Rusted lav needs replacement

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Terry, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Porcelain on steel lavs have a short life.
    Here is one that is rusting near the overflow, and should be replaced.

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    Here is the bottom of the lav.
    I prefer to use lavs made from china.
    No rusting on those, and they last a long time.
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Use a china bowl should fit right in.
  3. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    Yes We Can Agree On Something I Always Tried To Replace With China When It Would Fit. In Same Hole As Old :d


    Jerrymac
  4. Fubar411

    Fubar411 New Member

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    I'm sure that sink is FROM China.
  5. Herk

    Herk Plumber

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    I always swap out steel with china basins. Of course, there's always the off-chance that someone will drop a glass bottle in and break them.

    But they don't chip from tightening up the clamps. (No clamps!) And they usually look a lot better. Some years back, they seemed to drop in price, too, so they're just about as affordable as the tin jobbies.

    I installed this china basin in my home over 30 years ago, and last winter I re-installed it, including the original Peerless faucet, into a new cabinet:

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