Faucet hack

Faucet hack

Steve Donnelly writes:

Just a little something I whipped up to solve the age-old problem of separate hot and cold water taps in a rented apartment where you can’t start replacing the plumbing. Cheap and works well.

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14 thoughts on “Faucet hack

  1. fophillips says:

    I can’t say I have ever thought of this as a problem…

    1. zof says:

      Then again you have never had a sink with separate water faucets for hot and cold, not common at all but with such a set up you have your choice of really hot water or really cold water no where in between. Me I would have replaced the plumbing or made the land lord replace it as I do believe there should be building codes on having an adjustable faucet. Quick hack none the less.

  2. salman says:

    I’ve used these..really bad when trying to take a shower and the shower head is broken, try mixing hot and cold water from the spigot..ouch!!!

  3. hahahut says:

    I have the same problem in my bathroom. Don’t really think my landlord would go through all the trouble to replace it. So never asked either. So this is a nice and quick fix!

  4. nottingham says:

    does the water mix properly though? and where can we get one if it does!

  5. Joice says:

    Hi there, how did u build it? Could i buy something similar?
    I have the same prob in my flat and it’s a pain in the winter not to have warm water, just stone cold or flipping hot…

  6. Maheen says:

    Any idea how i can contact this Steve Donelly? Can’t find him on facebook!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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