drilling faucet holes in..

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by tameria11, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. tameria11

    tameria11 New Member

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    The top side of the American Standard Caddet 5' whirlpool. I was hoping :confused: to have deck mount but not sure how to drill tub without the chance of cracking the tub, any info helpfull
    Thanks
    Dave (not the plumber guy)
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If the tub is acylic, you can use a hole saw.
    Most handles can use the 1 3/8" bit, the tub spout may need a smaller bit size.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    faucet

    Be sure that the point where you drill the holes is reinforced for mounting the faucet.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Another thing that doesn't hurt is to use some masking tape on the tub - it marks eaiser and helps to keep the drill center in place. In fact, you may want to drill a pilot hole prior to using the hole saw - still use the masking tape. It also can help to keep the edges from chipping.
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