Tub Spout Question
I have a couple follow up questions to a previous Q & A you have listed here.
#1 - You mention that the tub spout (RP64721) can either thread onto a 1/2" iron pipe or slip on to a 1/2" copper pipe with set screw...But, there's no hole for a set screw.
#2 - You state that the copper pipe should be 1 1/2" - 2 3/4" from finished wall. That's a big difference and I want the tub spout to mount flush (and tight) against the finished wall. It doesn't seem like there's a full 1 1/4" of wiggle room to ensure the tub spout is tight and flush against the finished wall. What's the exact recommended copper pipe length?
Thank you for your questions. The tub spout (RP64721) that comes with the Delta Windemere Tub/Shower BT14496-OB model can be either thread onto a 1/2" iron pipe or slipped on to a 1/2" copper pipe with the adapter and set screw, that comes with it. The set screw would be located on the underside of the adapter, that slips on the pipe. The adapter with set screw is not used in the threaded connection/installation, only the slip on connection/installation. The tub spout pipe/tube is recommended to extend 1 1/2" - 2 3/4" from the finished wall.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Is there a way to increase the water pressure?
Thank you for your inquiry, Katie G! The Delta Windemere Shower BT14496-OB faucet is not designed with an increasing/decreasing pressure adjustment. We would advised making sure the stops (if you have them) are fully open and flushing the valve out, if you are getting low pressure.
Date published: 2017-12-18
How do you remove the Faucet handle? thanks.
Hi Jon, Thank you for your question. To remove the handle on the model BT14496-OB faucet you will first have to pry the button off of the end of the handle. Once the button is removed you can access the screw that holds the handle in place. Remove the screw by unscrewing it in a counter-clockwise direction. The handle can then be pulled from the faucet. Here is a link to the parts diagram for your faucet to help with the repair.
Date published: 2015-04-13
What type of rough-in can I use with this model?
The product page says to use MultiChoice Universal rough valve body. But there are quite a few different models.
Can I use R10000-UNWS or R10000-UNBX? What is the difference by the way?
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # BT14496-SS can be completed with any of the R10000 models. The difference between Delta Faucet model # R10000-UNBX and R10000-UNWS is the R10000-UNWS is equipped with screwdriver stops on the valve. This allows the user to turn off the water at the valve to do work on the shower instead of turning off the water in the whole house.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Can I replace my older 1400 series bath/shower faucets with this Windemere trim kit?
Hi Jeffmu, Thank you for your question. The model T14496-SS tub and shower trim will work with your existing 1400 series rough in valve. The new trim will ship with a new cartridge. This cartridge will not work in your existing rough in, you will have to continue to use the old cartridge or replace it with a new RP19804.
Date published: 2014-11-10
slip on tub spout
I purchased a bt14496 to replace a replace a Delta single lever shower only unit. I am installing a tub / shower to replace just a shower.Apparently the tub spout is a slip on type. I have a few questions.
1- Is this a shark bite type fitting in the spout that is self sealing?
2-can cpvc pipe be used for the spout or only copper?
3-instructions do not say how far out of the wall the pipe needs to be. How far does pipe need to fit in the spout?
4-can the pipe be dry fitted and removed without fear of leaking
5-lastly, will this bt14496 unit fit in the valve body that my 1323 single lever shower only is in?
Thank you for your questions. The tub spout has a removable adapter that can thread onto 1/2" iron pipe or can slip onto 1/2" copper piping. To slip install this you would just push it back on the copper piping and thread the set screw on the underside in. The copper piping should be cut 1 1/2 - 2 3/4" from the finished wall. BT14496 trim will fit over your existing valve and cartridge.
Date published: 2016-06-01