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 1970s brass tub faucet and decorative plate behind it
Author: bdagolfer (FL)

As I thought, when I removed the decorative plate it was covering an older faucet set up, and so if I take it off, when replacing the hardware, there will be gaping holes either side of the faucet. I hope someone out there knows what I am talking about..........
I am hoping to not disrupt the tile work and replace the fixture(brass) with brushed chrome fixture.

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 Re: 1970s brass tub faucet and decorative plate behind it
Author: packy (MA)

i don't know if they are available in brushed chrome but they are readily available in polished chrome.

just google "symmons goof plate"..

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 Re: 1970s brass tub faucet and decorative plate behind it
Author: m & m (MD)

You'll need to stay with the same method for installing a new faucet (cover plate) or retile and install whatever faucet you choose.

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 Re: 1970s brass tub faucet and decorative plate behind it
Author: hj (AZ)

It is confusing, because if the plate covers the opening now, it will do so after the installation, or maybe with the use of a new cover plate. A picture would show us what you are referring to and what you are working with.

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