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I just installed a Tuscany Asti shower body. The hot and cold are reversed...the instruction booklet says, "the water supply can be modified to correct the orientation without changing the pipe locations". The cartridge and entire housing only SEEMS to go one way. I don't see how the cartridge can be turned 180 degrees...??????? Everything in this unit seems only to fit one way....? Is the booklet for another unit?

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My booklet says "remove the cap by hand, remove the eclip from the cartridge body with pliers, remove the stem ring from the cartridge body with pliers, reverse teh cartridge stem by turning 180deg. It is not necessary to remove the cartridge from the body. Make sure the flat side of the stem ring is on top and re-assemble in reverse order." or something to that effect.

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Water backs up to the shower when the internal dimension (ID) of the pipe between the valve and the spout is not large enough to handle the volume of water that is running through the valve. My guess is you used pex. You should have used galvanized or copper pipe. The ID of galvanized pipe is 5/8"; copper pipe is just over a 1/2" ID. This will fix the problem. If this pipe is no longer accessible, you may be able to fix this one other way, by limiting the volume of water that is supplied to the valve. Remove the handle and the escutcheon plate. Turn screw on each side of the valve clockwise until fully closed; this will shut the water off to the valve. Now, put the handle back on and turn the faucet on full mix; water should not be running. Now turn each screw 90 degrees; water will begin to flow. Wait 20 seconds to see if water backs up to the shower. If not, turn both screws another 90 degrees and wait 20 seconds again to see if it backs up to shower. Continue this until it backs up to the shower. When it backs up, close each screw equally until it stops backing up.

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