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Obsolete Eljer Faucet Parts


Eljer Shelfback Retrim Kit
Here at Bathroom Machineries, we live to make old plumbing fixtures new again.  When replacement parts simply no longer exist, we regard this as a challenge.  Several years ago, we created our Standard retrim kits, and we can’t keep them on the shelves.  But, every now and then, we would have a customer who bought one of our Standard kits and it wouldn’t work because the customer had an Eljer sink.  Until now, there just wasn’t much we could do.  Not anymore!
Our Eljer kit consists of two extended length Eljer stems, seats, escutcheons and handles, all pictured below.  The above photo shows our kit installed on an Eljer sink.  The handle will extend out approximately 3/4” further into the sink, this is to accommodate the longer escutcheon.  This kit works on both corner shelfback sinks and regular wall mount shelf back sinks.  Sorry, spouts and trip waste levers aren’t available, but we can replate yours.


86-EL711KIT Eljer Shelfback retrim kit  139.00 addtocartmini

How to tell if you have an Eljer brand shelfback sink:
Eljer wasn’t terribly good at marking their porcelain.  It’s not unusual for these sinks to not have any markings at all!  If there are marks, the Eljer logo is usually a stamped oval about 2” long with some (usually badly blurred) writing inside it,  This mark is embossed into the porcelain, and is not an ink mark.
The other way to tell is the stem.  Eljer stems have 16 splines on the handle end of the stem, and they will look like a shorter version of the stem pictured just above.  Also, the original escutcheons are made of zinc and screw directly onto the stem.  Original handles are retained by a set screw on the side of the handle and can be extremely dificult to remove.  Occasionally, the name “Eljer” will be stamped into the drain stopper.

Eljer and Standard weren’t the only manufacturers of Shelfback sinks.  Both Briggs and Kohler also made Shelfbacks.  If you are unsure of who made your sink, snap a photo of it and e-mail it to info@deabath.com.  Our plumbers can usually tell who made the sink from a photo of the sink and another of the stem.  We do also carry parts for Briggs shelfbacks, click here to take a look.

Eljer made many other stems, if you are looking for an Eljer stem and cannot find it anywhere, e-mail us a photo of it.  The odds are pretty good we can get you the stem you are looking for.


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