Leaking widespread American Standard bathrrom sink faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by l2s2, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. l2s2

    l2s2 New Member

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    I have two sets of American Standard widespread bathroom sink faucets that leak. To conserve water, I want to fix the leak, but I admit that I am a newbie to bathroom plumbing tasks. My house was built in 1943 and I believe the bathroom fixtures are original. I did a few searches on this forum and a few Google/YouTube searches, but I couldn't find anything on point. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    A picture would be nice.
    800 pixels or less can be attached.
  3. Doherty Plumbing

    Doherty Plumbing Journeyman & Gas Fitter

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    I don't know what your financial situation is like but if they are 57 year old faucets you might just want to think about replacing them....
  4. asktom

    asktom Member

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    In 1943 American Standard actually made a decent faucet. Post a picture, it is probably just a matter of a washer and a seat.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    At that time, the faucet could have had an integral spout on the sink.
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