faucet handles: cant take old ones off

Old 03-13-06, 11:58 AM
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faucet handles: cant take old ones off

my only access to the handle is the screw located behind the small chrome cap that has the letters H and C on them.once i take that screw out i still cant remove them. please help i really need to take a shower.
Old 03-13-06, 12:34 PM
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cheese62, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Calcium deposits build up between the stem and handle and make it quite hard to remove. You can try soaking a rag in vinegar and wrapping it around the handle for a few hours. Otherwise you will have to purchase a handle puller. Similar to a bearing puller. About $10 at Home Centers. Good luck.

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