Replacement parts for a bathroom faucet or toilet

Kelly recently bought a 1963 home in Phoenix, and asked for help finding replacement parts for her 60s bathroom faucet. I recommend first trying deabath.com (and please tell them I sent you.)  They are particularly expert in vintage Crane sinks, toilets and other plumbing (which Kelly’s may well be), but also seem to know most all there is to know about fixing mid century plumbing. Here’s the link to deabath.com’s Crane repair page.

Reader Russell also has recommended Locke Plumbing for hard-to-find toilet replacement parts. Apparently they have a good system to identify the exact parts you need based on the brand and model number – it worked spectacularly for him, he reports. Here’s the link to Locke Plumbing’s toilet part guide. Thank you, Russell!

Meanwhile – isn’t Kelly’s bathroom great? She has not moved in yet and gearing up to use tips from the site to clean up her tile. In particular look at the shower – real leaves are laminated into the plastic. And this is one of the first examples that I have seen of a full-sized walk-in shower. I like the way the floor pan is set – the way they handled the tile. Thanks for sharing, Kelly – we look forward to seeing more of your house.

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Comments

  1. Heidi Swank says

    Fabulous bathroom Kelly! Our rental house has the same type of faucet whose handles had been cobbled back together with some questionable parts that really didn’t work. We talked to our plumber about what we wanted and he was able to find some handles and interior parts for the faucet. I think we paid $60 per handle but they look original. Absolutely worth it. Our plumber, Dean, is out for a couple of days but I can call him next week and find out where he got the handles and other parts. Alternately, you can call Dean at Abbott Plumbing in Las Vegas. You can tell him I suggested you call. He works on both of our houses and so knows us well.

  2. says

    Congratulations Kelly, how exciting! If I were your Realtor I’d find the perfect towels to go with that marble. Show us the rest of the house when you get a chance!

  3. Kelly says

    Update!
    Pam – Deabath helped me soooo much! The bathrooms do have all Crane fixtures.They were great and found me the parts that I needed.
    Greg- As far as I know the marble is original. The other pink bathroom has the same sink and marble countertop.
    Thanks Heidi and Sara! It is still a work in progress, but I hope to send some new photos soon!

  4. Paul E. in Minnesota says

    We did research on Crane fixtures, and found deabath online. They are great! We had them completely restore our wide spread faucet and drain for our Crane Criterion sink – well worth it. Crane was used throughout our house. We have a 1955 ranch that is in nearly complete, original, exc cond., so it is nice to have deabath as a resource and be able to keep these great fixtures in our home.

  5. Michele V.H. says

    We have a 1950 bungalow in Edmonton, Alberta Canada (think North and cold). We bought it in 1990. When we moved in it had been raped and pillaged BIG time. it had been a rental home many times over.There was really no character left. Our upstairs bathroom sucks and we’ve decided to redo it – finally. I found your website and it is wonderful! Informative and laid out really well. Anyway, I checked out the Habitat for Humanity stores we have here (2), a place called Architectural Clearing House and Value Village…I thought they would be filled with toilets and sinks full of colour…Wrong! Plus, the few they did have (most without faucets, legs etc.) they were asking $60.. or more!)…I did find a fairly nice banana cream coloured sink for $15…sorry, my question is…should I buy it and worry about finding all of the pieces later or should I bite the bullet and buy a new vintage looking sink? Do all of the pieces have to be yellow? Could the shower be white? Can the toilet be white? Arrggh, I new at this and not sure I can pull it off. Thanks.

  6. Ann says

    I have been looking for this exact shower enclosure with the leaves for years. My grandmother had one exactly like it. Does anyone know where I can get one?

  7. Sue says

    This pink sink is a CASE sink. My friend has these sinks & lowboy one piece tank toilets throughout her home in Harrisburg, PA.
    She has the EXACT one. Straight line, no soap indentations, faucets on top (not on the inside of the sink).

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