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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,


  2. #2
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    Aug 2007

    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.


    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.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: New faucets for 1950s sink?

    I'm with ****ie on trying new seats first.
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