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Default Repair old tub faucet problems

" Frank" wrote in

I hate those type of faucets but its for my MIL's house, an hour plus
away. I was able to remove two of the metal handles but the third
won't budge even with a puller. I squirted WD40 and tap on it for an
hour and than I gave up - should have bought my touch. What do you
guys do to remove the handle?

One of the seats won't come out with the seat wrench. Old seat where
the square hole could have been mangled by a previous repair attempt
(or just too old and crumpled) so the seat wrench wasn't able to grip
into it. I'll try a bolt extractor next time. What else would you guys
do short of knocking the wall out and replace the whole unit?

I didn't have all the anticipated tools with me, but as it usually
goes the tools I needed is the one I didn't bring.

Not sure if you ordered those online or just posted the link to show an
example. Like I said, I'm gonna get a couple of these kits. Checking
Google I found a couple of places with a better price. Taking into
account shipping & tax actually Lowes came in best.
32.56 + 9.48 (shipping but no tax)
34.97 + local sales tax (sales tax but no shipping delivered to store
for pickup)