can i close tub mount holes

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  1. davidyaacov

    davidyaacov New Member

    May 27, 2009
    can i close tub mount holes in order to instal a wall mount shower sistem
    now there is an old foucet wich i would like to cancel can i close the 2 holes after removal with something ?
    please help me fast since i am in the middel of tilling the bathroom.
    the tub is iron cast
    Last edited: May 27, 2009
  2. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

    Dec 2, 2005
    Plumbing Designer
    SW Florida
    My brother found 1-3/8" "plates" to close off two holes on his cast iron sink. He found it at one of the big box stores. Something like that may work for you.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You need to retain the overflow and obviously the drain. Any other holes could be sealed. Finding a plate that fit and looked good might be a problem. With today's codes, you cannot have the tub filler spout below the rim, so there'd be no good reason to have holes other than drain and overflow.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    I would assume he means the holes in the wall where the old faucet handles came through the tile.
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