Which Pipe is the Cold / Hot Connection?

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Old 12-01-14, 01:57 PM
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Which Pipe is the Cold / Hot Connection?

I removed my kitchen sink faucet because I change counters but now to re install I don't know which is the cold / hot water connection. The only indication is that one pipe is longer that the other.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 02:17 PM
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Normal is hot on left and cold on right. Have seen this wrong many times.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 04:30 PM
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Thanks pugsi I know that, the problem with mine is that the faucet has 2 parts, the spout and the handle. The 2 pipes are in the handle and when I have the handle facing me (thats the OFF position) I have 1 pipe (the sort one) in front and the other pipe (the long one) behind. Therefore the hot / cold been on the left / right is not applicable here. I guess for the pipes to be one longer than the other it may mean something.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 04:56 PM
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I think you mean the integrated hoses from the faucet valve, not pipes.
Manufacturers have different means of marking which line is hot and cold.

Delta will have the washers inside compression nuts colored blue and red. Red is hot.
Kohler will have a sticker on one of the lines marked cold or hot.

If the lines are braided, the hot may have red striping going all the way up the hose.

These are not hard and fast rules, just trying to give you an idea of what to look for.
 
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If Handyone's suggestions don't help then just hook it up and try it. Worst case is that you will have to disconnect and swap the hoses.
 
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Furd is right, again.
If your valve is a single handle facing towards you, left is hot, right is cold.
If incorrect, reverse the lines.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 06:24 PM
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You are right Brian, they are the integrated copper pipes, one is 9” long and the other 11” and the faucet is Delta but there are no markings of any kind to indicate hot/cold.

I guess I will have to take a chance and connect and if they are wrong than just switch as you suggested

Thank you all
 
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Delta normally has blue and red plugs in the end of the supply hoses. Here is an off the wall check. Open the faucet to the cold position. Blow air through the supply hoses. One hose should let the air through. That would then be the cold hose.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 08:44 PM
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Hey Woody, thats pretty smart and it worked

Much appreciated
 
 

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