call it God's country. I call it Acton, Maine
    My Bikes
    Too Many - 7 or 8
    Posts
    5,008
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on what it is hooked up to.
    Keep it 'tween the ditches

    My Blog - Lost in the Bo Zone

  17. #17
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    turn down teh cold, then start humping the toilet lever until I had enough hot water.
    my showers don't usually involve humping toilet parts...but, hey, i'm not one to judge. whatever floats your boat, man.
    Last edited by timmhaan; 01-05-05 at 11:25 AM.

  18. #18
    Victoria's secret MsVicki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    east Texas
    Posts
    1,255
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    The waters too cold. Do you:

    Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?
    I don't take showers. But if the water is too cold in my bubblebaths, I turn up the hot water.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  19. #19
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,634
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    add a little Scotch to it?

    and depending on how much, the cold water isn't
    really a problem now, is it?

    Marty
    Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  20. #20
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're using hot water in the first place youre a wuss and deserve to be cold. ******** pansies...

  21. #21
    Bow$$ dustinlikewhat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Bodymore, Murderland
    My Bikes
    Surly Instigator '02, Schwinn Traveler fixed conversion, '02 Fuji Track
    Posts
    2,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim
    Three words, friend: "Thermostatic Control Valve."

    Got two installed in our bathroom renovation last year. One knob is a thermostat. The other turns the water on and off. Set the thermostat. Water temp never changes. Toilet flush? No problem. Sink? Who cares. Dishwasher? Washing machine? Don't care.
    woah, I need one, is it digital? electrical at all? any sort of comunications port? if it is electrical, is there a battery backup, and if the power goes out does it shut both valves or open both?

    ok I think I just need to find the website, cause I'm super into this thing!

  22. #22
    Disgruntled Planner bpohl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Downtown Indianapolis
    My Bikes
    Hybrid-Trek 7500 FX, Road- Trek 2300
    Posts
    883
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm so ghlad yo started this thread, cause i trun ip th ehot water. My 90 year old building requires it.








































    Byche!!!
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

  23. #23
    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    5,777
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just one knob here too. A bit like in the attached picture. Sadly, no electrical parts in it, no http server, no nothing. Just a faucet.

    Humping the toilet lever? Now I've heard it all.

    --J
    To err is human. To moo is bovine.

    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


    Become a Registered Member in Bike Forums
    Community guidelines

  24. #24
    Sport Class Racer GT_ATB32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Northern Kentucky
    My Bikes
    2003 Leader Bike LD 515 <----race bike, 1991 Cannondale SR 400, Haro Escape 8.3(dead, will revive to ride urban on),2003 Ironhorse Hollowpoint Expert, Random Frames and BMX stuff
    Posts
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim
    Thermostatic Control Valve
    Where can I get one and how do they work??????
    www.tempesteffect.com 2005 tread and sole point seires yeah baby!
    Update: the race seires has been canceled *sighs* I'm gonna cry

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Specialized hardrock '04
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    turn down the cold or get out

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •