HELP! Trying to replace old bathroom taps

We have a several-decades-old bathroom sink, which has started leaking from the hot water tap. The plumber said it's old enough that he can't get replacement seats, etc., so we'll have to replace the taps entirely, if not the whole sink. The sink is a Standard, with the taps mounted against the back "wall" of the basin (As opposed to on the top deck, like on modern sinks). The faucet is made out of porcelain, and is actually part of the basin. Anyhow, does anyone know of any on-line place where I could find replacement parts for an old Standard sink? Thanks!
Ben
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Ben wrote:

yes, go to any ace hardware store.. if you can bring in some parts so they can identify the manufactuer then it will be easy to get parts.. there is an old saying at this plumbing supply place(real high) every time you go there they always say the same thing... of that is too old i done have any parts for that.. funny, they always have some other faucets that they want to sell.. about twice the price of a regular hardware store.... the plumber is probably giving you the same story.. he cant make any money fixing the faucet for you with a $2.00 part but if he can put in new $100 parts then he will know you will be satisfied with his $300 repair bill.... something to think about.. learn all you can about fixing all your home repair items.. i saved thousands on all my do it yourself projects..... i have never had a repair person in the house for the past 30 yrs. and before that as a kid had done all of the family repairs at home....
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if you mean rubber seats they are common. try ACE hardware
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Ben wrote:

Good.
Nah.
The sink is a Standard, with the

Taps are more standardized than they used to be, which is good -- when the new ones break you can probably get parts. Bite the bullet, find a tap that fits the holes in the porcelain, and connect it up with the supply (which you should probably give a shutoff valve, bet it doesn't have one). Lots easier to get a whole tap as a unit than try to find the right parts for a really old one, and you'll get another generation of life out of it.
If you're paying for the plumber, may as well get the best result out of it. If you're doing this yoruself on the other hand taps are easier work than disassembling, matching, and reassembling. But you might save a few bucks if you do it that way.
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Ben, where do you live? There are a few places here in NYC that I know of personally that can get any part you need. Remember one thing, if you are willing to pay for it, ANY faucet stem or seat can be replicated. If you have no luck let me know, I know a place you can mail the parts to if you can't find them locally.
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