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    Default Price Pfister Old Shower Tub Set

    Hello,
    this is a long shot but thought I would put it out there. We are not original owners of this house(FYI).
    We would like to replace this set and add a shower head and matching sink faucet as well.

    This is a 5 hole set I believe?

    Can anyone suggest away to find the right sets?





    Any advice is appreciated.

    thanks

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    I don't think you'll find an exact replacement for the tub/shower (exact in form, not looks). This has to do with the federal guidelines requiring anti-scald technology in a shower. What's there now is almost certainly not in compliance with those guidelines. You are required to bring it up to code if you replace, but not to repair what's there already. Since you essentially want to replace it, that's what triggers the update to current codes. There are a number of choices for the vanity in that configuration for that sink. You may want to look at those first, then see about the shower. Unless they left some spare tiles, you may be looking at tearing up more than you want in there. Do you have access from behind that wall (maybe in a closet)?
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    If it's a Price Phister, it's considered a three handle faucet.

    The spout and the shower arm spin on using standard 1/2" threading.


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    I thank you. And yes, you are probably spot on. Like I mentioned, a long shot. lol We do have access. There is the master closet.
    And to make matters worse, the tiles are small, 3 1/4"...so trying to add a shower and not make it looked rigged is a big challenge.

    Thanks...

    PS: I was thinking we could get rid of the hand held and just patch the hole but then it would look really funky.

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    Terry,
    thank you. So a 3 hole. The drawing shows the handles...do you see the spout or the diverter (hand held shower & tub) drawing?

    Sorry, I am not able to articulate very well.

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    You can use a faucet hole cover for the hand held location.

    Any shower arm will work, at the high location.
    And a tub spout without diverter too.

    You can either rebuild what you have, or pick up a single handle with remodel plate.

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    Great idea!

    I was thinking we could cut in a soap holder...not sure,not sure.

    Appreciate the prompt help and replies.

    Great site

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    If it is a Price Pfister, which I doubt, (I would need a picture of the stem itself to verify it), then there are several modern trims which will fit it.
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    Are you sure it's not something like Newport Brass?

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    hmmmm..I am assuming it is PP because the drain has 2 P's. Is there a way to check?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    If it is a Price Pfister, which I doubt, (I would need a picture of the stem itself to verify it), then there are several modern trims which will fit it.
    Sorry for my ignorance, what do you mean the stem?

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    The drain has nothing to do with the faucet and its "PP" stands for "Precision Plumbing/Products". That design is almost "generic" from several aftermarket companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    The drain has nothing to do with the faucet and its "PP" stands for "Precision Plumbing/Products". That design is almost "generic" from several aftermarket companies.


    Oops on my part. And here I thought I was so smart. lol

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    Now I am wondering if I even have the color right. Is this considered brass? Bronze? Something else?

    Is it okay to suggest some online resources you are all comfortable purchasing with?

    Thanks for educating me. It is appreciated!

    Stevie Renee

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    It is "antique bronze", which is obsolete these days for most manufacturers. Until you know the make and model, there is no way to suggest a source of replacement parts, assuming they are even available.
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