I live in a house that was built in the early fifties. It has a
bathtub/shower combination that has a faucet mechanism with three
handles. One each for hot and cold water, and one for the tub/shower
diverter. There is a tub fill spout mounted below the handles, and the
shower spout is well above the handles. I believe the faucet was made
by American Standard.
The faucet leaks even after replacing washers and valve/diverter
mechanisms. After reading an article in Fine Homebuilding on
retrofitting faucets like mine with either a pressure balance faucet
or thermostatic faucet, I have searched for retrofit pressure
balance/thermostatic faucets with little luck. I've looked at the web
sites for Grohe, American Standard, Delta, Price Pfister, and perhaps
a few more. (Personally, except for Grohe, I think the web sites are
among the worst I have ever visited.)
Does anyone out there know of any manufacturer that specifically
manufacturers either pressure balance or thermostatic faucets that
would retrofit relatively easily into this type of faucet mounting?
I would prefer to have a thermostatic rather than a pressure balance
faucet, however, from what I found thus far, it would require almost a
Rube Goldberg approach.
Thanks in advance.