Bad faucet design 29 Oct 2005
62 comments Latest by Ed Fuller
When you look at it head on you see a little blue on the handle dome.
If you pull it towards you to get cold water (as you’d expect since you see blue)…
…you actually get hot water. See how the little blue and red have tiny little arrows that meet in the center? Sure, you can see it now because I tool the photo from the side, but when you are looking at this faucet head on all you see is blue towards you. You don’t see red at all, nor are you able to see that the colors are actually arrows pointing 90 degrees from their base.
So, to get cold water you actually push away…
So, yes, to get hot water you pull towards the blue and to get cold water you push towards the red. It’s all obvious after you burn yourself, of course.