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Old 04-05-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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I need to remove my bathtub faucet handles in order to repair a leaky faucet. The cross handles are from the late 1930's and are likely American Standard. They do not have a set screw or a button cover on the front, just solid metal. Behind the handle is a nut, but it appears to be connected to the handle as one piece. Please see pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated.







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Loosen the nut behind the handle and the handle will pull off.



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Thanks for the info. I was able to get the handle off! Unfortunately I broke the end of the stem in the process. Now I need to purchase a replacement stem, but I haven't had any luck finding a stem with a THREADED end instead of a splined end. Both the handle and nut thread onto the end of this stem. Has anyone seen this before, or know the manufacturer? Thanks for any insights on this one.

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Some of the experts here can easily identify a stem, provided you take a few pictures of it. Please post up a few pics and see if they can help you.

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This is the broken stem.



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This is the unbroken stem. It is 6 inches long. Thanks!



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With the stem out you may find on one this site. Hope this helps.
http://www.kissler.com/Downloads/Stems.pdf



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