Asked by: Lona Knopfle
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th March, 2020

What happens when you install a shower valve upside down?

Installing it upside down with a diverter spout would mean the shower always flowed water even if the diverter was not operated. Reversing the cartridge just interchanges the hot and cold sides. You have to rotate the valve body to reorient the diverter/shower head functions.

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Similarly, can a mixing valve be installed upside down?

The thermostatic mixing valve can be installed in any position i.e. upside down or sideways.

Also Know, can you flip a Delta cartridge? A Delta means you need to shut off the water and flip the cartridge 180 degrees.

Just so, how do you reverse a hot and cold shower?

How to Fix a Shower With the Hot and Cold Water Reversed

  1. Turn the water off at the main.
  2. Unscrew the faucet using a small Allen wrench (a small standard screwdriver will also work).
  3. Unscrew the cartridge screws with a Phillips screwdriver and set them aside.
  4. Take off the hot limit stops on the cartridge and change the setting 180 degrees.

Are shower mixing valves universal?

First, you absolutely CANNOT mix manufacturers on trim and rough-in valves. In fact, even within one manufacturer, they have many valves and the trims are not interchangeable. Shower sets are not always sold as separate trim and rough.

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