We have an old bear claw bath that has one of those shower single faucet tap
arrangements. If you look behind the bath the hot and cold pipes go into the
rear and there is single spout at the front. On each side of the spout is a
tap fitting that rotates about 270 degrees, you use these to get the temp
you want. Our hot water tap is dripping and we want to stop it, the problem
is that we can't get the tap cover off to get at the gasket. We can remove
the screw holding it on BUT when we try to pull it off it won't budge. How
do we get the tap cover off?
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at
his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.
Buy a "handle puller". Will remove the handle without damage.
First, turn the handle so the tap is part way open.
Under the handle, you'll find a large bonnet nut.
Loosen that and the stem can be unscrewed to replace the washer.
Be sure to carefully inspect the "seat" inside the faucet.
If it is scored or eroded, new washers won't last.
Not exactly your setup, but there is a helpful article here:
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