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Old 10-18-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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The cold side is leaking when I turn this on, I'd like to take cap/cover off so does anyone know how to get it off? I tried unscrewing it but it will not move and was afraid to put too much force on it as I'm uncertain that this is how it comes off and don't want to break anything since bathroom model is minimum one year off.

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Should be a nut in the middle of the star handle.

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There is a nut in middle of star handle to take that off, I should have mentioned that in original post. This has nothing to do with the cover I am trying to take off.
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opps I should have mentioned that there is no set/lock screw on the cap/cover anywhere.
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Handle has to come first, then run a blade around cover. Sometimes they are silicon or glued on.
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Yes everyone I realize that the handle has to come off, my apologies for not saying that I know and did that. How does the cover come off? Cover or whatever it is actually called will not come off, does it screw off or pull straight out? Guessing it screws as I don't see anything holding it down in place. thank you for any help
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It's hard to tell from your picture, but they are probably siliconed on. They will likely feel like they won't come off at first, until the first tear starts. Then it's easy.

Of course, since you said there's no set screw, assuming that you've checked the bottom for one. (opposite to camera)

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Yes first thing I did was check for set screw everywhere, nothing there. Tried to remove the two others figuring this one has some calcium built up so may be hardest but had no luck with them. As you can see they are old so realize are probably on there good but like I said before I start putting any kind of serious force want to make sure I'm not doing something that will break it. I'll grab my picks and see what comes about.

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Relieve the bond by pushing a double edge razor blade with a pair of pliers. Less chance of damaging the tile.
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Pretty sure that those escutcheons (covers) screw off. As others have said, run a utility knife around the edge to insure that any caulking or silicone has been separated. Then turn counter clockwise. Use a strap wrench (on the edge next to the wall) if your grip is not strong enough.

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Hkstroud thank ˙ou for answering the question that I asked. I finally got it off it didn't screw off, apparently they do not make these valves anymore so I found a $3 gasket that fit. Reassembled no leak!
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I just finished Googling around trying to confirm that what you have is American Standard. Granted "old" American Standard, from the 1950's.

See, I can remember that far back.

Guess what, parts can be found.

https://deabath.com/Faucet_and_Fauce...ower_kits.html

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I just finished Googling around trying to confirm that what you have is American Standard. Granted "old" American Standard, from the 1950's.

See, I can remember that far back.

Guess what, parts can be found.

https://deabath.com/Faucet_and_Fauce...ower_kits.html
They aren't cheap, but wow! Cool find!

Cheers!
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Ugh just read my last response and typo...meant to say that it "did" screw off not didn't.

Great find hkstroud thank you, I'll take a look at link. Bathroom will be renovated but just not certain of when, need to do kitchen first (please let this be a good bonus year).
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Ugh just read my last response and typo...meant to say that it "did" screw off not didn't.
Thanks. I was beginning to wonder about my memory.
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