how do i remove this price pfister handle?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by d0u6, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    there was a small screw that appears to have kept the handle on the stem but its gone and pretty well corroded. i tried pb blaster without luck. the cold side had the screw still in place and after removing it its just as stuck as the the hot. the spout has both price pfister stamped on it along with crane.

    im trying to remove handles so i can rebuild the stems. any suggestions?

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    They make handle pullers for that.
  3. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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  4. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    right!

    i got so used to always using
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    that i forgot all about these kind
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    thanks!
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    handle

    That does not look like any PricePfister faucet I have ever seen. More likely a Crane/Repcal. A hammer type handle puller or tapping on the back of the handle with a small hammer are about the only ways to get it off.
  6. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Since there's no through hole on the handle, I don't see how either of the pullers shown would work with that handle. What would work?
  7. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    The handle is a slide hammer!
  8. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    your right about it being crane. spout has crane stamped on it. im not sure why i thought i read price pfister!
  9. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Heat and a leather glove will remove it also...but not to much heat...
  10. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    got the cold handle off with a little work but the hot side appears to be frozen. i cant get it to move even slightly.

    heat is the next step? anything else?
  11. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    no luck with heat.
  12. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    When heating apply heat to the handle and keep the stem cool. the tap tap with a hammer.
  13. d0u6

    d0u6 New Member

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    finally got the bugger off. took heat hammering heat hammering, ect. took a while! eventually started to move though.

    thanks for help!
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