Hard To Find Parts
It’s a fact of life that nothing lasts forever, and nowhere is that sentiment truer than with home plumbing. Old and vintage plumbing parts eventually fail from corrosion, decay, rust, and leaks, causing an owner stress and costing them a hefty sum of money. The costs themselves are about as expensive as if you were updating a newer home, but the sense of urgency to replace aging vintage plumbing is higher since more can go wrong, which can lead to more costly problems and headaches.
The first thing to consider when deciding about home upgrades is to discover when your home plumbing system was last installed. Most antique plumbing systems (from the 1930s to 1980s) were built using galvanized steel pipes, which only have a 20 to 50-year life expectancy. This type of steel pipe was the industry standard due to its cheaper price point, not for its durability, so it’s no wonder why old plumbing parts tend to fail. Newer plumbing standards have brought brass and copper pipes to both new and old homes with the longevity (50 to 70-years) needed to keep your home plumbing up and running for decades to come.
After your home plumbing system is redone, it’s time to replace all those vintage and antique plumbing parts, fixtures, tubs, faucets, toilets, and anything else in your bathroom that you see fit to replace. Vintage Tub & Bath has everything you need to update your bathroom and turn it into your own personal oasis with over 15,000 clawfoot tubs and designer home products. Update your kitchen as well with our huge selection of farmhouse sinks and bridge faucets. Scouring the internet for old bathtub faucet parts and vintage plumbing supplies can be time-consuming and stressful, so why not just replace all of your antique plumbing fixtures, faucets, and everything else with a quality brand like Randolph Morris? See below for quality bathtubs, faucets, bathroom sinks, and more from Vintage Tub & Bath!
Further Information on Hard to Find Plumbing Parts
If you absolutely need hard to find plumbing parts for necessary repairs to your vintage plumbing, vintage tubs, and vintage fixtures, we suggest checking out these companies:
L.A.S. Replacement Parts Inc., founded as Replacement Parts Co. in 1946, manufactures "brass" product replacement parts for every major fittings manufacturer in the plumbing industry. Most parts made in the USA.
Northeast Plumbing Specialties has in stock plumbing faucets, fixtures, and replacement parts for: American Kitchen, American Standard, Briggs, Central, Chicago, Crane, Delta, Dick Bros., Eyer, Elkay, Gerber, Halsey-Taylor, Indiana Brass, Kohler, Lawler, Mansfield, Moen, Price Pfister, Power Regulator, Savoy, Sayco, Sterling, Schiable, Speakman, Symmons, T & S Brass, Union Brass, Universal Rundle, Valley, and Zurn. They also carry Flush-o-meter complete valves and repair parts for Aqua-Flush, Cayne-Delaney, Hedyes & Brothers, and Sloan & Zurn.
Founded in 1928, they carry over 50,000 hard-to-find plumbing parts in stock and can rebuild antique faucets.