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I bought a Danco 3H-10H/C, Hot/Cold stem. The problem is, it seems to be setup for hot (clockwise closes the valve, counter clockwise closes it). Is it reversable? Or is it not really a hot/cold valve...

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  • Jack Jun 13, 2012

    Thank you. I have had the same stem for about a year on the cold side. It was backwards. Today, the hot side malfunctioned. I put the cold stem on the hot side and it worked in the right direction. I bought the 3h10chc and installed it. It was again backwards. I tried the BillyBob77 solution and it worked perfectly.

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One of two things has happened. I'm assuming you only get hot water when you open the valve and that this is for a single handle control shower fixture. If so either this is the wrong valve for your shower control or it is installed backwards. Sometimes the valve can be installed at either 180 degree angles. See if it can be installed any other way. If so this may solve the problem.

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  • mendelandrhy Oct 25, 2010

    This didn't work for me (same problem, need the 3C-10HC but on the cold side instead of the hot side of the sink). Does anyone know the part number? (It would be 3C-10C, I guess, but they don't make it). The guy at Home Depot said I need to order it from Price Pfister, but assuming I found the correct part, it said it was not currently available.

  • BillyBob77 Jan 17, 2011

    The valve stem can be reversed for CW or HW (RH or LH) action. Rotate the valve and notice which way it operates....say clockwise to open. Slide out the plastic retainer clip (if hard to grab the clip, you can use a pen or something to put in the slot to remove it). Note the aluminum stop ring has a flat on it. Slip it off and flip it over, reassembling the flat to the flat part on the stem. Reinstall the retainer clip. Since the flat is 45 degrees from the stop, this makes the stop 90 degrees off now. Rotate valve again and note that the stem is now reversed...say clockwise now closes valve.

  • acooke241 Sep 11, 2011

    Brilliant! This worked perfectly!

  • Donnie Lisk Nov 16, 2013

    BillyBob77 is a genius!

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