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Old 01-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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How to loosen soft metal faucet assembly without scratching metal


I need to remove the handle from my bathroom sink faucet in order to replace the ceramic disc cartridge. My problem -- I cannot figure our how to grip the faucet assembly with a wrench in order to loosen the assembly without scratching the soft metal.

This problem is best illustrated with the two attached pictures.

Any suggestions? Thank you.
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Does that handle really loosen that way, or is there a nut underneath that turns to loosen it?

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Check for a small set screw at the base of the handle.
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A good rubber strap wrench usually works for me----
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The handle has to come off first.
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A good rubber strap wrench usually works for me----
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Strap wrenches are pretty effective if the strap is really clean.

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The handle has to come off first.

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