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Leaking shower head

I had a new tub and shower hrad installed during remodeling my bathroom. When your turn on the single handle lever on for the tub the shower head leaking water, I there a adjustment to stop this?

Wayne Iverson
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Hi Wayne, Thank you for your question. Most likely, you are experiencing "shower-rise" where the water can’t get out of the spout as fast as it flows through the valve. This causes the water to back up and come out the shower head. There can be one of several reasons for this:

The valve could be upside down
The length from the valve to the tub spout is outside of the 8" to 18" rule
There is more than one 90-degree angle
Something other than copper or galvanized pipe was used going to the spout
The most common reason is that there is something restricting the water flow to the spout, e.g. solder or something lodged in the pipe. Something is impeding the flow of water to the spout and causing it to back up and go out the shower head. If this is the cause of shower-rise it is possible to remove the blockage by removing the tub spout; then, feeding a plumber’s snake or a speedometer cable up through the tub drop. The act of feeding it causes it to twirl and loosen the blockage. Be sure to flush the valve before reinstalling the tub spout. Be sure to check the tub spout itself for blockage.
If none of these help, you may need to call a plumber. After the shower has been installed and the wall has been closed, there is little that can be done to remedy this situation yourself.

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Delta Monitor shower faucet

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I do handyman work and I have a customer with a Delta Monitor shower faucet. Is there an adjustment for the mixing of the hot and cold water? There is plenty of hot water throughout the house, including this bathroom. However the temperature coming out of the shower is lukewarm at best. Thanks in advance for your response.
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Larry Herko
Topics: Performance, Care/Maintenance, water temperature, not hot enough
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Skill Level: Advanced
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Larry
Rochester, NY, USA
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Hi Larry, Thank you for your question. Here is a link to our How to adjust the rotational limit stop on your Delta faucet video.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/tools-re...
This video will show you how to adjust the rotational lilmit stop that sets the max hot water temperature for the faucet.
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2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Does RP3614 work for Model 4380

Topics: Care/Maintenance
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
1 month ago
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Heath
Iowa
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Hi Heath, Thank you for your question. All of the model 4380 faucets have been DST diamond seal technology versions. The RP3614 repair kit will not work with the 4380. The faucet uses the RP50587 valve assembly, not the older ball assembly, seats, and springs of previous single handle faucets.
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How to fix 1400 Series Tub/Shower Faucet Drip

There is a drip coming from the faucet only. What do I need to do to fix this?
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1 month, 1 week ago
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Hi Eileen, Thank you for your question. Replacing the RP4993 seats and springs in the RP19804 cartridge will stop most drips from a 1400 series faucet. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the entire cartridge.
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replacing o-rings on RP25513 cartridge

What size are the two o-rings that are on this cartridge? I have 11 of these faucets in my home we built 20 years ago. I know how to replace them but want to be sure of the size. Also what if I were to want warranty replacement on the cartridges with no paperwork to back it up?
Topics: Care/Maintenance
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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BILL
Godtrey il
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Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. The o-rings on the RP25513 stem assembly are available to order separately. RP1129 which measures 11/16" x 3/16" x 1/16" and the RP75547 which is a non standard o-ring measures .339" x .545" x .103".
Please contact our toll free home owners warranty line at 1-800-345-3358 for warranty parts assistance.
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Hot water will not shutoff completely onB114900 tub facet

Gender: Male
Project Type: New
Ownership: < 1 year
Skill Level: Intermediate
2 months ago
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Morningview Ky 41063
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Hi Hammer, Thank you for your question. In most cases replacing the RP70538 valve cartridge will stop the leak/dripping from your model B114900 faucet. If you need warranty parts assistance please call our toll free Homeowners/Warranty line at 1-800-345-3358.
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how do i remove spout from kitchen faucey 2457 ?

Topics: Care/Maintenance, Assembly
2 months ago
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Hi Oakky, Thank you for your question. To remove the spout from the model 2457 you will need to unscrew the bonnet/decorative portion of the spout where it attaches to the faucet in a counter-clockwise direction. Once the threads are unscrewed you can pull up and lift the spout from the faucet body. Here is a link to the parts diagram to help with the repair.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/customer...
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How to remove the bonnet to get cartridge out for replacing

I am trying to put a new cartridge on my old shower. But I am unable to remove the bonnet part to take the cartridge out. My shower control does not resemble the one in the picture of the 14 series replacement kit that I ordered. We have used a locking wrench and tried turning counterclockwise but the bonnet does not move.
Topics: Assembly
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 6-10 years
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Minnesota
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Hi diyy, Thank you for your question. Pictured is a 1300/1400 series faucet that uses the RP19804 cartridge.
Often mineral build up will make it difficult to remove the bonnet nut. We recommend soaking a towel/rag in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the bonnet nut. Allow the solution to soak in overnight. This should break up the mineral build up making it easier to remove the bonnet nut.
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How do I remove this cartridge

I have a older delta 2 handle tub faucet. I can not seem to remove the cartridge for replacement to stop h20 feom flowing out. Help...
Topics: Assembly
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Project Type: Replacement
Ownership: 10+ years
Skill Level: Beginner
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Hi Tish, Thank you for your question. Based on your photo you have already removed the bonnet nut that screws down over the stem assembly and holds it in place. At this time there is nothing mechanical holding the stem assembly in place. If you are replacing the stem assembly, seat and spring we recommend using a pair of pliers to grab the stem and rock back it back and forth while pullling out. You can also thread a screw into the stem and grab the screw to pull and work the stem assembly out.
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Hi Kendall, Thank you for your question. The faucet is operating properly. What you are seeing is the residual water that is left in the spout when you turn the faucet off draining out. The hi arc design of the spout causes this to happen.
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