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Old 10-31-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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Where to buy this bathtub faucet spout?


Hi,

I have a standalone bathtub and the spout was leaking on it. I know it is the spout leaking because when I turn it to shower mode by sliding up the knob in the front, it would spray out the left side. There was also some silicone put on the side before, someone must have tried to fix it temporarily.

I thought it would be a quick fix by removing and reattaching a replacement, but after unscrewing the leaking spout with a channelock and visiting a few hardware stores, they assured me what I have is pretty ancient and probably hard to find. I have attached a few pictures to show you. Anyone know where I could find a replacement for this spout? The spout itself is nothing special, just stops water and lets it go back up into the 3rd hole which is the shower. It has about 1 5/16" threads on the inside back end of it and is made mostly of aluminum coated plastic, really flimsy. If I could get a metal replacement that would be amazing even, but I'd probably settle for plastic.

If anyone has any info at all that'd be great. Thanks a lot!

-Mike
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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I agree, probably not going to find a one piece shower unit like that where you can just swap it out. You could try ebay, you might get lucky.

You could replace it with an up to date one. Moen and Delta have rebuild kits that may work. Depending on your skills and type of pipe you're dealing with you may be able to diy. Just a suggestion.

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I agree, probably not going to find a one piece shower unit like that where you can just swap it out. You could try ebay, you might get lucky.

You could replace it with an up to date one. Moen and Delta have rebuild kits that may work. Depending on your skills and type of pipe you're dealing with you may be able to diy. Just a suggestion.

Please wait for the plumbers to respond. Thanks.
I don't think they have a rebuilt kit for this. I looked all around and even finding a good faucet for this standalone tub was a pain, most about $200 range. They apparently call them clawfoot bathtub faucets. I was wondering if putting in this one from Amazon is worth it at all? http://www.amazon.com/Centers-Chrome.../dp/B002ZV62DQ

I'm foreseeing problems at the 3/8" pipe attachment at the top and maybe the O-rings won't close after years, since it's the Price pfister style of seat/washer which sucks. I'm kind of leaning toward buying the ceramic cartridge version as I am tired of O-rings, which is about $20-30 extra.. I mean it LOOKs like it should work, right?
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Verify the length of old one. I agree with you, as long as it matches up with the tub holes I would think it would work.

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Yeah I'm not sure if it's going to work or if there is a better way. Anyone have experience installing faucets onto clawfoot tubs?
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The existing faucet and your Amazon replacement will not meet current code. The faucet spout needs to be above the flood rim of the tub or have a back flow preventer.

You might want to send a question to Amazon to ask if the unit has back flow prevention.

http://www.blog.vintagetub.com/2005/...wfoot-tub.html
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The existing faucet and your Amazon replacement will not meet current code. The faucet spout needs to be above the flood rim of the tub or have a back flow preventer.

You might want to send a question to Amazon to ask if the unit has back flow prevention.

http://www.blog.vintagetub.com/2005/...wfoot-tub.html
Yeah and that is why I want to just replace the spout. If I don't have to replace the entire thing and bring it up to code, that'd be the best way. Any clue how I can get a replacement spout for the original?

If things go bad and I have to replace the whole thing, I doubt the inspector is going to say much about it since it is above the overflow drain. BTW the entire house is probably not up to code since it is 100 years old
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Looks like a cheap plastic one they use in travel trailers.
Check out sites like Campers World. Not likely to find just the spout.
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Common faucet replacement. The original spout was an integral part of the faucet and is NOT replaceable. You need a new faucet. Go to your local plumbing supply store and tell them you need an inexpensive clawfoot tub faucet. If they do not have one available, they are not a plumbing supply store. An inexpensive replacement faucet for your tub is readily available for less than $100.

Your Amazon find is poor quality and will not meet any codes but it will work.

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