Please excuse my ignorant question here, I am not a handyman.
I have a washerless Delta ball-handle faucet in my bathroom
(http://www.deltafaucet.com/custserv/pdfs/lsh.pdf - it's the one on
In recent weeks, the faucet has started sporadically leaking a thin
stream of water with black specks in it from the back of the faucet
handle. It's just a small stream, the only way I notice it is because
it forms a puddle on the back of the sink. This happens maybe 25% of
the time I use the faucet.
My first question is what do you suggest I repair? The diagram above
suggests a kit called RP3614, if I'm interpreting that right.
My second question is much more elementary. I was able to pop off the
hot/cold indicator cap from the faucet. I was able to remove the
screw under the cap, the one that holds the ball handle in place. But
then what? Even with a moderate-to-strong amount of force pulling
upward, I can't get the ball handle off. What's the trick to removing