|Before. Notice the blue tape, that was |
our way of delaying the inevitable
Luckily, we were able to find one the exact same size as the older one. The fittings used to connect it to our water system appear to be custom machined as they were all in odd sizes. The fixture itself is made for iron claw bathtubs, and it's really suiting to the overall decor of Moitessier. Our older one appears to be of a similar make (not as pretty), but it did not include a spout. We decided to leave the spout on as it would be a very good way to fill up a bucket of fresh water (if we ever need to do so). The biggest pain to this (as no project is as straight forward as it should be) was getting the older fittings to seal up properly. Plumbing is not something Frank enjoys or is very good at, but as usual, he's learning as he goes. At the same time, we figured it would be prudent to replace the shower sump hose as well so off it went.