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  1. #1
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    Default My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    I have an old claw foot bath tub. It was the tub that my grandparents had in their home right after they were married. Since it is very very old I am concerned about safety issues using it in my home.

    Can anyone tell me what I should be concerned with?

    How should I test for lead?

    How do I re finish it to make it safe?

    Any other suggestions?

    Sue

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    Default Re: My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    If it isn't covered in rust, then there is likely little wrong with it.

    A refinishing company can put a new finish on it for a few hundred dollars.

    Lead? I have not heard of this being an issue with tubs, though if it was painted by your grandparents I suppose it's possible.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    Thank you. There is no rust. It needs a foot...but that is okay...and I need a faucet. thank you...I will look for a company to refinish it and I hope to enjoy for years to come like my grandparents did!

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    Default Re: My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    The faucet will not be cheap, but it is worth it to buy a good one. My claw foot tub has a cheaper faucet from home de-pot and the quality of construction and finish disappoints me.

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    Default Re: My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    Good advice. Thank you. Sue

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    Default Re: My Bathtub (an old claw foot)

    Get your bathtub refinished. Many companies will ask you to get it replaced, but with refinishing your issue can be resolved.

    Please read below article. I think it will help

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