The hot water valve for my shower leaks, which is probably just the
stem washer. But... I can't get the handle off! The shower assembly
probably dates from 1953, when the house was built.
I took out the screw that goes through the center of the valve,
expecting to then pull the handle off, like every other old faucet
I've encountered. The dumb thing will not budge. (I've yanked on it
pretty hard, but can't really put great leverage on it, since that
would probably crack the tile behind it.
Either the thing is REALLY stuck or I'm missing some little trick.
There's no brand name on this unit, but it's just the usual hot and
cold valves with the diverter in between.
Thanks in advance