Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rio Grande Thermostatic Clawfoot Tub Faucet: A Thermostatic Clawfoot Tub Faucet Done Well

Strom Plumbing Rio Grande
Thermostactic Clawfoot Tub Faucet

The Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet is named after a big river.  In fact, the Rio Grande river is so big that its name literally means "big river" in Spanish.  Is the Rio Grande moniker symbolic to the Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet?  Not really.  The Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet is manufactured by Strom Plumbing and Strom Plumbing names all of its faucet series after rivers.  The rationale for naming faucet series after rivers is that Strom means "stream" or "river" in the Strom family's native land of Norway.  The Strom Plumbing faucets with a shepherd's hook style spout, including the Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet, are all part of the faucet series named after the Rio Grande River.

Although its name might not have special meaning, the Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet is a remarkable clawfoot tub faucet.  For a thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet, the Rio Grande faucet is a relatively compact faucet.  This makes the tub wall mounted version of this faucet a great choice for smaller clawfoot tubs where space inside the walls of the tub come at a premium.  The arched spout of the Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet projects up and over verses the down and out approach of most thermostatic tub faucets.  It is one of the most code-compliant clawfoot tub faucets on the market because not only does it have the anti-scald thermostatic valve, integrated pressure balance, and integrated anti-siphon, it also has a spout that extends above the flood plain (tub rim).  The Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet is available with a handheld shower (which will increase its' profile and price) and can be configured for mounting on a tub wall, on a tub rim, on a flat wall, or on freestanding supply lines.

In Mexico, the Rio Grande River is known as Rio Bravo.  In English, the word "bravo" is used to applaud a job well done. The Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog says "bravo" to Strom Plumbing for the Rio Grande thermostatic clawfoot tub faucet.

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