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Old 07-08-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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faucets glued to sink and cannot turn to get it off


I have a 2 handle bathroom faucet. i need to replace the insides but I cannot get the handle to come off. It should turn off but appears to have been sealed to the granite countertop. Any ideas on how to get it off ?
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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Lets see, we have no picture so we can not see what your seeing.
What's removing the handles have to do with being glued to the counter top?
Handles are never glued to the top or even glued on to anything.
Most double handles have a plastic cap in the center of the handle that pops off and exposes the screw that needs to be removed to remove the handle.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #3
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Some kohlers were just incomprehensible. But its website is pretty good about parts/installation pdf. Some moens had a trim ring independent of the handle. This ring held finish body down. Strap wrench can work but may crush the trim. Plumber putty can harden but usually breaks with enough force. Silicon may have to be cut away or if you can, slip a razor to cut the bond. Some faucet holes were filled with silicon and that usually meant removing the whole body. Careful you don't lift the whole countertop with it.
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