Our original bath - 1930s - has taps which fit into the straight end of the
cast iron, the pipes go behind it of course.
The taps are brass and chromium plated although the chrome is wearing.
That's not a problem.
Recently the taps are showing signs of internal wear in that they don't turn
off fully. Spouse has replaced jumpers and washers and everything else but
any running repairs only seems to last for a few weeks. My increasingly
arthritic hands already find it difficult to deal with turning the taps.
I'd like to replace the taps - with identical ones. I've been told that such
taps are now illegal because in theory (although it would be impossible
unless the overflow were blocked) bath water could go up the taps and into
the supply. They are therefore not available. Is this right?
I don't want mixer taps, I don't want taps which come from the 'wall' at the
end of the bath, I don't want taps which fit on the rim of the bath. I just
want to replace the existing taps with something similar to the originals.
Has anyone any ideas, please?