I posted a couple of days ago about replacing a washer on a tap (faucet
for you 'merkins). I was stymied by the lack of an obvious way to get
the handle off in the absence of any visible means of removal and in the
presence of a glued piece of granite where I thought a screw should be.
The consensus of the group was that the granite has been placed post
facto by a decorator.
I am pleased to report that you guys were right, and that although the
little piece of granite did break (despite our use of Jeff's suggestion
to heat it up with a hair dryer first - epoxied on DOH!), it did in fact
conceal the screw and the handle was removed without incident.
Of of course it concealed a cartridge type of assembly..(note to the
pedantic among you - I may not have the right term, forgive me)..so now
we have to look all over hells half acre for a replacement, as it wasn't
at the local hardware store.
However I expect that since reassembly was straightforward (to let them
turn the water back on for the weekend so we can do the big hunt at a
more mutually convenient time), reassembly with the replacement part
should be equally straightforward.