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Old 01-04-05, 12:37 PM   #1
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The waters too cold. Do you:

Turn up the hot water, or turn down the cold water?

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Old 01-04-05, 12:43 PM   #2
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I prefer to not waste more water, so I turn down the cold.
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Old 01-04-05, 12:45 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-04-05, 12:46 PM   #4
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Wait, am I alone? Cuz if she's* under the water, I turn up the cold.

* now taking applications for a new she.
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Old 01-04-05, 12:50 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 01-04-05, 12:52 PM   #6
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Uh... Turn it up?

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Old 01-04-05, 12:57 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-04-05, 02:30 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 01-04-05, 02:36 PM   #10
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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...
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I only have one temperature control knob, so I suffer. Meh - it's only cold water.
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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.
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Old 01-04-05, 06:04 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 01-04-05, 06:07 PM   #14
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hahahahahahahahaha....this is my most useless post ever...but Catatonic...thats awesome.hahahaha

Humping the toilet lever.
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Old 01-05-05, 08:29 AM   #15
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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?
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Old 01-05-05, 08:57 AM   #16
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Depends on what it is hooked up to.
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Old 01-05-05, 10:46 AM   #17
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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.

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Old 01-06-05, 09:53 AM   #18
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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.

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add a little Scotch to it?

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

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If you're using hot water in the first place youre a wuss and deserve to be cold. ******** pansies...
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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!
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Old 01-07-05, 12:20 AM   #22
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I'm so ghlad yo started this thread, cause i trun ip th ehot water. My 90 year old building requires it.








































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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.

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Where can I get one and how do they work??????
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turn down the cold or get out
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