Question about Plumbing
Double handle controls, correct? Stamped metal? Thin and can be fragile, but will take some abuse. Okay, take a putty knife, or thin blade flat screwdriver, and place it in the groove that should be about 1/8" inch from the faucet handle top, hold that at about 25 degree angle, and strike the handle of the putty knife or screwdriver lightly. I don't mean a touch like tap, but don't take a mighty swing at it either, Just a little tap, or two, and any corrosion, rust, ect. should let go and the cover should raise a bit. In the alternative, if you can't get them to move or pop off, you can drill through the top of the handle with a 1/2" bit, and reach the phillips screws that hold the handle on that way. replacement knobs are available at Lowes, Home Depot, 84 Lumber, ect. But if the covers are stuck that tightly, then the handles probably are too, I've actually had to use vise grips and destroy the handles to get them off, and then replace them. Just be a bit patient, and they should remove. And if you have to drill them, only drill through the cover plate. About 1/4" should do. Put a peice of masking tape on the drill bit about 1/4" from the end and drill slowly and stop when it goes through. Otherwise you may mess up the phillps head screw that lays underneath. The replacement handles are pretty inexpensive, and if yours are pitted, scarred, rusted, or lost their luster, these will brighten the faucet area nicely. Plan on spending around 6 to 8 dollars for replacement handles. Still, thats cheaper than a faucet replacement.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 03, 2017 | Plumbing
Nov 04, 2015 | Grohe 3427 Concetto Single Hole Bathroom...
Dec 18, 2014 | Jado Plumbing
Mar 23, 2011 | American Standard Ceramix Monoblock...
May 04, 2010 | Delta Faucet DELTA/PEERLESS FAUCET CO....
Mar 24, 2010 | Moen 7437 Chateau Single Hole Kitchen...
Nov 15, 2009 | Delta & Single Handle Shower Faucet
May 21, 2009 | Delta Faucet 2520 Classic 4'' Centerset...
Apr 07, 2009 | Delta & Single Handle Shower Faucet
Jan 30, 2009 | Price Pfister Marielle Kitchen Faucet with...
Jan 10, 2020 | Plumbing
Jan 10, 2020 | Plumbing
191 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!