roman tub filler in acrylic tub?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by luv2jam, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. luv2jam

    luv2jam New Member

    Jul 24, 2012
    nor. cal
    my plumber questions the longevity and integrity of a deck mounted roman tub filler with a hand held faucet (Grohe 3 holes total) in an acrylic tub. The tub is a neptune wind

    here is the link to the tub:
    GROHE 32 232 000 Essence Roman Tub Filler with Personal Hand Shower, Chrome

    Here is the link to the faucet:

    he is suggesting a wall filler instead. Are his concerns valid?

    Thanks in advance for your answers!
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 16, 2014
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    From a repair point of view, he's right.
    A faucet installed on a deck is pretty easy to repair and maintain. Replacement of the hose is another matter.
    A wall mount hose attachment is forever in plain sight. If you had an access panel for a repair down the line, then it wouldn't matter, but that tub looks pretty closed in. However, I've seen plenty of these installed on decks. I don't so much mind installing them, they should last years. Going back to service the hose? Yeow!
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. luv2jam

    luv2jam New Member

    Jul 24, 2012
    nor. cal
    Thank you Terry for the quick reply! So I talked with my contractor and we decided to put in an access door based on your input. Thanks!
Similar Threads: roman filler
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Roman tub filler trims for Kohler K-300-K rough-in? May 21, 2015
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Maax Ella Sleek - No Roman Deck Filler Will Fit? Aug 21, 2013
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog roman tub filler is only 2.5 gpm... Jul 30, 2005
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Pressure balance on roman filler with hand shower? Feb 22, 2005
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog I need help identifying a Roman tub fixture Feb 25, 2017

Share This Page