Replacing faucets on 1940's sink

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  1. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    we would need a picture of the sink, because your difficulty is NOT normal for any sink of this type.
  2. californialife

    californialife New Member

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    Thank you for responding. Here are some photos:
    100MEDIA_IMAG0268.jpg 100MEDIA_IMAG0271.jpg 100MEDIA_IMAG0273.jpg

    As you can see, the faucet hole is set fairly far back and behind the valves.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That particular faucet is a PricePfister wide spread, but you said it had "clear crystal handles". If this is the faucet you were referring to in the original posting, the valves a NOT 'shot' and are easy to repair to"like new" condition.

    The faucet "hole" should be the same distance as the other two, because that is the way they made sinks back then. At that time the faucets did NOT have "hoses" so all three openings HAD to be exactly in a line. But even if it is offset because of the drain overflow, your "problem" is that the spout has "overhang" at the rear. Not many new faucets use that design so you have the choice of many new ones, including all current Pfister faucets.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
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