Change bathtub handles

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Deb Valcq, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Deb Valcq

    Deb Valcq New Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    I am replacing my brass fixtures in my bathroom and have been able to remove the tub handles, but there are 2 brass nipples which contain the cartridges for the water and I would like to change those out. I have tried everything to get those off. Sprayed with lubricant, vice grips, everything, you name it. Do they even come off? Please help. Thanks.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2014
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2013
    I suggest posting a photo of what you are talking about, 800 pixels or less, for somebody who might know.
    I doubt that "housing for the water" is descriptive enough.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    YOu do know that whatever you try to use for a replacement HAS to be by the same manufacturer as the existing faucet, and sometimes even the same model.
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