How can I replace this tub faucet?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by KathrynC, May 21, 2008.

  1. KathrynC

    KathrynC New Member

    Messages:
    1
    How can we replace this ancient tub faucet? Our handyman is not familiar with this unit to do a replacement. Does anyone know where we might find a faucet like this (it is 6 inches on center)? It's located in a rental and we plan on doing a remodel within the next few years, meaning we'd like to replace this without removing/replacing the tub surround. If this is an irreplaceable part we are open to other ideas. Is there a plate cover that can be purchased to cover where the handles are and keep the tub faucet in place? Then we can install a new shower valve/handle up further. Also, we do have access to the plumbing behind the wall.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    KathrynC

    Attached Files:

  2. Lancaster

    Lancaster New Member

    Messages:
    164
    I have seen this type of faucet, used mostly in trailers,but the modern ones are normally 4 or 8 inch centers.I would start by contacting trailer supply houses see if they might know if they can still be gotten in 6 inch.If not,an 8 inch one could be used to replace it,with the appropriate plumbing adjustments and modifying the hole(s) in the wall.
    There is no cover such as you seek.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    San Diego
    I have found these in a supply house, but it has been several years. It may be repairable.....washers and seats might stop the leak
Similar Threads: replace faucet
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog American Standard Shower Faucet ID / sleeve replacement. Thursday at 10:48 AM
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Delta Lahara Roman Tub Faucet Installation ( faucet replacement ) May 1, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Help me take a shower! Can you name this faucet/cartridge which needs replacement? Nov 23, 2013
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Bathtub Faucet Replacement Nov 2, 2013
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog How to replace a clawfoot tub faucet and waste and overflow Oct 18, 2013

Share This Page