I don't understand the bathroom faucets in my apartment. In one bathroom, the hot water scalds almost immediately; you have to turn the hot water just a tiny little bit, and then the cold water at least halfway, if you want some temperature of water that won't melt the flesh off your hands. The faucet in my other bathroom hardly ever even gets warm. It takes so long to notice a change in temperature when you turn the faucet that I can only assume that the pipe goes from the water main to Antarctica and then directly to my faucet. Sigh.