Allen wrench set
Alligator vice gripsPhillips screwdriver
While doing my check list from a local Realtor, the master bathroom faucets handles on the master vanity and tub where loose. The handles worked fine but both the cold and hot were loose.
This post show the six steps needed to repair these tub handles.
Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows the handle screw on the top of the handle is loose.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows Alligator Vice Grips® were used to turn the top screw counterclockwise thus removing the screw from the handle base.
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the screw in inside the base cover and the decorative plastic cover is on the right.
|Fig.2 Handle top nut|
|Fig.3 Handle base|
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the screw is being placed in the center of the handle and tightened tub handles have been adjusted.
Step 6: Ninety percent of bathroom and tub faucets are going to have a Phillips screw in the center of the handle. But on custom unpopular bathroom faucets it can be a simple Allen screw in the center or an Allen screw on the sides of the handle. To adjust these screws an Allen wrench set is needed and a must for all plumbing repairs.
|Fig.4 Screw installation|
|Fig.5 Job finished|
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