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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.





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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.





Yes, heat the handle with small torch.
Wear eye protection!!

Get a tapered seat wrench tool.
You hammer the thing into a munged up seat
and then put a wrench to it. Usually works...

Use pipe dope or Loctite on the new seats.

Jim
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On Mar 20, 10:39*am, " Frank" wrote:
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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.


If you are reluctant to dig into the wall and do a total replacement,
then the logical thing is to hire someone to do just that. Seems to me
that age and corrosion have made that step about the only choice.
Whatever, good luck.

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On Mar 20, 8:39 am, " Frank" wrote:
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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.


If the handle has a screw hole on the center of it then you can try a
"handle-puller". If the probe on the puller is too short to reach the
stem then use a hex head screw to extend the reach-those black metal
screws that you need an allen wrench for. Put the screw in and then
use the puller on the head of the screw for leverage.
If the handle doesn't have a screw hole then you may need to use a
gear spreader. I got one from Harbor Freight at a good price.
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http://www.doityourself.com/invt/5431978

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.






Holy Crap. That link is exactly what I need for the corroded handles and
escutcheonescus on showers I have. I didn't know they made those kits. I
believe they are even Price Pfister.

Can anyone tell me how to verify what I have is a Price Pfister???


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http://www.doityourself.com/invt/5431978

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.

http://www.antonline.com/p_39619-PG_395006.htm
32.56 + 9.48 (shipping but no tax)
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...il=&lpage=none
34.97 + local sales tax (sales tax but no shipping delivered to store
for pickup)
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Holy Crap. That link is exactly what I need for the corroded handles and
escutcheonescus on showers I have. I didn't know they made those kits. I
believe they are even Price Pfister.

Can anyone tell me how to verify what I have is a Price Pfister???


buying parts ahead of time from a picture is an iffy proposition. I usually
pull the parts on a Saturday morning, and then hit the local hardware store.

If you do this you can match up the new to the old parts exactly.


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Holy Crap. That link is exactly what I need for the corroded handles
and escutcheonescus on showers I have. I didn't know they made those
kits. I believe they are even Price Pfister.

Can anyone tell me how to verify what I have is a Price Pfister???


buying parts ahead of time from a picture is an iffy proposition. I
usually pull the parts on a Saturday morning, and then hit the local
hardware store.

If you do this you can match up the new to the old parts exactly.



Yea, especially those stems. When I was in Lowes, over half the remodel
pkgs were opened and taped up.

I'll pull a stem, bring it in and match to the samples then take it from
there - basically what you do.
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On Mar 24, 9:33*am, Red Green wrote:
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Holy Crap. That link is exactly what I need for the corroded handles
and escutcheonescus on showers I have. I didn't know they made those
kits. I believe they are even Price Pfister.


Can anyone tell me how to verify what I have is a Price Pfister???


buying parts ahead of time from a picture is an iffy proposition. *I
usually pull the parts on a Saturday morning, and then hit the local
hardware store.


If you do this you can match up the new to the old parts exactly.


Yea, especially those stems. When I was in Lowes, over half the remodel
pkgs were opened and taped up.

I'll pull a stem, bring it in and match to the samples then take it from
there - basically what you do.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Avoid the big box stores for these types of parts.

Find a local hardware store - or better yet, a contractor's supply
counter. Many times you'll find these at the back of a kitchen and
bath showroom, usually with a separate entrance near the loading
docks. Parts and knowledge in one location - Sweet!

Replace "kitchen and bath showroom" with "lighting showroom" and
you'll know where to buy your electrical supplies.

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