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Old 12-05-2020, 02:35 PM   #21
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You said your shower valves turn opposite what you thought they should! Where does your shower hose screw on ,Top or Bottom of fixture? If installed properly should be on the bottom! Youroo!!
Won't matter if he turns the fixture the other direction, one valve will still turn opposite the other which is what the OP said confused them.

The OP isn't the first to be confused on how the valves turn since many home fixtures have the valves both rotate the same direction to open and close.

R/Vs often have each valve rotating in different directions to open and close.
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Old 12-05-2020, 02:37 PM   #22
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You said your shower valves turn opposite what you thought they should! Where does your shower hose screw on ,Top or Bottom of fixture? If installed properly should be on the bottom! Youroo!!
Almost every two-handle RV shower faucet with round knobs turns opposite of how it should on the cold side for some reason. With all faucets, round knobs should always turn right (clockwise) to turn off. Faucets with levers and cross handles turn opposite to each other — the hot turns off right (clockwise) and the cold turns off left (counterclockwise). That’s just the way it’s supposed to be. If a particular faucet requires a hot stem and a cold stem (two different types of stems), it’s because that faucet is supposed to be a lever-handle or cross-handle faucet. If a faucet has round knobs, it is supposed to use two hot stems — one on the hot side and one on the cold side. Some brands of faucets have stems/cartridges that are reversible and can be flipped 180 degrees to change the direction they turn on and off. Some don’t. Most of the shower faucets I have seen in RVs do not have stems/cartridges that can be flipped, so if you want to correct the direction of the cold side of these faucets, you need to buy another hot side stem and put it in the cold side. This way, it will turn off the way you are used to — right (clockwise) to turn it off.

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Old 12-05-2020, 02:49 PM   #23
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Almost every two-handle RV shower faucet with round knobs turns opposite of how it should on the cold side for some reason. With all faucets, round knobs should always turn right (clockwise) to turn off. Faucets with levers and cross handles turn opposite to each other — the hot turns off right (clockwise) and the cold turns off left (counterclockwise). That’s just the way it’s supposed to be. If a particular faucet requires a hot stem and a cold stem (two different types of stems), it’s because that faucet is supposed to be a lever-handle or cross-handle faucet. If a faucet has round knobs, it is supposed to use two hot stems — one on the hot side and one on the cold side. Some brands of faucets have stems/cartridges that are reversible and can be flipped 180 degrees to change the direction they turn on and off. Some don’t. Most of the shower faucets I have seen in RVs do not have stems/cartridges that can be flipped, so if you want to correct the direction of the cold side of these faucets, you need to buy another hot side stem and put it in the cold side. This way, it will turn off the way you are used to — right (clockwise) to turn it off.

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If you had to go through tha much trouble you might just as well get a single lever shower faucet and make your life way easier. Dura-faucet on amazon for instance
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:55 PM   #24
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After much sleuthing and trouble shooting the answer is clear.
If everyone sends me $5 I’ll reveal the answer....

Kidding.

Ok, it took one idiot (that would be me) one showermiser valve, and one open shower valve to “vanish” the antifreeze into the fresh water tank.
Turns out one of the shower valves rotates in the opposite direction than i think it should so the valve was open. The showermiser valve was bypassing into the FW tank and presto, antifreeze gone.

Redid the job today and it took 1.5 gallons to fill all the lines, filter casing, and get antifreeze to all the taps.

Interesting suggestion that the water filter would “scrub” the color out of the antifreeze. Could be legit, the liquid draining from the FW tank today was clear but smelled like antifreeze. I did soak the filter element during the first attempt the other night.

Learning curve steep on this one. Thanks for suggestions, this forum is very helpful!



Thanks for the reply. By the way I sent you an email with the $5.00 bill. You should receive it shortly. I hope you printer has the correct color of green. ;^)

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Thanks for the input by Posts # 21 & 22 but I ask the OP a Question that He did NOT answer! Would it be OK if HE answered my question Himself? Trying to find out if his shower hose comes out the Top or Bottom! Youroo!!
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:24 PM   #26
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After much sleuthing and trouble shooting the answer is clear.
If everyone sends me $5 I’ll reveal the answer....

Kidding.

Ok, it took one idiot (that would be me) one showermiser valve, and one open shower valve to “vanish” the antifreeze into the fresh water tank.
Turns out one of the shower valves rotates in the opposite direction than i think it should so the valve was open. The showermiser valve was bypassing into the FW tank and presto, antifreeze gone.

Redid the job today and it took 1.5 gallons to fill all the lines, filter casing, and get antifreeze to all the taps.

Interesting suggestion that the water filter would “scrub” the color out of the antifreeze. Could be legit, the liquid draining from the FW tank today was clear but smelled like antifreeze. I did soak the filter element during the first attempt the other night.

Learning curve steep on this one. Thanks for suggestions, this forum is very helpful!

Glad to hear you got it all solved.
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