07:43PM | 02/10/13
We believe our bathroom was last remodeled in the 1930's. The shower/tub has four handles: H&C for shower and H&C for bath. The shower faucet has become nearly impossible to turn off and can't be used, and the others move only with great effort. A neighbor who is a contractor took a look and said he believes the worst faucet handle is stripped, and the handles are so old they can't be replaced, because the whole assembly is a different size than is used today. In fact he'd never seen a 4-faucet handle set up before.

I spoke to a plumber friend who guessed that we might need to break out the wall and redo all the plumbing behind it and that will be a big expense.

Is there any way we can somehow replace the faucet assembly (not sure my terminology is correct here), maybe find plumbing parts that would fit, without tearing down the wall and replacing the pipes etc? There have been no leaks and as far as we know the pipes are in good condition.

Also, are there plumbers who specialize in repairing plumbing in old homes?
Thanks for any advice.


01:04PM | 02/12/13
Member Since: 02/12/13
3 lifetime posts
Dear Antiquetted House Owner,
The only alternative, in my opinion, you have available to you
that might be less, costly, headache, & practical, under the circumstances, would be to re-pipe your shower & tub over the walls, exposed.
This alternative has the least deconstruction. All you would need a connection to your main water supply, hot& cold.
A. Darvish
GA.& SC. Gen. contracting for 25 years
Construction Manager 10 yrs.
CEO, Escex Co., Inc. Atlanta, Ga.


08:44AM | 11/05/16
My bath tub in my home is over 80 years old and I purchased a new drain to screw into the old drain opening and that drain is too small!!! I have looked everywhere and cannot find one to fit! The opening is a little over 2" wide and I need help in finding the correct drain to put in that opening!! Please, please help!!! Thank you!!!


03:12AM | 05/06/17
Member Since: 05/06/17
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Hello. Last year my cousin had remodeled his bathroom by installing a new lighting and plumbing fixtures. As his bathroom size was too small so he had installed a walk-in bathtub for his mother by referring this website, and a ceramic tile shelving that's installed in the corner of his shower. So I suggest that you should take help from professionals like them Might be they can help you.

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