Where to locate tub deck faucet?
So I need to figure out where to place my deck mounted tub faucet and I am looking for advice. The faucet is a traditional one, with 3 holes for the hot and cold levers and spout, and 2 holes for the hand spray. There is a ledge on the tub near the drain, an American Standard Heritage 6Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ oval, that will probably handle all, however, I think I can also put it somewhere on the deck. Do I need to consider easy reach?
I marked on the attached sketch in letters some possible locations. Any input or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I would use "D". It's easy to operate and if you install an access door it will be easy to change/repair in the future.
I would agree for the most part that D is the best location. The only drawback I can see, is that when I soak for a while, it becomes necessary to add hot water to get it back to a comfy place. Which would mean the filler is drawing right at your shoulder.
If you have a heater built into the jacuzzi, then I would agree with D. It still may be the best option. Any chance the control and the spout can be in two different locations? maybe the controls near D and the filler spout towards the head of the tub?
Just reverse the tub so the faucet is over the drain.
If you use position D, with the tub drain at the same end, then you'll be facing the toilet whilst enjoying a soak. Some people have an issue with that.
Also, some of those American Standard whirlpools cannot be reversed. One particular side, and one particular end require access panels.
I recently installed one where that was the case. Unfortunately, DW insisted on having the tub face the opposite direction. Which also would put the toilet in direct view. And she's one of those who object to that.
So, I gave myself a little extra "reach room" at the enclosed end. Hopefully that will allow access to the motor, etc., if necessary. But it does void the "free repair" aspect of the warranty.
To deal with the "toilet view," I built a half wall and mounted the faucet to that:
"B" if only one person is bating at a time, "A" if two.
I don't want to have to fumble behind me to use the spray to rinse my hair. "A" is closer if i'm using the spray to clean the tub, rinse the dust off house plants, flush an errant spider, or irritate the dog. Put a nice maranta (they do well in low light) and a basket of bath salts and body paints at "C" , leaving "D" for the bath pillow - i prefer a nice, firm, grout sponge - to dry out when it's not being used. What plans do you have for the books and magazines, television remote, and reading light?
Splintie the Sybarite
<only one person is bating at a time>
Ummm - given some of the time-outs given here, was that a Freudian slip?
And here i was worried about spelling "spunge" wrong... be bating in the nood
Thanks everyone for your input and thoughts behind your input.
The pump and inline heater are opposite the drain. The spout and faucet levers don't necessarily have to be together. The skirt will be made of cherry to match the vanity, I am planning on making them all removable. That's a great idea to cut out the vanity to access the tub.
I prefer to have the tub facing the wall so I can someday put a flat panel TV on the wall over "B". Also, the wall on the drain/vanity side backs up to the walk in closet, so if I ever need to access anything there, no problem. Not sure if two will be in at once, that'll be up to the Mrs.
Thanks again, Anthony
"so I can someday put a flat panel TV on the wall over "B"
Can you say *Code violation* ;o)Jeff
Edited 4/18/2007 11:32 pm ET by Jeff_Clarke
I've been wondering about that since i saw this on the Myson site:
Code would dictate that it was on a GFCI so what would the violation be?I fear no man & only one GOD. Me
i would guess the motor is at the d end,so if you flip the drain end ,now you can't acces the motor. i'm going out on my own here but i would do the a location. you can add water without fear of scalding, and when i installed the vanity i would cut out that end if it is tight up against the tub skirt. so if i had to change faucet i would have to crwal in the vanity,but it's better than knocking a wall out. i have mine mounted in the side where you crawl in,pluses and minuses with that location also. larry
hand me the chainsaw, i need to trim the casing just a hair.
I fill mine through the jets; I just put check valves, T-ed into the lines, and valves on the wall. Clean look, and not the $$ for a big faucet. It's worked fine for 12 years; kids used it tonight.
Probably a flood rim violation!
If you still can, I'd swap the tub for the toilet location. I don't like the tub alongside the vanity.
"If you still can, I'd swap the tub for the toilet location. I don't like the tub alongside the vanity."
The bathroom is on a second floor and I don't prefer to run the toilet drain through all those floor joists, not even sure if it is possible. The tub and sink drain uses a pipe that runs over to the main stack near the toilet, that was put in when the house was built. The tub and sink drain actually jogs down into a kitchen soffit halfway accross the bathroom.
Just be sure the spout hangs over the edge of the tub before you drill the holes. ;>}