I was able to pry/pull off the handle for my shower, and it mounts onto
a T-shaped plastic arm that is the control arm (?). It's a single knob
style, with a chrome plate around it.
I'd like to replace the handle. So I took it to HD, but two plumbing
guys there both looked at it and said "no" - it's not compatible with
what they sell. I don't know the brand, unfortunately.
Any suggestions for online shops, or how else to find compatible
completely so I have a small, constant drip. I was going to pull it
apart and replace the appropriate parts but I can't get the stupid
handle off to even begin. I tried injecting vinegar in to remove any
mineral buildup but it didn't make any difference. I was thinking of
trying CLR. Did you use any special tool or did your handle just come
off easily? If so, I'm jealous! 8-)
Thanks in advance.
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Mine had a smaller plastic plate in the center that pried off
(fingernail or flathead into joint, pull), then the whole handle itself
pulled straight off. Not hard, you just have to know where to pry.
Unfortunately when I took it to a "real" plumbing store, turns out my
only option is replacement with the same $25 handle (which, instead of
selling, they suggested I just use vinegar to clean the old one. Good
shop!), or total replacement of the valve ($$$).
A small constant drip might be a bigger or more intenal problem, tho.
I'm no plumber, nor do I play one on TV.
Recently one of my shower knobs also needed replacement and the
showerhead started to drip until it finally drove me crazy.
The faucet assembly was a Delta unit but one that HD did not have any
I ultimately visited a local hardware store who did have an original
valve assembly. The new knob was only about $5, the valve assembly
about $35 but there is no longer any drip, the knob look like new
(well it is) and it turns well.
Point is, sometimes it pays to spend for OEM parts because most often
you get what you pay for.
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