I have tried to see the messages and responses on regarding SEIZED FAUCET HANDLE from December 2003, but cannot pull up all the messages.
I have bathtub handles installed about 40 years ago that started leaking. The handle has a bonnet ,and the bonnet part slips over a round housing over the stem . I removed the screw but could not pull off the handle. Purchased a faucet handle puller, used it till I bent the middle screw part, have sprayed under the bonnet and in screw hole with WD-40, Liquid Wrench and Lime Away. Also have hammered with a rubber mallet. Both handles are stuck and I have tried all the above several times over the last 15 months . One of the answers I could see regarding seized handles mentioned if WD-40 failed, break out the torch. Is anyone familiar with using a torch to loosen faucet handles?
I would appreciate any other hints also.
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