turned around hot&cold

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by nan, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. nan

    nan New Member

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    so if i moved a water heater (temporary) to another space and hooked everything up then realized that i had the hot and cold water pipes swiched would it matter that much?? would it just run everything backwards?? this is just a temp move for a few days

    any advise?
    thanks nan
  2. Plumber2000

    Plumber2000 Plumber

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    If you like hot water to the toilet, hot water to ice maker if you have one, and all faucet reversed when turned on, then no it will not matter,
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    h&c

    It will have no effect on the icemaker, faucets, or anything else. You WILL run out of hot water sooner since you will just be using the lower third, or less, of the tank's hot water. Just criss/cross the connections if you used flexible connectors to install it.
  4. nan

    nan New Member

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    Thanks hj

    thanks for the helpful info hj :)
    nan
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