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cody21 05-22-2010 04:48 PM

Stubborn Handle on Hot Water valve
I'm stumped on this. The Hot Water handle in my shower just refuses to come off. I removed the center screw and the darn thing just refuses to release from the valve. (I was able to finaly get the Cold Water one off, so I see hot it "fits" into the knotches of the valve.) There is clearly some mineral build-up that is causing this thing to grip onto the valve assembly.

What are my choices to get this thing removed? I was thinking some CLR to hopefully clear the mineral deposits - but I can't figure out how to get it into the rear of the handle.

The other thought I had was to just take a hack-saw to it and replace both handles (to match).

Are there special tools to remove these handles?

Just Bill 05-23-2010 06:40 AM

There are inexpensive pullers for removing stubborn handles, available at home and hardware stores.

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