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Old 07-27-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Just bought the most awesome free standing tub. Been trying for years to get rid of the old claws foot one. The thought of trying to get it out was a bit daunting. It's gone but now I have a new issue. Floor mount faucets are not only $$$$$ but I would have to open up the ceiling below to plumb it in. The only wall mount tub fillers I can find are (on-line) for the claws foot tubs. I don't see how they are plumbed. It appears to me you shove the faucet nipples through the wall tighten the nuts and install the lines. How does one do that if you have a solid wall behind. I have contact the seller and they act like its not a problem. I am just not getting it. Do these only work on a pony wall where you can get in behind? ? I have been to the plumbing wholesaler here in Canada and they say there is no such thing as a wall mount faucet for tubs. Don't know or care who's right, I just need some way to fill my lovely tub without breaking the bank. Any ideas. Going in from behind the wall not an option. Prefer to not go through the ceiling.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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How did you fill the old clawfoot, with a bucket?

The piping leading to ANY faucet is generally hidden inside some combination of ceiling/wall/floor unless you're into Modern Raw Gross motifs. Open up the wall and re-purpose the hardware for the old clawfoot. No big deal.

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i think your crazy girl....call a plumber
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I think you are more of a designer than a contractor. Call a contractor before you flood your house.
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Just bought the most awesome free standing tub. Been trying for years to get rid of the old claws foot one. The thought of trying to get it out was a bit daunting. It's gone but now I have a new issue. Floor mount faucets are not only $$$$$ but I would have to open up the ceiling below to plumb it in. The only wall mount tub fillers I can find are (on-line) for the claws foot tubs. I don't see how they are plumbed. It appears to me you shove the faucet nipples through the wall tighten the nuts and install the lines. How does one do that if you have a solid wall behind. I have contact the seller and they act like its not a problem. I am just not getting it. Do these only work on a pony wall where you can get in behind? ? I have been to the plumbing wholesaler here in Canada and they say there is no such thing as a wall mount faucet for tubs. Don't know or care who's right, I just need some way to fill my lovely tub without breaking the bank. Any ideas. Going in from behind the wall not an option. Prefer to not go through the ceiling.
It's obviously not impossible

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1.Did call a plumber and they said I would have to go through and open the wall that the bathroom backs onto.
2.Didn't fill the old tub with a bucket but thanks for the idea. It had through the tub fittings that are very old and not worth reusing.
3.Know I am a better designer than a plumber. That's why I was hoping one of you could help me.
4.Yes, I have seen the pictures of wall mount faucets and even showed them to the plumber wholesales up here and they say that they are made to go through a wall with access through the back. What I was hoping to find out from one of you professionals is: The units I have seen you insert the faucet trim side into the wall or tub and tighten from the back. Which means you have to have access to the back. Not possible here. Is there a faucet you can mount to the inside of the wall, put your filler lines on, apply drywall over the brass nipples then put the trim kit on the front?
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Floor mount faucets are not only $$$$$ but I would have to open up the ceiling below to plumb it in.
Why not open the sub floor in the bath?

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The only wall mount tub fillers I can find are (on-line) for the claws foot tubs. I don't see how they are plumbed.
I reviewed your previous posts and am beginning to think you're not a contractor - maybe not a designer either - Are you a PP (Paint Picker)?

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...nipples through the wall tighten the nuts...
I'll leave it alone !

Sorry crazygirl but I'm not convinced you're in the trades in any capacity - post a website - prove me wrong!
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Is there a faucet you can mount to the inside of the wall, put your filler lines on, apply drywall over the brass nipples then put the trim kit on the front?
You're looking at one.
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Screw it to a board on the wall.

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CrazyGirl, I'm not convinced you know what a house is certainly you haven't seen a standard bath-tub installation.

Most tub fillers install inside a wall. That's the standard way to make them. They don't need access from the back side. You can just open up the wall on the bathroom side then patch it. That's the way tub fillers are and have been for many decades.

It's hard to believe that after seeing the picture Finley posted you still don't get it.
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i think i see one that i just finished
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You scratch that tub - you'll be in big trouble boy!

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