Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Fanner
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Yikes, did you see this : "Extremely limited supply thanks to AB-1953. Will not be able to be sold to CA or VT after Jan 01, 2010. Production has ceased, and will not be restarted."

That was copied off of the description next to the "bridge faucet"! I'm half tempted to buy one just because they may become obsolete... And I am not in the market for a new faucet.
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Fanner: Pray tell, what is AB 1953? Sounds scary! Probably involves lead levels in the brass or something. Gosh, I really appreciate the EPA and FDA, all started with noble attempts at public safety, but they really have gone over the top with some of this stuff. In NJ I can only get certain floor finishes in quart cans for some idiotic reason. You can buy as many quarts as you want, but you can't get a gallon! :?
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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As I understand it, it is a relatively new California rule requiring not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead content in the metal if it is dispensing water intended for consumption. In our case, this faucet is being used in a powder room. The only one who drinks in there is the dog, and she sticks to all porcelain fixtures. :lol:

Also it is worth knowing that any faucet that was manufactured prior to 1/2010 may not be not in compliance. Nor is any faucet that has not been tested by an independent "ANSI-approved, third-party testing organization." Both the manufacturer and the third-party tester must provide proper documentation of this.

I, for one, am not going to worry about this.

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Fanner
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Sheesh, it's always something isn't it. Sometimes I do believe you can know *too much* :roll:
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I, for one, am not going to worry about this.

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I for two will not worry about this :)
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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I for one am TERRIFIED!!!! I am going to go at the bathroom right now with a sledgehammer to get the old faucets off(like the home improvement shows)and replace them (and the sinks and the tub)with new ones made of Vinyl. NOTHING can hurt me if everything around me is made of vinyl, right? You wonder if the government is in collusion with people who manufacture new building products...
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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You wonder if the government is in collusion with people who manufacture new building products...
You'd think so. With all the tax credits for vinyl windows, doors and siding (!) it would be hard to imagine anything else. Great thing is eventually, vinyl, which actually is some very nasty stuff, will become an issue with the EPA. Maybe then people will want the vinyl siding removed from their houses and the EPA will loosen up on lead paint abatement, and old houses everywhere will look proper again. :) One can dream.

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Drawer stops that make removing the drawer impossible?!? I mean we've had stops here since the 70s at least, but usually it's a matter of pushing down a lever on each side to get the drawer out if you want to do so - I most definitely appreciate not having it fall out if I happen to pull too far while absent-mindedly searching for something.
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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Yes, Tex, that is what we have. On our dresser, they're installed such that we would have to take the back off the dresser in order to remove them. (But that's not exactly advanced joinery; the back is glorified posterboard affixed with staples.) Yours, on the other hand, sound sensible, especially for those ball-bearing drawers that really shoot out.

When I was a child, I'd take the drawers out of my dresser (or rather I'd have my mother do it) and make it into a townhouse for my Barbie dolls.

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Some of the newer Ikea furniture might require full disassembly too, not sure (I got it from a friend, didn't assemble it myself).

Think I found the solution for the "individual taps issue" though.

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Re: Use of vintage pedestal sinks

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Texas_Ranger wrote:
Think I found the solution for the "individual taps issue" though.

http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.co ... o-more.jpg
:lol: Hahahaha, now that is what I call recycling! :lol:
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