I had posted before about a faucet cap I have and how to get it off so I
can get to the diverter in my ball-type faucet. There was some
speculation that it wouldn't come off, but my model looks like the cap
is its own part with its own removal. I can't get it off. I tried
liquid wrench along with whacking it with a hammer, along with trying to
lightly chisel in underneath to loosen the grime. Finally, I warmed up
the faucet with hot water for a minute. No go. I think I must remove
it the hard way.
I've heard of some folks cutting them off, but there are problems with
the threading. Has anybody here done this before? I was going to get a
new cap and do this at a time of day when I can get a replacement faucet
still--just in case. I figured lightly going at it with some metal
cutoff wheels on my Dremel should get a cut into it without destroying
the threading. It would be a different story if I press too hard on it.
How strong is chrome/chrome-plated faucet parts against a Dremel?
I used a Dremel tool on a three-handled shower faucet. Darn thing was stuck
for years. I'd say it was daring, but if the new stems didn't fit I would
need to open the wall. If it's a Kitchen sink, don't bother unless it's
what brand model faucet? you might find repair blowup at mfr website.
i've done similar repair to an early 90's american standard ceramic cart faucet.
the instructions were a bit vague, said something like, "remove" cap. wow. that
i tried a strap wrench, which slightly crushed a less visible location, but
didn't "remove" the
cover. then i realized it would loosen (then come off) when i pried upward with
a bit of effort.
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