Kitchen Tap - Hot vs Cold
Bit of a strange question here...
I have a new Peerless single handle tap for my kitchen and I hooked it up using the installation instructions from Peerless (ie. the hot water line is the short pipe).
When I use the new faucet it seems to me the hot and cold are reversed - ie. when you pull the handle (mounted on the right side of the up-right tap body) forward towards the sink you get hot water and when you push the handle backwards away from the sink you get cold water.
This seems (I think) to be opposite to the usual convention - ie cold water when pulling forward and hot when pushing the lever back)...
To fix this I can obviously reverse the hot and cold feed lines under the sink - which w/b easy to do.
But - and this is where my question comes in - it is curious how the handle works...
When you move the handle forward it travels only about 30 degrees , whereas when you move the handle backwards it goes about 45 degrees of rotation.
So I wonder if this a normal/usual design consideration to provide a bit more 'control' of the water flow for the hot or cold??
I would logically think that there s/b a bit more lever control for the cold water since it is used most often - or is my logic faulty here...?
Assuming my thinking is valid then reversing the cold/hot water feeds will mean a) cold water is turned on by pulling the handle forward (which is what I want) but b) there w/b only 30 degrees of cold control (versus 45 degrees of rotation control for the hot).
Can some one help me get my head around this - not a huge issue- but I'm frustrated with it...
Many thanks and regards, Glen
P.S. I guess I wouldn't be having this issue/question if Peerless manufactured the tap to move the same amount for forward vs backwards rotation... - so I'm wondering why they don't do that... - or is there a good reason for the different degrees of rotation?
P.P.S. I'm also wondering if maybe my basic problem (and fix) is that perhaps the cartridge was put in backwards???