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I have a very old three-handled tub faucet. Handles must be cranked very hard to shut off water. Can I just replace handles or is there more behind the wall that must be addressed as well? It is not American Standard but it made me choose a product in order to post.

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The handles themselves are not the problem but if you remove the handles then there are usually nuts behind them to pull out the valve out of the body. most tub faucets use either orings or rubber washers to seal it. without knowing exact brand and model is hard to tell you exactly what you are dealing with. some brands sell the whole valve to just swap out and some you have to go match up the orings or washers.

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