Re: help
Posted by LonnythePlumber on April 27, 2003 at 23:48:45:
In response to Re: help
: The faucet's actual holes will always be smaller than the pipe running to the tub, unless the pipes are plastic.

: : this is how I found this message board because I bought a bargain American Standard whirlpool tub at Home Depot except the sales people want to sell me the "ONLY" faucet that will work for the tub for $200+ dollars. The tub doesn't even have pre-drilled holes on the deck and specifies not to drill your own.
: : Well I saw a bunch of faucets on Ebay and now totally confused. The GPM thing caught my attention. My tub holds 61 gallons full so if I get a 30 GPM faucet it should fill in 2 minutes, but what is the faucet holes are smaller than the pipe leading to the tub?
: : Plus there is a nightmare drain assembly.

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: : : i am a single mother trying to do my own plumbing.
: : : does a roman tub faucet have 3/4 inch fittings suitable for a whirlpool tub?
: : : does the 3/4 inch reduce to 1/2 inch?
: : : gpm ???
: : :

I always drill my holes for deck mounts.I've not seen instructions that say not to drill your own and don't know why it is said. You can use a wall mount faucet with an extended spout if compatible with your tub.
You do need an extended drain assembly. About $80.00 to $100.00. It is possible to make your own by adding a slip extension and an additional brass linkage from a toilet lift wire. However home mades tend to hang up. LonnythePlumber

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