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How do I take this apart for repair?

This faucet was probably installed in year 2000. We do not have a product sheet or manual and have not been able to find one on your web site. Nor do we have a product number.
The handle started to leak and we cannot figure out how to disassemble it in order to replace the necessary parts.

Any help you can give would be very much appreciated.
Topics: Assembly
Project Type: New
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your question. To make your repair you will need to first remove the handle. Place the palm on your hand on top of the handle , push down and turn counter-clockwise. This should remove the top portion of the handle. Once this cover is off you will see a screw, remove this screw and the handle will come off. Underneath the handle is the bonnet nut that holds in the stem assembly and a seat and spring in place. Once the bonnet nut is removed you can replace the RP1740 stem assembly and RP4993 seats and springs to stop the leak. I have attached a parts breakdown of a similar faucet model below to help you with the repair.
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RP25513 vs RP24096 for rough in kit R2707 (installed 2001)

I have a leak under both current 'knob' style faucets. I believe valves are RP 24096 - 1/2 turn. #Hot water on left side turns 1/2 turn 'counter-clockwise' to full on - Cold water on right side turns clock-wise#. Will be replacing 'knob' handles with Roman style levers. Can I use the RP25513 valves? Are they interchangeable, except for 1/4 turn #RP25513# vs 1/2 turn #RP24096#
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Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
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Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. You will want to continue to use the RP24096 stem assemblies. The only difference between the RP24096 and the RP25513 is the 1/4 turn stop. You do not want to use the 1/4 turn stops on your roman tub faucet as this will limit your water flow rate.
Make sure to replace the RP4993 seats and springs when you change the handles and stem assemblies to complete your repair.
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Hi T, Thank you for your question. It sounds like there may be some debris in the lines causing the noise. You will want to flush the lines of the faucet. I have attached a link below for a how to flush the lines on your kitchen faucet video. The video will show the process on both 1 and 2 handle faucets.
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My Delta faucet sounds like it is running all the time, why?

I have a BT2710 Model Roman Tub Trim Faucet. I understand that it uses R2707 valves. The bathtub faucet is not leaking and there is no indication of water anywhere around the tub. However, it sounds as though the water is running all of the time. We turned the water off to the house and relieved the water pressure and, sure enough, the sound went away. The water was turned back on and the sound came back. I have definitely isolated it to the bathtub unit but I am baffled as to what is causing the issue. This does not appear to be a mixing valve that could leak through from cold to hot. I need your thoughts.
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Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: 2-5 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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League City, TX, USA
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Hi Stuart, Thank you for your question. Even though you do not see any indication of water we recommend checking under the tub/deck to visually verify that you have no leaks. You are correct that the faucet has 2 separate valves and cross flow is unlikely.
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Lahara roman trim with 4707 rough-in

Hi. I would like full flow rate at 1/4 turn. If 1/4 stops are inserted it reduces the flow rate. Is there a different cartridge available that will fit in the 4707 to allow full flow at 1/4 turn. (Like the Lahara 2-handle lav set)?
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Hi John, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is not a way to get full flow out of our roman tub valves with only a 1/4 turn.
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What size allen wrench do I use on the bathroom faucet handle?

I do not have a model number.
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Hi Robin, Thank you for your question. A 1/8" allen wrench is the most common size used to remove the set screws on our single handle faucets. A 3/32" allen wrench would be most commonly used on 2 handle models.
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I've been using this for 8 years. when I turn on the water, water pressure pushed spout up to the air because the spout could not hold water pressure any more. I have changed o-rings but still same.
currently I just uninstall the aerator to reduce water pressure.
Please help me to resolve this problem.
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Topics: Performance
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. You will want to change out the spout retainer RP21463. This piece is under the spout and holds the spout to the valve body. I have attached a link to the parts breakdown of the model 174 faucet below so that you can see the part that I am talking about.
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Delta rain head

Customer had us raise his rain head in which we installed a shorter nipple and now he complains that it drips continuously all night. We also changed the cartridge which did not help. Would like some ideas to try
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: 2-5 years
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Louisville, KY, USA
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Hi Jason, Thank you for your question. Changing the height of the showerhead by shortening the nipple length should have nothing to do about the leak that has developed. Our advice is to try another cartridge and make sure there is no debris or mineral build up in the valve body. Make sure you use only genuine Delta parts.
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Hi Sandy, Thank you for your question. The flow regulator in the showerhead is not available as a replacement part. The entire showerhead would have to be replaced.
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It is torqued as far as I can get it. My room mate replaced it once but in 6 mos it's the same. Does the stem need to be replaced?
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Beginner
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Hi Ikt2404, We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your faucet. If you have recently replaced the stems on your 2 handle faucet you will probably want to replace the seats and springs RP4993 as well. The seats and springs are located directly underneath the stem in the valve body. The stem pivots on top of the seat to turn the water on and off, these parts do wear over time. Replacing these should solve your problem.
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