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.

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I assume the hot/cold button needs to be removed and the screw underneath tightened. I don't want to scratch the faucet trying to remove the button. Thank you!
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Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. The screw to tighten the handle on the model 3596LF-SS faucet is located under the button on top of the handle. You should be able to remove the button with your fingernails without damaging the finish of the faucet.
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How to tighten a loose acrylic handle on a hot tub?

The hot water handle on my hot tub is loose. If possible, I would like to tighten it
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Hi Butch, Thank you for your question. If the acrylic handle itself is loose you will want to remove the "hot" button on the top of the handle to access the screw underneath to tighten the handle
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What size allen wrench is needed to remove the handle? It is from year 2000.
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Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your question. A 3/32" allen wrench will remove the set screws from the majority of our 2 handle lavatory faucets.
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I have chrome finish trim for shower tub faucet combo and would like to replace it with brush nickel coordinates without changing the mixing valve. Please recommend the compatible trim (shower head, spout and shower faucet handle) options. Thank you.
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Hi Sam P, Thank you for your question. We do not offer a trim only that will convert the B114900 to a brushed nickel finish. You can purchase the full faucet model B114900-SS in our brillaince stainless finish and replace the trim on your current faucet. The brilliance stainless finish is a brushed finish similar to other brands brushed nickel.
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The plumbing contractor that roughed-in our bathrooms 7 years ago (2007) installed all Delta 13/14 "OLD-STYLE" Series Universal Rough-in Valve Assembly's. I made it quiet clear from the start that we were choosing a middle price/quality range for all bathroom fixtures and we were assured anything would fit. Or, so we thought. The plumbing contractor bears responsibility for misrepresentation of Delta product(s). But, the plumbing supply house bears equal or greater blame because they sold out what ever "OLD-STYLE" inventory with disregard. I know this now for certain, as I had to go pickup a rough-in valve assembly for the plumbers employees per request because they had whatever vehicle mechanical issues. The supply house gave me a Delta #1448-LHP with Universal Rough-In.

Unfortunately, the supply house went out of business 4-5 years ago. The recession had a severe impact on everyone's lives, including mine.

I need to know if; Delta #T14497 Cassidy Monitor (not Multi-choice) 14 Series Tub and Shower Trim Kit in Stainless Steel will work! If not, what will? I cannot afford to pay a plumber to changed the valve assembly at $500.00 - $650.00 per assembly plus the expense of rocking, compound, priming and painting. More so my family's inconvenience.
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Hi Rhegion, Thank you for your question. The T14497 trim will work with your existing rough in valve. If you have the 13/14 series trim with the multichoice rough in the cartridge that comes with the new trim will fit your existing rough in. If you have an old 1400 series faucet the cartridge that comes in the new trim will not fit your rough in. You will have to continue to use the existing cartridge or order a new RP19804.
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Can you help identify this handle?

We have a roman tub and one of the lever handles has broken. The house was built in 1993 and these are the original fixtures.

Do you have replacement handle? And if not, which model could be used that most closely resembles the picture?
We'd like to replace only the broken unit and not all three handles.

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Hi Linda, Thank you for your question. The pictured handle is no longer available. The H612 hot and cold handle kit, and the H512 diverter handle are the only roman tub chrome handles with a white accent that are currently available.
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Hi CFred, Thank you for your question. Based on your photograph you have a discontinued model 2714PB wall mount roman tub faucet. There are no trim parts available for this faucet model.
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Replacement escutcheon and sleeve for two handle tub faucet

I am looking to replace my existing chrome finished escutcheon and sleeves with brushed nickel. Does Delta sell parts that are compatible with this faucet? Model is from around 1998. The outside diameter of the escutcheon is 3.5 inches while the instead diameter is 1 inch.

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Hi Brad, Thank you for your question. The RP18276 escutcheon, and the RP18136 sleeves for the 2 handle tub/shower faucet are only offered in the chrome and brilliance polished brass finishes. Unfortunately the stainless steel or brushed nickel finish is not available.
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The roman tub faucet I have looks like the T2710, but it's about 15 years old.

I would prefer a new roman tub faucet with a chrome finish, no crystal like knobs please.
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Hi Lyd, Thank you for your question. As a general rule if the set screw on your current roman tub spout is located on the back of the spout the new trims should work with your existing rough. If the set screw is located on the front of the spout or if there is no set screw present the rough in valve will have to be changed as well. If the set screw is on the back of the spout please remove the spout and verify that the tub spout connection is the same as the attached link to the model R2700 rough.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/bath/det...
Once this is verified any of the new trims should work with your existing rough in valve.
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remove the handles. Any ideas?
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Hi Nick, Thank you for your question. Mineral buld up can make removing the handles difficult. We recommend soaking a towel in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the handles. Allow the solution to soak in, the longer the better. The solution should help to break up the mineral deposits making it easier to remove the handles. Make sure to rinse off the faucet when done.
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