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 set screw in faucet stripped
Author: regaldozer (NY)

The set screw in my Delta Tub faucet apprears to be stripped. I need to remove the handle to replace the cartridge. What to do?

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: redwood (CT)

I would try a new, good quality allen wrench the proper size before giving up. If that will not work it will have to be drilled out. The allen screw will be of a hardened material and I would recommend a cobalt bit. You will need a new handle!

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

You could be using the wrong size wrench or it could be a metric set screw. When all else fails, a drill with a steady hand. After the handle is removed you replace the cartridge and set screw.

Best Wishes

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: regaldozer (NY)

tried metric and std. was told by Delta it should be a 1/8 standard. That gripped nothing.

Looks like i'll be drilling. how big of a bit if the set screw was supposed to be 1/8"

and I'll be buying a new handle for sure....

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: redwood (CT)

Big enough to remove the screw. Whatever that size would be.

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: dlh (TX)

the screw is larger than 1/8" since that is the size allen wrench you should have been able to use.

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: packy (MA)

put some grease on the new screw before you tighten it in.

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 Re: set screw in faucet stripped
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

Easier if you drill a small hole...maybe 1/16", the follow that with whatever size will take out the meat.

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