Originally Posted by slownsteady
Just yesterday I installed a new faucet. There were no screws at the top. Instead, the decorative handle cover screwed down on the valve body.
Another thing you could look for is whether the valve is slightly loose and spinning just a bit as you close the tap. You can check that by looking underneath as you or somebody else moves the handle. If so, you can tighten the nut underneath.
Thank you. I looked very carefuly again at the top. If they are indeed caps, they are snug as a bug in a rug
Seriously, I'm afraid if I tried to remove the caps, I would scratch everything up. I still think they're decorative.
I really like your idea to see if the valve is loose and will definitely check it out tomorrow.
Also, I was having a hard time with the allen wrench I have (getting a new one tomorrow) and so the set screw is not completely in and tight. I just hope I didn't strip it. I'm assuming I could just take the set screw to a hardware store and get a new one?
Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it.