The project I want to write about today though it is a bit more extreme.
A while ago I was contacted by a local man who had purchased a very old and unusual fixture. He had acquired it at Aurora Mills, an architectural salvage house in nearby Aurora Oregon. They had referred me to answer his questions about getting it installed. He contacted me and upon my request, sent me some photos.
|Open tank water source in back splash holds water at room temperature with gravity flow.|
|Basin has no drain fitting, just an open hole.Note the tank with affixed spigot middle left.|
|Pull knob at bottom right rolls wooden ball into drain hole to hold water.|
When ball is rolled away, drain water drops into tin funnel and from there into a vessel that is later emptied by a porter.
|New holes in back splash to accommodate new hot and cold water taps.|
|Rear view, tin tank not in place.The photos above were sent to me. Only the basin itself was brought to my shop. It fits to the bottom of the marble countertop with wooden stays.|
|Then I needed a grid strainer to joint to the 1" threaded tubing. I decided that this large brass washer would work.|
|The new drain assembly, ready to install.|
|I used a closed cell foam gasket that I cut to fit. that material would seal my drain connection without adding undue force to the vintage china surface.|
|Another happy ending.|
Rising to the challenge of such a unique request makes the job very special.