plumbing brands compatible with newport brass plumbing threads

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by kcamp, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. kcamp

    kcamp New Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    i am remodeling a shower. the faucets are 18 year old newport. i don't want to do demo on tile. i just want to easily replace faucets and not buy newport brass cause it is so expensive. any ideas?
  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seattle. WA
    You're dreaming. There is little to no interchangeability among different makes of plumbing fixtures. If you can open the wall on the non-tile side, it "might" be
    possible to install different valves/faucets without disturbing the tile.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    SOMETIMES, an upscale brand, such as Newport, uses the parts from a mainline company, such as Central or Pfister, as its base. In those cases, you can use parts from the original manufacturer to redo it. But, you have to do due diligence and determine whether the base is proprietary or not.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Many (most?) companies make their internal parts such that they specifically aren't interchangeable with other companies stuff thus forcing you to buy directly from them. The only thing (usually) guaranteed to be universal is the end connection to the supply so you can hook it up and that may even be a proprietary adapter.
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