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    Hi All,

    I'm considering purchasing this old sink. I don't have details such as manufacturer, casting date, dimensions, etc. yet. I did notice that it seems to have a bit of a funny hole in the center. Is this a non-standard pattern for a faucet? What are the thoughts on old fixtures?



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    If the outer two holes are 4" CxC you are good to go.

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    That sink has a standard 2 hole faucet arrangement. The third hole is used for the pop-up lever and will be covered by the center section of the faucet. I did a quick search for a google image to use as an example, but not one sink came up without a faucet already installed. I guess that's why you don't recognize the third hole, since you probably always see a sink with a faucet installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    If the outer two holes are 4" CxC you are good to go.
    You know ... I could believe that these are 4" on center. Didn't measure, but if that leg is about 1" in width it probably is. Is that a common size?


    Quote Originally Posted by Killer95Stang View Post
    That sink has a standard 2 hole faucet arrangement. The third hole is used for the pop-up lever and will be covered by the center section of the faucet. I did a quick search for a google image to use as an example, but not one sink came up without a faucet already installed. I guess that's why you don't recognize the third hole, since you probably always see a sink with a faucet installed.
    Oh! That explains a lot. Great.

    When were these sinks prevalent?


    Thanks, guys.

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    quote; When were these sinks prevalent?

    They have never been NOT prevalent, which is why every manufacturer makes 4" centerset faucets.
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    Sweet. Thx.

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