Elizabethan Classics Gooseneck Tub Filler and Handshower with Metal Lever Handles Requires Enclosure
Looks Nice, But Doesn't Hold Up
This tub filler was installed in December 2009 and looks really nice, but does not seem to be able to withstand daily use of the handshower. We have been bathing our daughter in our tub for the past 8 months and last month the override pull part for the handshower started to fail. Now, when we pull the piece to redirect the water from the shower head to the handshower, the water continues to flow from the shower head at a good rate. Similarly, when the handshower is shut off, water continues to flow out of the handshower as well. I noticed that the metal pipe that brings water from the shut off system to the shower head/handshower turns when I push/pull the redirecting knob.
When the tub filler was first installed (and this is still a problem) the gooseneck faucet didn't stop at the right spot when it was threaded on to the shut off system, i.e. centered on the shut offs. The faucet actually stops an extra 45 degrees to the left. We deal with that issue, but it is an issue none the less.
Also, although the water pressure worked perfectly when the tub filler was installed, about a year later the water pressure started to shut off if the shut off handles were opened too much (to make more water come out). The water pressure slows to a trickle until the levers are turned back to "reduce" the water flow. Once again, we have learned to live with this issue.
So, yes the tub filler looks nice and shiny and old, but it is very expensive and should not have these issues. I am going to try and warranty the tub filler as it doesn't look like it will hold up much longer.
August 7, 2012
We couldn't be happier with this fixture
We love our new shower! The fixtures are beautiful and classic; we get tons of compliments.
January 31, 2007
just as advertised! very fast delivery! would buy again.
March 17, 2006