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Tub and Shower Set - Three Handle, Metal Cross - Mississippi by Strom Plumbing

Item#: P0160QS-S
Tub and Shower Set - Three Handle, Metal Cross - Mississippi by Strom Plumbing
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$575.25 to $638.25
Tub and Shower Set - Three Handle, Metal Cross - Mississippi by Strom Plumbing 4.9 5 7 7
Superb quality but difficult to install I was completely impressed when I received this tub/shower valve set from Strom Plumbing. Unlike the stuff they sell at the big box stores, there are no plastic components to be found anywhere! All the parts are made of heavy brass with a thick, mirror-smooth chrome finish. From the tub spout to the showerhead to the escutcheons, even the smallest parts are uniquely detailed and artfully crafted. However... this valve set in particular is extremely difficult to mount accurately because the manufacturer does not incorporate any mounting holes on the valve body. This means you will have to concoct your own mounting plate, which would be easy if not for the fact that there is no flat surface anywhere on the valve body, and also because you cannot obstruct the supply lines, which are attached with large compression nuts. I made my own mount using pipe straps and several pieces of wood, but it was not as sturdy as I would like for a valve in this price range. Even the cheapest box-store valves mount more easily and securely than this. By the way, I am a general contractor, so although I would still recommend this valve set based on its construction quality alone, if you are not mechanically inclined, you will want to hire a good plumber to install it for you. February 18, 2014
Better, even, than I expected This item arrived exactly as described and is absolutely beautiful. I was shocked at how heavy they were - my contractor was really impressed with the ease of installation and high quality of them. I've been using them now for a few weeks and am very pleased - very easy to operate and stunning. :) I did not choose to install the showerhead (I prefer a hand shower), so I cannot speak to that part of the set, however. December 28, 2011
This hardware is beautiful We had to replace the hardware and workings of a 1949-50 bathroom tub-shower. This set is expensive but it is just fantastic looking. Price is the only negative of this set and I'm just a cheap person. After thinking about it for a few days, we decided we would be looking at this every day and I did not want something less than perfect. It looks much better installed than it looked in the pictures online. It looks like it was installed in 1950 --which the look we wanted. Works great! December 10, 2011
Showroom quality! As a contractor, I have installed a lot of shower sets -- mostly, stock fixtures from the Home Cheapo with plastic parts and knobs that wobble when you turn them. That's the kind of quality you get for a hundred or even two hundred bucks. So when I decided to remodel my own vintage bathroom, I scoured the internet and found this charming, old-fashioned three-handle cross set. Well, I have never seen a more beautiful faucet anywhere. You won't believe how heavy the all-metal showerhead is, and the chrome finish is mirror-perfect. The valves are solid brass -- no plastic parts anywhere! Although this set may seem pricy, what you get is a top-quality shower set that will last a lifetime. Installation-wise, it's a little tricky -- it does not come with any instructions, and there is no easy way to mount the valves, so measure carefully! October 1, 2010
Missippi Metal Cross Shower Set Looks great in our vintage bathroom and works well. The pieces have heft and are real metal not plastic like some handles. October 20, 2009
Excellent! I love this shower! It looks beautiful and works great. The nickel finish is warm and goes well with my 1920s bathroom. One thing to be aware of is that the nooks and crannies make this sometimes hard to clean, but it's worth it. I was a little wary of ordering it because I couldn't tell anything about the shower head from the description. It's actually well constructed and very beautiful, and also the water flow is quite nice. It's not adjustable, but it gives a nice even shower that is a delight to wake up to. I recommend wholeheartedly. October 19, 2009
Lovely item This was a very hgh qualty set; it looks like it is starting out from a higher level than the other (antique) handles in the bathroom! October 2, 2009