bathtub faucet handles with no screws
Posted by Stephen Patrick on January 04, 2004 at 13:34:25:
I'm trying to fix a leaking bathtub faucet, but I cannot see how to take the handles off -- they are solid with no covering plates on the front and no set-screws on the sides. There is a nut at the base of the handles (between the handle and the escutcheon), and I can loosen this nut, but that doesn't seem to help. The escutcheons unscrew from the wall, but I can't get them off without getting the handles off.

I'm guessing these fixtures are as old as the house -- circa 1950.

Any advice? Everyone I've talked to insists that there must be a set-screw, but there really isn't.

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