Frequently Asked Questions

Faucet & Shower Handles

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

Single-handle lavatory and tub/shower models can 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 you also need a different ball valve (RP20111) in your faucet for the lever handle to operate properly.

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. Delta® two-handle kitchen, lavatory and tub/shower models can be fitted with a wide variety of handle styles to suit your tastes. Changing Delta faucet handles is simple and 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 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 the stem stop faces outward (both left and right handle stem stops should orient to the right).

Can I use Delta Select or Brizo handles on my regular Delta faucet?

No, the faucet handles fit the same stem assembly, but are not compatible with the rest of the trim.

Which handles will fit on my faucet?

Delta faucets are designed to accommodate the majority of Delta 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 Delta handles, visit your licensed professional plumbing contractor or Delta showroom. You can also e-mail us or call 1-800-345-DELTA (3358).

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

On a Delta two-handle kitchen or lavatory faucet, if the handles rotate in the wrong direction, simply rotate the right stem stop assembly 180 degrees. This will change the rotation of the faucet handle to the other direction.

Customer Q & A

(98 Questions : 103 Answers)

Product Q&A

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
« Back
 
 
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

Which way does the replacement cartridge go on the sink?

Which piece should go on the rubber seat and spring the metal piece or the partial empty hole?I moved the cartridge position while I was replacing it.
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Beginner
1 week, 1 day ago
Customer avatar
by
Nickname
North Carolina, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Nickname,

Thank you for your question. For models with lever handles, the raised, wedge shaped plastic piece should be on the right on the hot and cold side. The removable 1/4 turn piece should be installed in the back on the cold side and on the front on the hot side. If the faucet has knob handles, the wedge shaped piece should be toward the center on both valves.

Install the bonnet nut, then manually rotate the D shaped stem so that the flat side is facing away from the spout. This will be the off position.

Best regards,
Jon
6 days ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet3 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet3 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Do not want to use the side sprayer that comes on Delta Model 2480-AR-DST.
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Customer avatar
by
Sgorman13
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Sgorman13, Thank you for your question!
You can use the 2480-AR-DST faucet without using the sprayer. The faucet should include a spray cap part number RP54269 when first purchased.

Best regards,
Brandis
3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
Sean
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Sean, Thank you for your question!
Depending on your exact model number you will either need a 1/8" Allen wrench or 3 3/2" to remove your lever handle.

Best regards,
Brandis
4 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

what size allen wrench takes off the handle on delta model 25919

Topics: Care/Maintenance
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Beginner
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
jerry
Staten Island, NY, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question!
The set screws for the 25919 takes a 3 3/2" Allen wrench.

Best regards,
Brandis
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Topics: Assembly
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
PapaFi
Normal, IL, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
HI PapaFi, Thank you for your question!
The H778 handle that comes with your T14478 has a hidden set screw. The lever portion that you grab onto of the handle un-threads counter clockwise and inside he base portion of the handle there is a small hole that has the hidden set screw. You will need a 3 3/2nd allen wrench to remove the set screw.

Best regards,
Brandis
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

Delta #3540 faucet series - unable to find part number

Delta faucet #3540 - SSLHP H240SS. I'm unable to locate a part number so I may order one. The part slides into/onto RP 24096 and RP 24097. I've attached a picture of the part.
Topics: Assembly
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Beginner
User submitted photo
2 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
M Slemmer
Columbus, OH
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi M. Slemmer, Thank you for your question!
The part in your photo is the handle insert. There is no part number for that item due to the fact it comes manufactured inside of the handle. You will have to order the entire H240SS handle kit.

Best regards,
Brandis
2 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Topics: Assembly
Project Type: New
Skill Level: Beginner
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Sarah
Denver, CO, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your question!
You can use any shower trim and valve to go with the 75152.

Best regards, Brandis
3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

jetted tub

I have photos of my delta faucets on my tub. I do not have the model number. My house was built ion 2010 in Virginia. I have included the photos. Can you tell me the model. My tub has a steady drip that will not stop. I have a walk in shower and the jetted tub combo with the same style faucets. .
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Project Type: New
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Beginner
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Ollan
Chesapeake VA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Ollan, Thank you for your question!
You have the 2755 roman tub faucet. You will need the rp4993 seat and springs and rp24096 stem units.

Best regards, Brandis
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet7 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet7 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

19962-SSSD-DST escutcheon shanks 6' on center ?

I recently purchased a 19962-SSSD-DST - escutcheon shanks are 8" on center, my sink has holes 6" on center, can I get a 6" on center escutcheon ?
Topics: parts
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Zene
Washington, IA 52353, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Zene,

Thanks for your question!

Unfortunately, we do not make an escutcheon on 6" centers for this model. The three hole escutcheon only comes on 8" centers.

I hope this helps!
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet9 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet9 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Topics: Assembly
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
mark
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers

Answer: 
Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. The RP63367 handle set screws used on the model 3553LF are a #10-32 X .30"L screw.
Thanks,
Dave
Skill Level: Advanced
3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
Read all my Q&A
 
Please wait while more information about DeltaFaucet2 is loaded.
Additional information about DeltaFaucet2 could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
  • 2016-05-31 T03:16:55.191-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_faq_handles, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 next>>
  • 2016-05-31 T03:16:55.206-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_faq_handles, prod, sort_default