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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My kitchen faucet appears to be an older version of the Pilar 4380 DST as it contains the ball valve in the handle base, not the DST. I have attempted to fix a leak at the base by installing replacement parts, but now the leak is from the mouth of the faucet. The assembly may be out of round as it is difficult to screw down the bonnet, etc. Are older replacement parts for the handle assembly available, or do I need to purchase the newer version? Will the the newer version require a different plumbing connection below the assembly? Thank you.
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Brizo, venuto kitchen faucet. Do I use an allen key? to remove the nut holding the handle inplace?
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Burnaby, BC, Canada
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I replaced my older delta roman tub faucet with acrylic knobs with a BT2710-SS faucet. The new handles have about a 1/4" gap between the handle and the base. Also, the handles face the same direction when in the off position. Does Delta make any handles and bases, possibly Cassidy H695SS, which would eliminate the gap? This would be much easier than gaining access to the underside of the tub to adjust the rough.
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Project Type: Replacement
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Hi CDS, Thank you for your question. The new R2707 rough in installs in such a way that there is a known distance between the mounting surface and the top of the cartridge. All of the current handle and handle bases are made to fit this distance and are the same size from where they mount to the faucet. Unfortunately you need make the adjustment on your older rough from under the deck to remove the gap.
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How do I remove faucet handle to get to the valve?

I have removed the set screw and the end of the handle but it still does not pull up. Am I just babying it too much? Also, can you help identify the model? Thanks!
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Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. Once the set screw is removed there is nothing mechanical holding the handle in place. Often mineral build up can make removing the handle difficult. We recommend soaking a towel in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the handle and the set screw opening. Allow the solution to soak in over night if possible. This should help break up the mineral deposits making it easier to remove the handles. Due to the angle of the attached picture we cannot identify your faucet model. The handles appear to be our H64 handles.
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Roman tub trim will not tighten down

We just installed Delta part# T4767 on the tub. The problem is the filler spout will not tighten down in two places: where it attached to the plate and the plate itself is loose. Our builder called Delta which he claims said that is the way it is, and now he indicates this is a design flaw. Any help that could be offered to secure the spout would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Colorado
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Hi HighRockies, We are sorry that you are experiencing an issue with your model T4767 roman tub spout installation. We recommend that you remove the tub spout from the rough in using the allen wrench that was provided with the faucet to unscrew the set screw on the back of the spout. There should be a brass fitting exposed and a silver circular washer holding the rough in place on top of the finished surface. The spout should have a gasket down first, and the square spout base going on next. The base should be position with the 2 studs on it facing back right and front left as you face the spout. The spout itself will fit over the 2 studs and the rough in and should fit flush against the finished surface. Tighten down the spout to finish the repair.
I have attached a link to the manual for your model to help you with your repair.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/customer...
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Shower Faucet Handle

I have a number 64372 S1 oil rubbed bronze shower faucet handle that I purchased, but it did not come with a set screw so I can tighten the handle onto the end of the shower control valve. Is is possible to order a set screw, or do I need a whole new handle? I have included a picture of the faucet handle and the shower control valve that the handle fits on, Thanks.
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Hi Wayne, Thank you for your question. The RP51304RB handle does not ship with the set screw. The set screw can be ordered separately as RP25620.
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One of my faucet handles does not align correctly.

I have a T3568LF-SSWL Ara Two Handle Wall-Mount Lavatory Faucet, and one of the handles lines up correctly (handle points to side when off and straight down when turned all the way on). However when I turn the left handle to the off position, it angles slightly up. Rotating the stem extender one notch makes the handle angle slightly down. What can I do to make this handle line up like the other one?
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Hi MRM, We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your faucet. There will be 2 points of adjustment to get the handles level on the model T3568LF-SSWL. One is moving the handle on the splines of the stem extender, the other is moving the stem extender on the splines of the cartridge itself.
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Series 1400 Single Handle has two hots and two colds

I have a Series 1400 single handle Tub/shower lever. I turn the valve from the cold position to hot and once I get to hot position the water shuts off. Continuing past hot the cold water turns on again, continues to hot and shuts off again. Once coming to the second hot position the lever stops and no longer moves. This is difficult to understand, the movements between the two hots and two colds to mix the water to warm are extremely finite.
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Hi Keith, Thank you for your question. Based on your description either the rotational limit stop has been removed from the cartridge or the cartridge is broken. Replacing the RP19804 cartridge in your 1400 series faucet should resolve the issue.
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we are trying to drill holes for a tub top and I want to place the hand held so that it will not drip on the top when it is docked. in one of the pictures it is standing straight up, in others it is on a diagonal and there are ne dimensions given for the handheld
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Hi JP, Thank you for your question. The hand shower for the model T4753 roman tub trim is approximately 8-1/2" long from the bottom of the threads to the top of the unit. The water spray pattern begins at 5.65" from the bottom of the wand.
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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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