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  • by grue (3423) on 2003.04.02 18:59 (#18709)
    I think we seem to have more of a standard in Aus - hot is on the left (or top) and cold on the right (or bottom) Okay so there are the occasional dodgy home plumbers around but I'd say it's pretty standard in public places. There are also laws about how hot the hot water is so you're unlikely to burn yourself - kids are equally at risk. You can also get braille taps and a lot of lifts I've seen lately have braille.
    I found it a little disconcerting in Amsterdam and Nodnol to find the taps either the opposite way or randomly placed. But then your water flows around the wrong way over there anyhow. :-P
    • In the southern and western United States, hot is usually on the left. Times when it is not appears to be when someone who didn't know any better installed them.

      Another pet peeve of mine is when they install the knobs to turn the wrong direction. Counter clockwise should be on, clockwise off. Or maybe it's "turn the top outward." I forget. But I can tell when it's wrong. :)

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      • Spinward and antispinward, clearly.

        I always remember "left loosy, righty tighty", but then I also have to remember that it is refering to the top of the tap.

      • Hot is left in northeast US as well, as far as I can tell, and here in DC (whatever region that counts as). There must be some sort of standard for it. And off is counterclockwise for the right knob but clockwise for the left.

        At YAPC in Montreal I saw knobs marked "C" for both hot and cold (but not on the same sink). I guess you're supposed to check whether the other knob says "H" or "F".
        • At YAPC in Montreal I saw knobs marked "C" for both hot and cold (but not on the same sink). I guess you're supposed to check whether the other knob says "H" or "F".

          That's so unpatriotic [perl.org].

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