09:39AM | 09/14/01
Member Since: 09/12/01
8 lifetime posts
The cold water handle for the bathtub faucet (it has separate hot and cold faucets) is frozen. It is still functional, but I cannot remove the handle to replace it. It was a pain in the neck to get the retaining screw out, it was stripped and rusted in place.

I got the screw off, but now the handle itself is frozen. I have tried liquid wrench and various means of forcing it off. Any suggestions on what to try next?

Jay J

09:51AM | 09/14/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi benrobin,

There is a tool, I believe, that you can buy that is a Puller of some sort. I'm not Plumber but visit a Plumbing Supply House (found in the YELLOW PAGES under PLUMBING - SUPPLIES) for help. Maybe someone here will 'come back' and tell you what it is. I could be thinking of something completely different but you have nothing to loose by asking the House.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


05:08PM | 11/17/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Benrobin,
The tool you seek is a Faucet handle puller. It can be found at Home Depot. However, I would utilize WD-40 first, as corrosion will complicate removal. Simply saturate the offending handle and wait at least 1/2 hour before attempting to remove the handle.
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