bathroom faucet that looks like a hand pump

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  1. flowergirl

    flowergirl New Member

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    I am building a log cabin and trying to locate old fixtures. I need a bathroom faucet that looks like a old fashion hand pump, any ideals.

    ps. could use one for kitchen also
     
  2. pancho

    pancho Well-Known Member

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    Look at harbor freight.
     

  3. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Those are hand pumps HF has
     
  4. msemanuel

    msemanuel Well-Known Member

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    Go to your local plumbing store they should be able to hook you up. but fair warning they are pricey
     
  5. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    You could use a real hand pump (pitcher pump) together with a hot/cold mixing valve mounted next to it. The only drawback is there will always be a quart of water sitting in the hand pump.
     
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  6. DYngbld

    DYngbld I VOID warranties!

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    Lowes used to carry one. I think PricePhister makes it. It was in the $200 range if I remember.
     
  7. fantasymaker

    fantasymaker Well-Known Member

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    I have one a real one on my tub.
    The kids just love the way the water comes out of it.
    I simply bolted it to a corner of the tub and routed the pipe from the shower knob faucet to it.
    Harbor freight had one for 28 bucks Menards had one for 46 bucks I bought both and used the Menards.
     
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    salmonslayer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That sounds kind of cool fantasymaker. Do you have any pictures of it?
     
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    Kmac15 This is my life

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  10. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I read the reviews on that faucet and they are not favorable overall.
     
  11. dlskidmore

    dlskidmore Well-Known Member

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    Does your local city have a used plumbing/fixture place? We have one called Rehouse that has all kinds of salvaged stuff, but it's hit or miss what you find.
     
  12. MissKitty

    MissKitty Mrs. no longer OldGrouch.

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    We have the faucet that is pictured and love it...
     
  13. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    This is what I was suggesting. A single lever mixing valve is mounted to the countertop next to a real pitcher pump. The hot and cold water lines are connected to the mixing valve and the outlet of the valve is piped to the pitcher pump. I suppose this is similar to the set up that fantasymaker has.

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