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!
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....
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.
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
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