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Ian Gills
06-24-2011, 03:54 PM
I want a good quality 3 handle tub/shower valve to keep as a souvenir piece.

Who makes one?

Chicago faucets only make a 2 handle valve now.

jadnashua
06-24-2011, 04:27 PM
They are no longer code compliant for use in a tub/shower, so unless you can find old stock, you may not find one. It's legal to repair an old one, but not to install a new one.

plumber2011
06-24-2011, 05:09 PM
Hi Ian,

In my opinion, the best classic 3 handle is going to be the GERBER 3 handle valve...check it out @ http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=gerber+3+handle+tub+and+shower+valve&hl=en&rlz=1R2ADSA_enUS428&prmd=ivns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1336&bih=624&wrapid=tlif130897128048410&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=651812428191625291&sa=X&ei=5CYFTv3uLseCgAev6_DmDQ&ved=0CFgQ8wIwAA#

OR

http://www.americanhomeplus.com/Bath/Tub---Shower/Tub-Shower-Sets/Gerber-Three-Handle-Tub--amp--Shower-Fitting-24706.html?fid=0048031?utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=0048031

http://www.gerberonline.com/downloads/specs/tubandshower/48-030-SS.pdf

American standard also makes a few...still available at home depot even though they are not code compliant...check it out @

13383

Hope that helps...

jimbo
06-24-2011, 08:03 PM
They are no longer code compliant for use in a tub/shower, so unless you can find old stock, you may not find one. It's legal to repair an old one, but not to install a new one.
It is still legal to "repair" any shower, and that could include replacing the valve body. It would be up to the local building department to determine at what point a "repair" becomes a "remodel" requiring update to current codes.

Gerber, PP, and Sayco all still make 2 and 3 handle shower sets,

hj
06-25-2011, 08:09 AM
CaliforniaBrass(.com), shows THIRTY different ones, all much more "classy" than the pedestrian ones made by Gerber, PP, Sayco, or the other more common brands. They are also much pricier than those brands.

Ian Gills
06-25-2011, 08:48 AM
Thank you for all the useful pointers.

And, in response to a few, this has nothing to do with code. As per my OP, the faucet will not be installed.

It will just be kept as a souvenir.

I wish I could find a real top quality one like by Chicago Faucets though.

Tom Sawyer
06-25-2011, 10:46 AM
You collect some fairly odd things there Ian

hj
06-25-2011, 01:09 PM
quote; I wish I could find a real top quality one like by Chicago Faucets though.

That would be an interesting find, because Chicago NEVER made a 3 handle diverter, but their diverter spout, which had a 1" ips thread, weighed as much as some complete faucets.

Ian Gills
06-25-2011, 01:46 PM
They did make one.

13386

hj
06-26-2011, 12:58 PM
I never saw one before 1968, so maybe that one was after Gerberit bought them out. I haven't really used Chicago since then.