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Replace the Hardware on an Old Bathtub

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    LESLIE: Josie in Connecticut, you are on The Money Pit. What’s up?

    JOSIE: Hi. I need some information. I have an old-fashioned footed tub in a home that I’ve just bought.

    LESLIE: OK.

    JOSIE: Excellent condition. I may have it reglazed just because I want to do that. However, the fixtures that come out of the tub for the hot and cold water and the water source are not there. I have three holes in that tub. Now, of course, I know they’re back in fashion now and I know you can get them. But this tub has the holes in the tub.

    LESLIE: So you have to get things that fit exactly.

    JOSIE: Exactly. And I’m just wondering are there any sources available or I’m going to be able to refit the tub. I hate to get rid of it. It’s a cast iron. It’s in beautiful condition.

    TOM: No, that would be a real shame. There absolutely are sources that can help you.

    LESLIE: That’s right, there are. There’s a great website. It’s called SignatureHardware.com – all one word. And if you go there, they have a ton of fixtures that are made specifically for claw foot tubs that get mounted into the tub itself. Because a lot of times the faucets are going directly into the wall and that’s not so with a claw foot. So you’ve got to make sure it’s the right type of hardware.

    JOSIE: Exactly. And that’s what I’ve been – you know, looking for and researching and finding. And this is an older tub.

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.

    JOSIE: They did it differently in those days. So it’s in excellent condition and I do thank you for this information.

    TOM: You’re very welcome.

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) You’re so welcome. Enjoy that nice, deep soak.

    JOSIE: Oh, listen. This is my retirement home and it’s truly a money pit. (Tom and Leslie chuckle) But it’ll be my joy to refurbish (ph) it. (laughing) Thank you.

    TOM: Well, now you’ll be retiring in a little extra comfort. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.

0 thoughts on “Replace the Hardware on an Old Bathtub

  1. Thanks for the information! I just moved into an older house with a vintage tub in the bathroom. It is a pretty old tub and could use some fixing up. If I can’t fix it then I will have to replace it. A friend suggested a site at http://www.bathsfromthepast.com to get a replacement, but I would love to save money if I can.

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