My house was built in 1927. The fixtures in the shower are original to the house. The shower drips—the valves need to have the washers replaced.
The plumber takes the valve to the plumbing supply place to get a washer. He is told "They don't make those any more," so he tells me I have to replace the whole fixture (expensive job, holes in walls, etc.)
Really? I have to replace several hundred dollars worth of plumbing because I can't get a couple of 25¢ rubber donuts?
Is it that they "don't make 'em anymore" or is it that you have to order them from a specialty place? Is 86 just a good long life for a plumbing fixture, and I should let it go peacefully?
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.