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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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.
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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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Delta 1524? Shower Faucet Replacement

According to our purchase records, we have a Delta 1524 shower faucet (Delta Monitor). I cannot find it on your website; I am sure it is most likely discontinued, since it was installed in 1994. I need to replace the unit's handle because it has become pocked over the years from the water and cleaning. What I am wondering is, what I can replace it with that is available in today's market?

This unit has a temperature control and a water volume control.
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Hi mrobertson, Thank you for your question. The RP29405 conversion kit will update your model 1524 to a 1700 series. You could also order any of our current 17 series trims, a RP32104 cartridge, and a RP22734 bonnet nut to update your faucet.
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Roman tub faucet

I purchased a new trim set for my Delta roman tub faucet to replace the one that was about 16 years old. Everything fit fine except the trim rings at the base of my valves, either the handles are too short or the trim rings are too short. There is about 1/4" of brass valve showing. What can I do to remedy this?
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Hi Donny, Thank you for your question. Your existing rough is most likely the R2700. This rough has a nut on top of the deck, and below the deck that holds the valve assembly in place. You can loosen the top nut to drop the valve down to reduce the gap between the handle and handle base. Then tighten the under the deck nut back up to complete the valve height adjustment. You must have access to underneath the valve to make this adjustment. I have attached a link to the manual for the R2700 which includes the parts breakdown to help with the repair.
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Can I use Roman tub handles to replace my shower wall handles?

I want my shower handles to match my new shower head but have a 2-handle valve system.
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Hi Eunice, Thank you for your question. The roman tub faucet handles are too large to fit the 2 handle tub/shower faucets. The lavatory faucet handles would be the correct size.
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I have a special water heater that works best with 2 handle valve system, otherwise I would have purchased the dryden venetian bronze 1 Handle shower faucet trim kit.
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Hi Eunice, Thank you for your question. The H251RB handles from the Dryden lavatory faucet will fit on a Delta 2 handle tub/shower faucet.
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Rough in is in great shape. I want to update look, not function.
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Hi Dove, Thank you for your question. You can switch out your model 2730CB-64CB trim for a new oil rubbed bronze finish.T2738-RB is a trim that will work, but you can really choose from any of our series/styles that you like, they are all compatible with your existing rough in.
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