Handle removal difficulty

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by AcidWater, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. AcidWater

    AcidWater Member

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    Diverter handle, 2 valve type. Puller keeps slipping off; the bezel behind it has a large diameter & the "L" shaped meta hookl keeps slipping away.

    Drilled it out, 1/8" drill, 6" deep and still stuck.

    Next step a torch.

    Isn't there a better type of handle puller tool?

    Been on there AFAIK since circa 1966... scum, or maybe originally forced & swaged on ???
     
  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet In the Trades

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    Some handle pullers are just too lightweight for the more challenging jobs. You may be able to put a clamp of some sort
    on the puller arms to keep them in place.
     
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