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Old 05-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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I have a townhouse that was built about 11 years ago. We are looking to put the place on the market and I figured that changing the faucets in the bathrooms would be a little something we could do to make it look nicer. Currently, the faucets all have those ugly clear plastic handles made by price pfister. Two of the bathrooms have a single handle faucet which i am fairly confident that I can remove and replace myself. The master bath has a three whole configuration which is the area proving to be problematic.

Ideally, I would like to just replace the clear plastic handles for something more modern but that doesnt seem possible. All the replacement stuff at the store looks just as cheap. Also, if I take the clear plastic handle off I am looking at the spline and the metal collar which does not come off. There is a hard plastic amber colored insert that keeps the collar down tight. If I could get this collar up, there are aftermarket faucet handles with metal collars that would fit. I took a look underneath and the faucets are tightened down with very thin brass "nuts" that do not look easy to remove. It does not look like a wrench would get around them as they are thin like a washer and there is no tightening screw that I can see. I have searched the interwebs looking for something similar but to no avail.

Anyone have any experience in this kind of thing that could offer any tips?

here is a link to photos. http://imgur.com/a/6Ruik

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Yes we can tell you how to change the faucet, but first, contact a realtor and have them come through and tell you what to do to make the town home more attractive to the buyer.

You may discover that to you while it may look ugly, to a buyer they may not even notice it, there by wasting time and your money.

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It doesn't look like a basin wrench would fit in there, but you might get lucky with a large pair of slip joint pliers.



Then have someone either hold from the top, or unscrew from above. With the water shutoff and drained, of course.
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it could be the type were you unscrew the top escutcheon and valve will just fall into cabinet
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