The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 31, 2011 3:48 pm

I have this sink we took out of the smaller bathroom here, it's a 1950's Crane model. Figured I do a little research on it before I sell it.

Seems I'm in luck, the faucet itself refurbished is listed at $275. :shock: They have the drain fork listed at $175 if they have it. :shock: :shock: Seems they are not standard and you would need these for this type of sink.

http://deabath.com/Crane_Parts/Crane_Dr ... aneid.html

Is that crazy? Now if I can only find the buyer, already listed on Craigslist with some ridiculous price to see if I get any bites. If anyone wants to make an offer or if you know someone interested in this stuff let me know.. It's in great condition and includes the legs, towel bars and the wall mount (the rusty thing in front that looks like it's where the drain pipe is). There is already chrome pipe attached to the bottom not shown. It's ready to use, only need to plumb it.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 31, 2011 8:39 pm

Is that crazy?

No, vintage fixtures are in demand for those of us with older houses that want that "period" look. I still have the clawfoot that was installed when indoor plumbing came to this place, although the sink (lavatory) and toilet had been replaced. Eventually I'll be looking for the proper fixtures to go along with the tub.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 pm

Does it match? :D It's pretty small sink, really meant for second bathroom which is where it was at.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 31, 2011 8:59 pm

Actually I'm after a pedestal sink, sorry. American Standard now manufactures these type of fixtures.
http://www.americanstandard-us.com/bath ... liamsburg/
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 pm

hmm that might just be a sink for here.... gonna have her look at the pic tomorrow...
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:15 am

It's in great condition, little bit of staining and rust around the drain but that's about it. They have an epoxy to fix that, little bit of touch up and you'll never see it.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:32 am

Hmmm ... maybe I should yank out my pink sink & tub for $$$ .... :gee: They aren't as old as that pedestal though. :(
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:34 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Actually I'm after a pedestal sink, sorry. American Standard now manufactures these type of fixtures.
http://www.americanstandard-us.com/bath ... liamsburg/


We just completed a bathroom project in our house on Friday. The idea was something that looked a little modern but didn't look way out of place in our 100 yr old home. We chose a Kohler pedestal sink, pictured below.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:04 am

Very nice, Mark.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:39 am

You guys with indoor plumbing confuse the hell out of me :flush: toothy
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:12 am

SMITTY wrote:Hmmm ... maybe I should yank out my pink sink & tub for $$$ .... :gee: They aren't as old as that pedestal though. :(



HAHA.... the main bathroom in this house had pink tile. Even the soap dish was a pink tile. Least the fixtures were white, We kept the tub and toilet. Still have that sink and in wall medicine cabinet too but I think I might use it in the basement bar next to the urinal. :D It was a shame ripping that tile out but the color was just really bad, same thing in the kitchen with a green. The tile was about 1/4 thick on a 1 1/2 inch mixed concrete backer with steel mesh nailed to the studs. You can tell who put it in was a crafstman, it was in perfect condition.


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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:12 pm

Here's our lovely bath house. Please excuse the lack of cleaning ... it's too nice to stay inside. :o :lol:
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:57 pm

Smitty, you need George. He hates the color pink.
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:17 pm

Hmmmm....pink...what a great color...reminds me of Pepto Bismol. The smallest room in this house is pink with dark pink trim and a pink carpet. It was what my daughter wanted when she was a teen. It's on my list for repainting. :sick:
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Re: The Cost of Vintage Plumbing

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:14 pm

Richard S. wrote:Smitty, you need George. He hates the color pink.

:funny: :punk: Git 'er done!!


Yeah it took me quite a while to get over it when we first bought this place. Now I don't even notice it. Couldn't care less, as you can see by the nice caulking job around the tub. I just have no interest in making the place pretty. Too much time, & way too much money for my comfort zone there. As long as I don't get dripped on in bed, or freeze to death in the winter, I'm good. ;) :D
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