COMMUNITY FORUM

wrightrj

04:56PM | 09/02/04
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We have a 10-year-old Price Pfister bathroom faucet that is VERY hard to pull on and off. (A picture of this faucet is at: http://members.accessbee.com/wrightrj/faucet/faucet.html ) I would rather not have to replace the whole faucet if I don't have to. I've tried removing the knob and lubing the little mechanism that's sticking out with plumbers grease, but that doesn't help. This faucet is in a bathroom that has his & her sinks, so if I replace one faucet, then I have to replace the other one, too. (The other one works fine.) My husband and I have both tried pulling the mechanism out with vice grip pliers, but it wouldn't budge. Can anyone offer some ideas that might help?

LonnythePlumber

07:43PM | 09/02/04
Yuck. That picture is gross. I had to go wash my hands after seeing that lube job. It appears you have not taken off the retaining ring. Like trying to remove a wheel with the lug nuts still on.

You should replace the cartridges in your faucets. They're good ones and repairable.

wrightrj

09:44AM | 09/03/04
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
Ha ha ha, so sorry to gross you out, Lonny! I did what you said, removed the retaining ring, and voila... the cartridge pulled right out! Now I just have to make a trip to the hardware store. Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate it!

LonnythePlumber

10:14AM | 09/03/04
You're welcome. Thank you for participating in this Bob Villa volunteer forum.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1