Delta MultiChoice® Universal Tub and Shower Valve Body

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  • MultiChoice Universal valve body only
  • Accepts single, dual, or dual thermostatic cartridge
  • Cartridge ships with trim
  • Back-to-back capability
  • Lifetime Faucet and Finish Warranty

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Delta MultiChoice® Universal Tub and Shower Valve Body 4.7 5 75 75
BEST VALVE This is a universal pressure balance valve. I love this product because it truly is UNIVERSAL with any delta trim sets! It is extremly simple to install and even more simple to operate. I highly suggest using this valve when you are remodeling your bathroom. January 12, 2013
Shower Head is Leaking Had Delta Model 10000 valve put in with a shower head about 13 months ago. Shower head is now dripping. Hate to see new product not performing so soon after installation. April 23, 2013
Replacing Rough Valve in old wall The product was fine, and the final result was good. I was replacing a 70-year old shower valve that was leaking, motivated by a desire to upgrade to a modern cartridge type. I wish I had paid more attention to physical dimensions of the new valve. With the (well-built) thickness of my existing plaster/tile wall, the valve wouldn't protrude far enough into the shower side of the wall. With a lot of chiseling of concrete, I finally got the job done. If such a longer-throat valve exists, it would have made the job a lot easier. If you have an older, thicker wall, look for such a valve. August 29, 2012
Good but not all there To keep it simple, make sure you by the version with the shotoff valve unless you can install the control of the shower as this piece doesn't have the ability to stop the water without it! Once the shower compnent was added this worked like a champ, but took a few frustrating moments of reading and re-reading the installation instructions to discover that it never talked about how to shutoff the water when it's turned on to re=pressurize your lines. - YOU NEED the shower controls or the other style that has the valve in it! October 13, 2008
Why change a good thing. We ahve install so many of these valves we can pop them in in minutes. I have never had them fail. I have had the valve protion be defective but Delta is good about send out a replacement. I wish they would send them to directly to me the contractor rather than only sending them to the home owner once the unit is installed. I purchased the unit, I suggested it, I installed it and I service it free of charge if there is a problem, send the valve to me. April 1, 2015
Did not Need We were confused by the details of the Delta faucet we purchased that we would need this additional part as it kept popping up saying we did. Anyway, we bought it and it was delivered separately, however, this part is included in the package already with the Delta faucet set we purchased. Should have spent a lot more time reading small print and details. The part itself was fine if one should need it. March 28, 2015
Good product, better supplier The Delta valve and cover are certainly acceptably good products, though the instructions for setting the water temperature are both poorly written and hidden in an arcanely designed PDF file (not at all available in the written matter with packaged with the product). That is, you have to go online to Delta and search for the proper product insturctions and then ... good luck. August 6, 2011
Thanks, I needed this! Thanks for advising me to get this for my Delta Shower. My husband was mad I purchased our shower without HIS help...so I was thrilled when my plumber told him I had EVERYTHING to complete my shower installation. Made my husband realize I CAN do some things without his help. You made me PROUD!! Thank you for all your help. I would recommend everyone to listen to your advise. September 13, 2013
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where do you set the water temperture on the valve,

new shower and no hot water, plumber didn't do something right I guess
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Hi Deb, Thank you for your question. The rotational limit stop is located at the end of the cartridge for most models and allows you to set the max hot water temperature for the faucet. Here is a link to our How to adjust the rotational limit video that covers our T13/T14, T17, and T17T faucets.
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What size hole to cut for valve in shower

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I have a Sterling Ensemble shower kit. The wall is about an 1/8 in thick. What size hole should I cut through the shower wall?
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Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. The hole for the R10000-UNBX is cut to the size of the plasterguard which is 4" X 4".
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Hi Ed, Thank you for your question. The plug should fit into the port until it bottoms out. This will leave approximately 1/8" of the plug exposed. The plug should slide in without the use of a hammer especially when the flux is added prior to sweating.
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Valve connection to tub spout

Our plumber installed pex between the universal valve and the tub spout, using a drop ear fitting where the tub spout will go. I have re-read the instructions and realize this was incorrect. We have not closed up the wall yet, so I am wondering if we can fix this ourselves. Does the copper pipe connection require soldering? How does the iron pipe install on the valve? I'm not sure which would be easier.
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Hi robinja, Thank you for your question. To install copper pipe on the R10000-UNWS you would have to solder the pipe connections. If using galvanized pipe the valve has a 1/2" male pipe outlet, you would need to install a coupling first and then the length of pipe to the drop ear elbow.
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How to use with 13 series trim

I recently purchased the T13020-SS trim (13 series), however I cannot install the cartridge for it because the cartridge is longer in depth than can fit into this valve body. The current cartridge in the valve body is the RP46463 (17 series), which is shorter than the 13 series cartridge.

