home improvement


Question by  kim (23)

What is the process of replacing a shower faucet handle?

I need to replace my shower head faucet.


Answer by  MrHardware (369)

Remove screw cover from center of handle. Remove screw. Pull handle off valve stem. If handle does not remove easily, spray with bathroom lime scale remover or white vinegar and try again. If handle won't come off, you may need to use a handle puller tool. New handle must match spline on valve stem or use an adapter.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

The tub faucet is removed by inserting a long thick rod or pipe into the opening and gently turning counter-clockwise. The handles have a retaining screw normally located underneath either the plastic dime sized covering marked "H" or "C" or at the base of the handle near the tub wall.


Answer by  Naimad (98)

You must take the middle screw of the Faucet Handle and then Pull, you need some strength for this then just make sure the new one fits.


Answer by  tschu (417)

Frist you must remove the exsisting shower head. Be sure to hold the plumbing pipe when unswrewing so pipe doesnt break. Clean the pipe threads on the plumbing pipe. Wrap pipe threads with tephlon tape and srew on new shower head by hand. Turn on water and check for leaks.

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