Replace 1950's faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by TonyBagadonutz, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. TonyBagadonutz

    TonyBagadonutz Electrician

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    Here is a 1950's American Standard bathroom sink, the faucet (on the hot side, of course :mad: ) leaks - and the angle stop doesn't close all the way.

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    The faucets are 6" OC.

    I need a temporary fix - this bath is the only one active as I am STILL working on the other bath.
    Which would be the most cost effective way to go:

    1- Replace the faucets, if anyone knows where I can get them. The supplyhouse doesn't have them, it was suggested I try Sears - sears.com did not have them.

    2- Replace the whole sink with a low budget cabinet, sink and faucets.

    3- Move. The whole family, we just up and move.

    These are the choices as I see them....any thoughts?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Any halfway decent hardware or plumbing parts store will have the seat and faucet washer that you need. At the worst you might need a stem, but not likely, which should also be fairly easy to find or order as long as you take the old one with you.
  3. TonyBagadonutz

    TonyBagadonutz Electrician

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    Are you saying that NJ has no "decent hardware or plumbing parts store" :rolleyes:


    :D :) :D
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Perhaps you asked for a complete faucet rather than repair parts. These look to be pretty standard, albeit old, fixtures so most hardware stores should have repair parts.
  5. be careful on that old stuff

    its best to try to make a repair on
    that faucet and leave it alone

    I never touch that brand very much anymore except to
    occasionally make temp reapirs to one or tear it out and install
    a normal china lavatory with a Delta faucet


    I would NEVER ever attempt to change out that faucet
    because no one makes a decent replacement faucet that
    wil last very long time, all you will find is junk made
    in Tiawan ect....

    and its
    a pretty rough job to do without takeing it completely off the wall


    and if you are takeing it off the wall anyway,
    I suggest you juust opt to
    install a new wall hung style china lavatory with a ADA high back
    on it to cover the old spots on the tile wall and new facuet...

    It wont cost you all that much more
    you wil be waaaayyyyy ahead of the game
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2005
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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