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Two Handle 8" Wide Spread: Knob

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Two Handle 8" Wide Spread: Knob
A Two Handle 8" Wide Spread faucet will have a knob mounted on each side of the water spout. It may be a high-arc spout or low arc spout. The two handles will measure from 8-16" from the center of the hot water handle to the center of the cold water handle. The handles and spout each have their own separate base plates.

Step 1: Identify Handle Assembly 

Flat Cap: Prior To 2013

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Identifier: This style has a cap on top of the handle with a screw underneath. If there is no screw under the cap, see "Threaded Hub" .

To Remove the Handle Assembly

Tools Required: Phillips Screwdriver

Process: Remove the screw, lift off the handle and proceed to Step 2.

Flat Cap: After 2013

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Identifier: This style handle has a removable cap on top of the knob handle. The cap will have to be removed to verify there is not a Phillips screw underneath. If there is a Phillips screw, see Flat Cap: Prior To 2013.

To Remove the Handle Assembly

Tools Required: None

Process: Remove the screw, lift off the handle and proceed to Step 2.

Threaded Hub

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Identifier: This faucet style handle does not have a cap or a screw hole. It unthreads at the middle of the hub while holding the lever stationary.

To Remove the Handle Assembly

Tools Required: None

Process: Hold the lever stationary and unthread the large round middle section counterclockwise and proceed to Step 2.

Threaded Cap

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Identifier: This style faucet has a cap that is unthreaded from the top of the handle.

To Remove the Handle Assembly

Tools Required: None

Process: Remove the screw, lift off the handle and proceed to Step 2.

 Step 2: Identify Handle Mechanism

Once your handle assembly has been removed, compare the visible parts to the images below to identify your handle mechanism. This information will be beneficial for choosing from the recommended articles below. 

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Handle Mechanism: White Adapter w/White Hex Nut-Service Kits: 90274

Cartridge Replacement: 1224

Handle Assembly: Flat Cap prior to 2013, Threaded Cap

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Handle Mechanism: Splined Stem Extension-Service Kits:  97479

Cartridge Replacement: 1224

Handle Assembly: Threaded Hub, Hex Screw

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Handle Mechanism: Splined Stem Extension-Service Kits: 174290

Cartridge Replacement: 1234

Handle Assembly: Flat Cap After 2013, Threaded Hub

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