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 am trying to replace the cartridge. The only screws I see are the two on the back piece.
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Hi Amateur faucet fixer, Thank you for your question!
The lever portion that you grab onto of the handle un-threads and inside the base portion there is a small hole that has the hidden set screw and lastly you have a ring handle which is a cylinder handle where you have to place your hand very flat over the very front portion of the handle and twist it like a jar and once that top cap portion is off there is a set screw. The set screw in all the levers should take a 3 32nd" allen wrench.

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I want to purchase Delta Faucet T14261 for shower but the installed valve is a Moen Valve.

Can this handle be used or is there an adapter that can bought?
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Hi Rori,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, our trim kits will not work on the existing valve. The valve would need to be replaced with an R10000 Rough-In Valve Body.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

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Replacement handle for 1970s bath sink faucet

I'm looking for a clear knob handle for a two knob widespread faucet which was installed in the late 1970s. It was at that time a high end product because it was gold plated. One knob turns off/on the water. The other knob you pull up to stop the drain. The knobs seems to be extra large. The bottom of the knob is 2 1/4 inches in diameter while the screw cover hole is 1 inch in diameter. I'm looking for a replacement for the water on/off knob which has a diamond shaped hole. (The drain knob has a round hole.)
Topics: replacement part
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Hi Bert,

Thank you for your question. The handles can be replaced with the H41PB knob handle kit.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/repairpa...

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I want to adjust to the hot water level on it.
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Hi Joe,

Thank you for your question. You have a 1400 series unit with an H72 handle assembly. There should be a set screw located on the right side directly behind the lever. Mineral deposits may make it hard to see. You can soak it with a 50/50 white vinegar and water solution using a rag to help with that. It will take a 3/32" Allen wrench.

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I don't see any screws in the handles or the bonnet below them.
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Hi gw,

Thank you for contacting us! The handles will lock onto the faucet by grabbing the lever with one hand and turning the base clockwise with the other. Please make sure they are fully seated onto the faucet.

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Please look at attached photo. Is this faucet a delta product?

Customer looking to change faucet & shower handles to a lever style. Is this possible? If so, what is available? In a polished brass finish?
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for your question! These are Delta faucets, a 1400 series shower and the 3504-PB. The handle in the shower can be replaced with any H7 handle, such as the H75PB, H712PB, H715PB, H716PB, or A72PB and H72PB. The lavatory faucet handles can be replaced with any H2 handles (H25PB, H212PB, etc).

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

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Help identifying tub/shower valves for replacement parts

Hi, I have this same style throughout my house, built in 91. I am hoping we could get replacements without changing out the whole assembly. Would like to know model number of it and potential replacements.
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Hi Seth,

Thank you for your question. Based on the photos, you have the model 2882-PB. Unfortunately, we no longer make two handle tub/shower trim kits. However, most parts are still available in Chrome.

Escutcheon plate - RP6150
Sleeve - RP6150
Extenders - RP12631
Stem - RP1740
Seat & spring - RP4993
Tub spout - RP17453 (thread/sweat on) or RP5836 (slip on)
Shower arm - RP6023
Flange - RP6025

The handles can be replaced with any handle kit starting with H2, such as the H25, H216, etc. The shower head can be replaced with any model we currently make.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

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Jon, thank you so much for the response. A couple of follow up questions, please:

The part number for the escutcheon and sleeve were the same. Doing a little researching, am I correct that the correct part # for the sleeve is RP10802?

Second, can I replace with the round escutcheons/threaded sleeves instead without changing anything else? If so, I would need RP18090 and RP18276 from what I can tell.

Finally, as I look at H22 handles, it looks like it has a set screw on the side instead of the long 3" screw that goes through like mine have. Am I seeing it correctly and if so, I assume that either style will work?

Again, thank you so much for the help.
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Sprayer Installation

Do I HAVE to install the sprayer to the right side? or can it go on the left?
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Project Type: Replacement
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Hi Ed,

Thank you for your question! For kitchen faucet models with a side sprayer, the sprayer can be installed on either side of the faucet.

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What function does the button serve? why would my faucet handle be wobbly?
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Hi Checkard,
Thank you for your question. The button is only cosmetic. If you handle is loose, the set screw will need to be tightened.
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New trim kit for old 1990's roman tub faucet

Can you tell me what trim kit would be available to replace this tub faucet and handles.
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Hi Geoff,

Thank you for your question. Based on the photos, you have the pre-1995 version of the 2767-PB. Unfortunately, current trim kits will not work with the rough-in valve from this model. The replacement rough-in valve that would allow you to use current trim kits is the the R2707.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/search/r...

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I have this same rough/faucet kit on a spa tub with impossible access to replace the rough (without ripping out cabinet, tile etc), meaning replacement of the rough valve is not really viable option; available replacements for that rough valve kit appear to be non-existent.

Just a suggestion for the route I am pursuing to get rid of the dated look and update with fresh chrome:
although the spout fitment is quite different, the valves are not really unchanged to the T27 series; This makes the handles a fairly straight forward swap - I am using H65 handles for this. (the handle bases can also be found in current series) See attached for pic - of course this was just placed on for picture - the base ring needs to be replaced in chrome also.

For the spout, this is where the major headache comes in - can find nothing available in that series; so I am going to have the original spout plus the threaded collar chrome-plated at a local plating shop.

I can't show finished pictures as yet, since have yet to have the plating process completed; but fairly confident of the outcome and avoids whole-scale demo!

One note about the spout removal:
After removing the collar, there will be a set-screw through the rough into the stem; remove the set-screw.
In my case the spout was pretty firmly 'stuck' in there and I was not completely sure about its removal - I taped up the threads of the rough assembly to avoid damage and held it with channel lock pliers; then was able to 'work' the spout to remove it; as it turns out, it is just a push fit, with an o-ring seal on the and of the spout; turning it 'broke' the stiction and action of rotating in both directions and pulling was able to remove it.
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