Most of you know that the clawfoot tub in the 1920 bathroom is one of the best features of the original house. We had it repainted, had it carried up the stairs, and pushed it up and down the hallway a few times before finally getting it into position in the remodeled bath. And there it has sat, unused for more than three years.
The Victorian-style supply lines we purchased to match the new hardware would not work with the limited amount of space available between the tub and the wall; we needed to purchase flexible supply lines with the right size of connectors. Sadly, this task fell way to the bottom of the "To Do" list . . . until Saturday, November 14. After a consultation with Scott and a written list of details, I ventured to Ideal Hardware (on my own!) Once I arrived at this midtown treasure, I was certain that the parts we needed were available. The store's shelves are stacked high with every kind of widget imaginable. One of the nice staff members helped me find the exact parts necessary - and $26 later, we were in business.
Two 20"-long braided stainless hoses and two stainless elbows are all that we needed.
A little work and a few bucks - and the tub is now available for your bathing needs! I have plans to get some bubble bath soon and take the tub for a test drive.
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!