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    Default New faucets for 1950s sink?

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    My house was built in 1920, and I suspect the bathrooms were redone in the 1950s. They feature charmingly tacky colored porcelain fixtures, including this sink, with cross handled faucets. Itís all good, and I like the retro look, except that I live in California, where we have a huge drought occurring. I have taken the faucets apart and replaced all the rings and packing, and, yet, they still leak like anything. I do not want to jettison my nifty sinks (I actually have three of them, all in different colors), but I want to quit wasting water. Iím thinking the thing to do is buy new faucets, but Iím worried about whether they will fit on my old sink. I was speculating about whether wall-mount faucets would work- does anyone have any advice for a successful resolution to this problem?

    Thank you for your time and expertise,

    Amanda

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    Default Re: New faucets for 1950s sink?

    You might only need new seats in yours. Can't see from here and so can't say for sure.

    Or........deabath.com may have what you need.

    http://www.deabath.com/Specfct/specfct.htm

    Note that the shelf-back unit can be altered for holes wider than 6".....which it appears yours are.

    Also see here - http://www.deabath.com/Obsolete_stem...lete_stems.htm

    These may be all you need....or they may not fit your units at all. Impossible to say from here. (Ooops. Those are shower & tub stems. Never mind. <G>)

    If you're not sure.....I'd email them your pics and description and see what they say. And/or give them a call and email them the pics.

    A salvage house may have what you need also.
    Last edited by goldhiller; 03-01-2009 at 11:44 AM.

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    Default Re: New faucets for 1950s sink?

    I'm with ****ie on trying new seats first.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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