Delta Stem Unit Assembly

Delta Stem Unit Assembly
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I have the victorian style 2 handle lavatory faucet about 8 years old.

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lmnewcomb
Palm Springs, CA
This assembly only fits properly on the left side. What is the part number for the right side?
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Hi lmnewcomb, Thank you for your question. The hot and cold sides of your faucet use the same cartridge. The 1/4 stop portion of the cartridge is placed to the back on the cold stem and to the front on the hot stem. Please use the attached parts breakdown to verify that your stem assemblies and 1/4 stops are positioned correctly. The cartridge position will be the same on a 4" center set or a widespread 2 handle faucet.
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Rough in is out of square... Do you have a Stem that is adjustable?

The Rough is out of square... Do you have a Stem that is adjustable?

One handle is about 30 degrees off the other is around 15 degrees off... the Stems that came with the rough in do not seem to offer any sort of adjustment...

2) Do you offer stems that would allow me to compensate.... or do I have to rip out the rough in and start over....

3) Do the finished levers/handles offer any way to make adjustments to fine tune the adjustment to a good final look?
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Hi Bill, We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your faucet. If your faucet uses the RP24096 stem assembly there is no adjustable cartridge or handle assembly available. The handle fits on the stem assembly one way and the cartridge mounts into the valve body either properly or incorrectly/reversed. You will have to straighten the end valve assemblies to straighten out the handles.
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Hi Dutch1, Thank you for your question. Try soaking a towel in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the handle. The longer you let it soak in, the better the solution will work. This should help break up the mineral build up that is holding the handle on allowing it to be removed so you can make your repair.
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I personally have had some luck using white vinegar. It seems to dissolve the hard water deposits that sometimes cement faucet parts together. It's nontoxic, inexpensive, and already on hand in most homes. It also seems harmless to chrome and Brilliance faucet finishes.
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How do I move the right hand stem stop 180° so it will line up?

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Liberty NC
I am replacing the round clear handles on my Delta faucet with lever handles but the right hand stem stop is in wrong position to match with adapter. Left hand/hot lined up perfectly and works great but right/cold handle stem stop is at 10 oclock position so adapter for lever handle will not line up in correct positon to cut water off. Do I loosen stem nut and rotate stem assembly to line up?

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Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. When switching from knobs to levers you will have to change the position of the cold water stem. You will have to remove the bonnet nut to turn the stem assembly. Rotate the stem assembly 180 degrees so that it matches the hot water side. This should get your handles working correctly.
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I am linking a picture of the correct stem and stop configuration for all (as far as I know) DELTA, 2 lever handle faucets. Hope this was helpful.
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Judy
Long Beach, CA, USA
Thank you for your input. I replaced the stem assembly on the hot water side. There was no spring in that side either and when I tried using the spring and rubber seat, the nut would not screw down. That's when the Home Depot man told me that if there was no spring in there before, it would not need one. I removed the spring, put the seat back in and the nut screwed down. The hot water side works perfectly now. Truly, there was no spring on the cold water side either, only the rubber seat and it worked perfectly for years. I guess I'll just have to call a plumber to solve this dilemma.
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Long Beach, CA, USA
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Hi Judy, The seats and springs must be used together for the faucet to function properly. The spring creates the tension that keeps the seat in contact with the bottom of stem assembly so that the water shuts off completely.
The faucet will develope drips more often if the spring is not used.
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Referencing your answer to my question regarding stem assembly pn1740.

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Judy
Long Beach, CA, USA
Regarding your previous answer about pn1740, you mention replacing the rubber gasket and spring. My faucet didn't have a spring in it and when I talked to the plumbing expert at Home Depot he said that some Delta faucets had springs and some didn't. He said if I didn't see a spring in my faucet, then it didn't need one. Of all the years I've been in this home, there has never been a problem without a spring before. Are your instructions that I should now use a spring where there has been none before?
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Hi Judy, Thank you for your follow up question. Mr. Lucky is correct. The seat and spring should both be used with the RP1740 stem assembly. When installing the seats and springs it is easiest to put them together first and install at the same time using the end of an allen wrench or screwdriver to slide them into the hole in the valve body. The wider end of the spring goes on the bottom, tapered end facing up, this is then covered by the seat.
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To the best of my knowledge, in every instance where an an RP1740 is used, there is a seat and spring required under the stem. However, I am always learning. There may be an instance where no seat and spring are used; but, as they form the sealing surface with the stainless steel face of the bottom of the stem, I do not see how there couldn't be one used in every case. If you look at the parts diagram of any 2 handle DELTA faucet, you can see the seat spring and stem configuration.
I hope this helps.
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Delta pn1740 stem assembly won't turn cold water faucet off

Installed new rubber gasket in kitchen 2 handle sink. Removed and replaced stem assemble exactly as it came from faucet. When I turned the cold water supply back on, water ran freely from faucet, it won't turn off no matter how it is rotated or how the stem is situated. Have to keep turning off the cold water from under the sink.
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Hi Judy, We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your faucet. The RP1740 stem assembly sits directly on top of the seat and spring. The seat may not be positioned properly. I have attached a link for the How to video for the seats and springs. This should help walk you through the process.
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with lever handles?

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greenninja
San Bruno, CA, USA
The problem I'm having is that the customer has lever handles and the cold handle points to the middle of the tub faucet, to the left. I need a cold only stem. My Plumbmaster catalog only lists them as a set that will work in the hot OR cold. Is this stem the cold only stem for blade handles. Sorry that I wasn't clear enough with my first query. Ron
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Hi Ron, On a 2 lever handle faucet the raised portion of the stem assembly, or the stop should be facing to the right on both the hot and cold water sides. The same stem assembly is used for both hot and cold. In the above picture the raised portion I am talking about is behind the brass piece that the handle attaches to.
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Delta RP24096 left hand?

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San Bruno, CA, USA
Hello, I need a left hand stem for the cold side of a 2 handle tub faucet with lever handles. Is the rp20496 a complete stem and left hand? Thank you.
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Hi Greenninja, Thank you for your question. The RP24096 is a complete stem assembly. That combined with the RP4993 seats and springs will repair a leaky faucet. It will work on the cold side of a 2 handle tub faucet.
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BT2796-SS HOT handle mounted backwards.

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Installed a Windemere Roman Tub trim kit to replace a Brass an existing Classic install. Hot handle is pointing RIGHT and backwards, Cold is facing Right and frontwards. Rotated the Stem on the HOT with no luck. Seat and Spring located on the right of the Hot valve. How do I rotate the stem to get handle in the Left position front ?
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Thank you for your question. When placing the cartridges into the valve of Delta Faucet model # BT2796-SS, make sure that the tab sticking up is on the right side of the end valve. This will allow your handles to work correctly. You may have to turn your end valve to accomplish this.
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