A neighbor asked me to look at her shower handles to see about replacing
them. They are very basic chrome cross handles, hot, cold and center.
Hard to say how old, I'm guess well over 20 years.
I unscrewed the center caps (yes, they were threaded) and found that
none of the handles had a screw holding the handle to the stem. Of
course, the handles didn't just pop off either.
So what am I looking at? Handles that have simply become one with the
stem, hopefully removable with a handle puller, or is there some other
way these handle might be attached?
If they are just stuck on, is there anything I can spray the handle with
to loosen up the connection before trying the puller?