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12-11-2004, 05:52 AM
The top side of the American Standard Caddet 5' whirlpool. I was hoping :confused: to have deck mount but not sure how to drill tub without the chance of cracking the tub, any info helpfull
Dave (not the plumber guy)

12-11-2004, 08:50 AM
If the tub is acylic, you can use a hole saw (http://www.lenoxsaw.com/aholesaw.htm).
Most handles can use the 1 3/8" bit, the tub spout may need a smaller bit size.

12-11-2004, 12:12 PM
Be sure that the point where you drill the holes is reinforced for mounting the faucet.

12-11-2004, 12:15 PM
Another thing that doesn't hurt is to use some masking tape on the tub - it marks eaiser and helps to keep the drill center in place. In fact, you may want to drill a pilot hole prior to using the hole saw - still use the masking tape. It also can help to keep the edges from chipping.