Can I change my single-handle knob faucet to a lever?

We have good news for you lever fans. Your single-handle lavatory and tub/shower models can, indeed, be converted from a clear or smoked knob handle to a lever handle. However, the "action" of a lever handle differs from a knob handle. So for the lever handle to operate properly, you’ll also need a different ball in your faucet.

Also, we should warn you that a single-handle faucet converted from knob handle to lever handle will operate slightly differently from an "original equipped" lever model.

Can I change the handles on my two-handle faucet?

Yes, that you can do. Peerless® two-handle kitchen, lavatory and tub/shower models can be fitted with whatever handle styles float your boat. Changing handles is simple, and usually takes less than five minutes.

If you are changing from lever handles to knob or porcelain cross handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop, so that the stem stop faces inward.

If you are changing from knob or porcelain cross handles to lever handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop, so that the stem stop faces outward. Both left and right handle stem stops should orient to the right.

Can I use Brizo handles on my Peerless faucet?

That would be fancy—but no. Brizo handles will fit the same stem assembly, but they’re not compatible with the rest of the trim.

Which handles will fit on my faucet?

Peerless faucets are designed to accommodate most Peerless handles. In most cases, handle styles are available in different sizes (depending on the application of the faucet). For example, tub/shower handles tend to be larger than lavatory handles.

To locate a local source for Peerless handles, visit your licensed professional plumbing contractor. You can also e-mail us or call 1-800-438-6673.

Why do my handles work backward on my two-handle faucet?

If the handles on your two handle kitchen or lavatory faucet rotate in the wrong direction, just rotate the right stem stop assembly 180 degrees. This will change the rotation of the handle to the other direction, and will reduce comments about how weird your faucet is.