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  1. #1
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    Default leaky bath faucet

    My faucet is leaking in the bathroom becausethe phillips head screws are flatten and i can't get them loose.is there help for me. Cot123

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    Default Re: leaky bath faucet

    If you know the brand and know that you can get a replacement handle for it, you can cut the handle off at the screw to allow access with pliers of vice grips to grab and remove the screw. Notice I said to cut the handle AT the screw, because you want to remove the screw, not cut the end of the valve off. You could also cut a slot into the screw head and use a flat tipped screwdriver to remove it.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: leaky bath faucet

    If thatís the case, you may need to replace the entire faucet. Iíve been in that situation a few months ago and I had no choice but to remove the faucet. It was the best decision and Iím thankful that I was able to replace my old leaky faucet with a new one.
    Last edited by marf1273; 08-17-2009 at 05:10 AM.

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    Default Re: leaky bath faucet

    You could also try a grab-it bit. One side of this bit is used to grind out a small divet into the head of the screw. Then turn the bit over and this side grabs into the divet and backs the screw out. I have used them successfully many times. The bits can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.
    Best, Mark

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