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We have an old home and would like to keep with the period where possible. I have a marble vanity top with individual faucets for hot and cold rather than a single spigot for both. I can buy brand new replacement faucets that look exactly correct. Does anyone know if that is allowed by current plumbing code?

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Plumbing code is generally unconcerned with the style of whatever fixture you choose to install, only that the fixture work properly and be installed properly.

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Standard bathroom faucets come in versions that have the faucet handles on 4" centers, 8" centers, or separate pieces that can be placed at any distance apart.

I have never heard of a jurisdiction whose building codes require a specific distance for handle centers. But to be certain, check with the local plumber who will be installing the fixture.

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The first part of your answer is true, but doesn't seem relevant to the question. – The Evil Greebo Jul 31 '14 at 16:06
The Q & A is meant to have relevance beyond the original OP. Thought it might help others. – bib Jul 31 '14 at 17:25

Plumbing code allows this. Styles are not covered under building codes, generally safety and quality are what building codes are after.

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