Re: bathtub faucet handles with no screws
Posted by steve the plumber on January 04, 2004 at 18:01:50:
In response to Re: bathtub faucet handles with no screws
I've seen European faucets like HansGrohe, and DornBracht use a plastic clip on top of the faucet stem that holds the handle in place. The first time I saw it I thought it was a cheap system, but I have never had a problem with them. To get the handle off you simply pull hard. I've also seen on old Kohler 3-handle t/s sets that the handle is screwed to the base from inside the hub. You would need un-screw the hub, then the handle comes right off. Hope this helps. : 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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