Changing Jacuzzi Plumbing Fixtures
LESLIE: Alright. Becky in Texas needs some help changing out a bath fixture. What can we do for you?
BECKY: Yes. I need to find out – I’ve got a marble Jacuzzi and my sinks are marble and I was trying to find out how to remove the brass. I wanted to update it but someone told me that you couldn’t remove it. I was just wondering about how to do it and if it could be done.
TOM: I don’t see why you couldn’t remove the brass faucet. Why do you think it’s going to be a problem?
BECKY: Oh, not the brass faucet; you know, the stuff that’s in the marble; like in the bottom of the tub and stuff.
LESLIE: Oh, like the drain and the stopper fixture?
BECKY: (overlapping voices) Yeah, the drain and …
TOM: Oh, the rest of the plumbing?
TOM: Yeah. I don’t see why you can’t remove those either. They went in; they have to come out.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. I mean, as long as you can access every part like maybe in your tub, if you don’t have an access panel. But you can definitely change out all of the drain stopper and the fixture itself. If you’re changing from brass, you’re going to have to change out everything from the faucet to the stopping fixture in your sink, so it’s not like you’re going to get one piece instead of another; you’re going to do the whole thing.
TOM: And Becky, it’s not an easy project to do so it’s probably something you’re going to need a plumber’s help with, because you’re going to find that the new parts don’t fit as well and they’re going to need to be sealed in place. Because you want to make sure you do it right so you don’t get leaks.
BECKY: OK. Alright. OK. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome, Becky. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.