Can anyone identify a way to remove these handles?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by dangros, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. dangros

    dangros New Member

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    We just purchased a house which has a leaky faucet. I tried to turn it off but the handle just continues to turn w/o stopping and it made the faucet leak worse. I had to turn it off at the main. I took an image of the handles.
    To make matters worse, when I lift up on the handle, I can feel it pull and stretch on the pipes below the tile. Any idea how I can remove these and safely install a new set?
    crapyFaucet.jpg
  2. kcodyjr

    kcodyjr New Member

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    That looks like a set screw on the back of the faucet. There should be on on each of the handles somewhere, too.

    On the handles, it might be under a cap at the very top, if it isn't visible elsewhere.
  3. dangros

    dangros New Member

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    no set screw that I can find. There is a top that pops off but I just see a threaded hole and what appears to be the end of a screw in it. The handle ends screw off but when you look in there you see the attached. I've also popped off the top cap and included that image as well.
    But I dont see a way to pull this thing out. I dont want to pull too hard b/c I can tell it's attached to the pipes and any force, yanks on the pipes due to the terrible install from the previous owner who must of taken every shortcut in the book

    BrokenBathHandle.jpg
    TopOfHandle.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
  4. kcodyjr

    kcodyjr New Member

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    That upper image is looking down the handle end? Does that little whackadoodle turn?
  5. dangros

    dangros New Member

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  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The chrome "dome" thing under the handle may unscrew and remove the handle with it.
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