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.