New faucet installed. New faucets come with a tall spout that is higher than the top of the tub. This is new plumbing code. Well...........at least new since 1920
All ready for a shower curtain
Replacing an old clawfoot tub faucet and tub drain.
This one below was a little old.
The owner had picked up a new drain and new faucet with shutoffs at the floor.
The first thing is to shut off the water to the home and remove the old one.
This one had copper 1/2" Male adapters. Normally with older installs, you will find galvanized pipe nipples through the flooring.
The slip joint nut is at floor level for the drain.
Either tape or pipe dope the threads and tighten the new stops on. These supplies from Sign of the Crab came with rubber cone washers and friction rings.
The threaded portion of the tub drain needs thread sealant before installaton.
So unthread the ends, apply the thread sealant, and reassemble.
Does a "classic tub" install like this get a pass from complying with any anti-scald valve requirements?
To make it code, you would have a tempering valve on the system.
For this install, it could have been in the ceiling of the room below where the access panel was.he
Some homes use a tankless set at 120, or have a tempering valve either at the tub, or for the entire home at the water heater.
Terry where did you get the shower curtain holder? Is that the old one buffed out and shined up?
The curtain holder came with the shower faucet. Sign of the Crab.Terry where did you get the shower curtain holder?
It's a two man job for sure! My main worry was that we would trip over it and bend it in half.
The design of the old faucet looks like it could have had "Fuller balls" in it, which would date it to the 1920's or so.
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