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Old 02-18-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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HELP! What faucet to fill the bathtub?


Hello, I could really use some help. We are remodeling our bathroom and have a stand alone tub capable of holding 103 gallons. How many GPM does my faucet need to be? We are looking for a wall mount faucet since that is the design set up. Does anyone recommend one? Thank you!
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You are asking an incomplete question because it doesn't have a time factor, as in in 'how many GPM does my faucet need to be to fill my tub in x minutes'. Regardless, GPM is governed by the pressure and volume of the supply. Depending on your location, you may have difficulty finding the GPM of a fixture without possibly contacting the manufacturer but I'll take a wild guess that they are pretty much all roughly the same. Differences might be found between mixing valves and traditional faucet-spout combinations.

Find one that looks nice and fits your budget and live on the wild side.
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You are asking an incomplete question because it doesn't have a time factor, as in in 'how many GPM does my faucet need to be to fill my tub in x minutes'. Regardless, GPM is governed by the pressure and volume of the supply. Depending on your location, you may have difficulty finding the GPM of a fixture without possibly contacting the manufacturer but I'll take a wild guess that they are pretty much all roughly the same. Differences might be found between mixing valves and traditional faucet-spout combinations.

Find one that looks nice and fits your budget and live on the wild side.
My concern is that if I don't get the right faucet and end up with a rate of 2 or 3 GPM, the water in the tub would be cold before it was full enough to enjoy. I'm having a difficult time finding anything higher than 3.
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Assuming you branch supply is 1/2", that may be about as best as you can expect. Available flow is also affected by pressure at source and the length of the run.

Use more hot.
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