Have the Series 13/14 body. I am experiencing tub/shower rise. Have installed according to directions and still have lots of water in shower head
1) Have 11 inches from mixer to drop ell (sharkbite on one end with 1/2" copper and 1/2 Inch iron). 2) Have sharkbite on mixer with 1/2" copper. No pex to spout. 3) Only 1 ell installed between mixer and spout.
Should I try to have a solder 1/2 Female adapter instead of sharkbite?
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, sharkbite fittings cannot be used in the tub drop. It needs to be a 1/2" copper or IPS pipe with only one 90 degree elbow with a soldered connection.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Will the 17 series valve cartridge work in this 13 series body?
I just replaced a 30 plus year old Delta shower faucet with this Delta 134900 13 series unit. Once I tested it I realized this 13 series unit does not have a water volume control. it appears the 17 series models do. Can I replace the valve cartridge that came with this 13 series unit with a 17 series valve cartridge to get both water volume and temperature controls for faucet body?
If so what part number do I ask for and where can I purchase this?
Hi Keith, Thank you for your question. If you installed the R10000 multichoice universal rough that came with your model 134900 faucet you can upgrade to the 17 series. The cartridge will fit the rough but you will need to upgrade to the 17 series valve only trim, not just the cartridge to have the faucet function properly. The 13 series handle would not allow you to control the dual function cartridge. A trim like our T17094 will work for what you need.
Date published: 2015-04-06
changing water direction from spout to showerhead
ive noticed that when turning off the water completely with the valve still in the showerhead position that after about 5 seconds the water pressure builds up and causes the the valve to open to the spout. Should I manually press the plunger down to return water flow through the spout or allow it to do it itself? could either way damage the valves or the spout?
Hi Wujekcity, Thank you for your question. Your tub spout diverter is working correctly. The diverter should release the remaining water through the spout once the water supply is turned off. You do not want to push down on the diverter when the water is on as this can damage the seals in the assembly.
Date published: 2014-12-18
why don't I have any water flow?
after installing the new 13/14 series faucet the amount of water comming out of the faucet isn't enought to bath or shower with?
Hi George, Thank you for your question. Please verify that you have both the hot and cold water supplies to the faucet turned on. The pressure balanced cartridge will only let out a trickle of water if both supplies are not on. You can also remove the cartridge and turn on the water supplies to flush the lines and insure that there is no blockage in the lines. Finally inspect the cartridge itself for debris that may restrict the water flow.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Could you please tell me if this item has volume control? Thanks
Hi Jason, Thank you for your question. The model 134900 tub/shower faucet does not offer volume control, only temperature control. Our 17 series faucets offer temperature and volume control.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Is it possible to get a finish other than chrome, like a bronze?
Hi Davis, Thank you for your question. The model 134900 tub/shower faucet is only available in chrome. To step up to our (RB) venetian bronze finish you will want to look at our Linden collection T14494-RB trim and the R10000-UNBX rough. The faucet trim and rough are sold as separate items.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Water temperature and water flow
We Just got this unit installed. However when we want a higher water temperature we have to turn the faucet more to allow more water flowing out. Sometimes this is waste of water. Is there a way that we can have a small flow but high water temperature?
Hi Austin, Thank you for your question. I have attached the instructions for how to adjust the rotational limit stop which is how you set the high water temperature of the faucet. The way that the cartridge mixes the water in a single handle valve does not allow for high temperature at low volume.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Each time I try to insert the cartridge into the housing I cut the o-rings and then the water will not shut off. I have lubed the rings and still no luck. I can not seem to get the cartridge into the housing, I have the side marked "Hot water" to the left..the valve is mounted with the "top" marking in the up position, the two notches aligned, but it is a bear to push in and locate the two sockets in the back, then it leaks, I pull it out and the o-rings are damaged. Any pointers?
Hi Randy! It looks like you are attempting to put an old cartridge assembly (RP19804) into a new MultiChoice rough valve. The cartridge you should be using is a RP46074 valve cartridge. Thanks for contacting Delta Faucet!
Date published: 2013-10-22