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Faucet handle turns wrong way

Installed new moen wide faucet. cold water handle turns correctly clockwise. hot water handle also turns clockwise when it should turn counter clockwise. How to fix?

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You bought two cold water faucets. The threads are reverse on the hot water faucet. Exchange the wrong one at the store you bought it from.

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A Moentrol valve is that should have been iinstalled in order to have greater control on temp and pressure.
Moentrols work but turning the valve clockwise for cole and counter clockwise for hot and pulling out on the valve for the water to come on.
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