This is a blog article about how to get rid of the Moen ancient-style faucet handle. The steps involved in changing out the faucet are detailed in this article and will help you better time.
What do you need to unscrew?
If you have a Moen bathroom faucet with a Plastic handle, there are three screws that need to be removed in order to remove the handle. If you have a Moen Faucet with a Metal Handle, there are six screws that need to be removed in order to remove the handle.
How to remove the Moen handle in 5 minutes or less
If you are looking to replace your Moen bathroom faucet handle, there is a quick and easy way to do it. All you need is a pair of pliers and some time. Let’s take a look:
First, remove the screws that hold the handle to the faucet. There are usually two screws on each side of the handle.
Next, use your pliers to remove the handle from the faucet. It should come off easily in one piece.
Now you can replace your old handle with a new one. Just plug the new handle into the corresponding screw on the faucet and you’re done!
How to refinish the threads
If your Moen bathroom faucet handle is starting to look old and tired, there’s no need to replace it. You can refinish the threads on the handle yourself, giving it a new lease of life. Here’s how:
-New faucet handle
-Ruler or measuring tape
-Paintbrush or wire brush
-Sandpaper (fine and medium)
-Laser level or spirit level
-Wood oil or grease pencil
-Stiles (or other appropriate hardware)
-Step 1: Choose your supplies. First, you’ll need the new faucet handle. This could be a replacement part if your current one is broken or worn out, or it may be a new installation if you’re transferring the handles from an existing fixture. Next, you’ll need thread sealant. This is a type of adhesive that will be able to keep the threads on the handle from deteriorating over time. Finally, you’ll need wood oil or grease pencil. This will be used
General tips for refinishing
Tips for removing Moen bathroom faucet handles:
1. Use a putty knife to pare away any of the attached trim around the handle. Use a wire brush to clean any debris off the surface of the handle.
2. Apply a thin layer of plumbers putty to the back of the handle where it attaches to the faucet body. Press down firmly on the putty and use a plastic sanding block to smooth it out.
3. Hold onto the top part of the handle and use a hacksaw to cut around the base of the handle where it attaches to the faucet body. Ministry a liberal coating of boiling water over the cut, then let it cool before tightening down all of the screws.
4. Once all screws are tightened, wet sand with 220-grit sandpaper until smooth. Re-coat with PLASTER PUTTY if needed and allow to dry (at least 24 hours).