Is there a way to make the 13 series cartridge fit in this valve body?
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2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hi John, Thank you for your question. The RP46074 cartridge that comes in the T13020-SS trim will work with a R10000-UNBX multichoice valve. Please verify that the 17 series cartridge adapter RP46073 that is part of the RP46463 cartridge is no longer in the valve body.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/repairpa...
If your existing valve is older than February 2006 it is a pre-multichoice valve and the current 13 and 17 series cartridges do not work in the older rough in valve.
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I have High pressure in my house and when you turn on the tub, water leaks at the shower head. Delta said to use R10000-UNWS valve body. Does that m

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Staten Island, NY, USA
i installed 13/14, 17 & 17T series MultiChoice valve trim 4 years ago. Been have trouble since. When the Kids give the grand kids bath the water trickles out the shower head too! Strong out of tub. Seems when we open sink valve the shower head slows down a bit so we think it's the excellant water pressure in the house. Delta said to use R10000-UNWS valve body instead???
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Hi George Z, Thank you for your question. Most likely, you are experiencing "shower-rise" where the water can’t get out of the spout as fast as it flows through the valve. This causes the water to back up and come out the shower head. There can be one of several reasons for this:

The valve could be upside down
The length from the valve to the tub spout is outside of the 8" to 18" rule
There is more than one 90-degree angle
Something other than copper or galvanized pipe was used going to the spout
The most common reason is that there is something restricting the water flow to the spout, e.g. solder or something lodged in the pipe. Something is impeding the flow of water to the spout and causing it to back up and go out the shower head. If this is the cause of shower-rise it is possible to remove the blockage by removing the tub spout; then, feeding a plumber’s snake or a speedometer cable up through the tub drop. The act of feeding it causes it to twirl and loosen the blockage. Be sure to flush the valve before reinstalling the tub spout. Be sure to check the tub spout itself for blockage.
If none of these help, you may need to call a plumber. After the shower has been installed and the wall has been closed, there is little that can be done to remedy this situation yourself.
There would be no benefit to switching the valve body.
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I know ws = with stops. What are the stops for? Also, HF = high flow. What does that mean compared to one without hf?

does hf mean that it uses more water? Does it mean there would potentially be more pressure?
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Hi John, Thank you for your question. The stops allow you to shut the water off at the faucet instead of shutting off the water to the whole house if you need to do maintainance or repair the faucet.
The HF rough is for shower only. The valve does not have the tub port which allows for a higher flow rate. The rate difference depends on your household water pressure, valve, and trim choices.
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What cartridges can be used for the valve';

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Hi Dmead009, Thank you for your question. The R10000-UN multichoice universal rough uses our 13/14 series cartridge RP46074, our 17 series dual function cartridge RP46463, and our 17T thermostatic cartridge RP47201.
You need the appropriate trim that matches each cartridge.
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What can I do if my valve body is set too deap

I have a shower only application with multiple heads. Installed was a R10000-UNWS valve body and then a R11000 diverter. The shower walls were floated and then tiled. I followed the installers recommendations for the depth of the valve body and the diverter. After the tile was installed the valve body and diverter are now set too deep (about 1 1/4 inch) into the wall. Is there anything that can be done to allow the trim kit and handle it fit without having to tear into the wall and reset the valve body and diverter?

I purchased Delta trim kit T17T253 for info.
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Hi Josh, Thank you for your question. We do offer extension kits that will help with your issue. The extension kit for the diverter trim is the RP75137. The extension kit for the T17T253 trim is the RP75136.
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Was R10000-UNBX valve body used with 1343 valve 11 years ago?

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Fishkill, NY 12524, USA
I am about to rebuild my 11 year old shower that was installed with a Delta 1343 valve at that time. I will be taking down the walls and retiling. I plan to replace the shower trim package. Was the R10000-UNBX body used then and, if so, should I replace it with a new valve body?
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Hi Bitsmasher, Thank you for your question. The R10000-UNBX would not have been used in the model 1343 faucet from 11 years ago. The valve was introduced in February of 2006. You will be able to use the new T13/14 series trims with your existing valve body. The new trim ships with a new cartridge but you would have to continue to use the existing cartridge or replace it with a new RP19804.
Switching the valve body out to a new R10000-UNBX multichoice universal rough would allow you to install any of our faucet trims and allow you to switch out finishes, or upgrade the faucet in the future without changing the valve.
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