Can I purchase just the controls?
We just purchased a home that has an older model Delta shower controls similar to this one with the dial to adjust temperature controls. I would like to upgrade to a nickel finish from the gold, but cannot find this type of controls anywhere in stores, or separate from a set. Can this be ordered without the shower head? If so, where could I order this?
Hi Stewart, Thank you for your question. A new 17 series trim will fit on an existing 1700 or 17 series rough. The cartridge that will ship with the new trim will fit a valve newer than February 2006. If the valve is older than February 2006 the existing cartridge will have to be reused or replaced by a new RP32104.
We offer some valve only trims in the 17 series but not in the Classic bath series. The T17230-SS is not available without the showerhead. The T17094, T17038,T17078,and T17059 would be examples of valve only trims.
Date published: 2014-08-15
My existing Delta Monitor tub and shower kit is brass. We're modernizing the bathroom with brushed nickel hardware. Will this kit work with the existing valve? Will the stainless kit match brushed nickel?
Thank you for your question, gags! If you have an original 1700 or a 1500 series trim with the escutcheon screw holes at the 1 and 7 o'clock positions, then this trim kit can be used to update your installation. Our Stainless Steel finish is a close match to Brushed Nickel.
Best regards, Edward
Date published: 2019-01-19
Is my new shower control working correctly?
Builder just installed Classic with separate volume and temperature controls in new shower. When volume control handle is turned, temperature control turns with it (as if joined). If I hold volume control steady with one hand, I can turn temperature control separately with the other hand. They're telling me that this is how this should work. Doesn't make sense to me - it seems that each control should turn independently. What is the correct operation of this type of control? Could they have installed wrong valve or installed something incorrectly? Where can I get written info or video info describing the proper functions for this type of dual control?
Hi The Rays, Thank you for your question. The 17 Series operation works exactly as you described. The single handle offers temperature and volume control. The volume control will always move the temperature knob but will not change the setting. Check the tightness of the screw under the temperature knob. The temperature knob will cause the volume control to move some, but should still have some free range of motion without affecting the volume. Newness could also be a factor. I have attached the link to the owners manual.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Is there a video or tutorial on how to repair a persistent drip?
This shower head drips when the shower is off. I have had it less than a year. I am looking for a video or tutorial on how to disassemble this showerhead and diagnose the problem. Or, can anyone give me advice on how to proceed and what steps to follow? Thanks.
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that your shower is leaking when it's off. We recommend to change the seals in the handle to stop the leak. Here is a link to our how-to video that shows you step by step on how to change the seals.
Date published: 2016-11-04
contractor just installed classic monitor 17. Temperature lever for the hot position is cold and to the right is hot water. valve rotated no change
Hi Richard, Thank you for your question. It still sounds like the cartridge is not positioned properly. The cartridge has the words "Hot Side" located on the light gray portion of the cartridge at the base of the stem. Make sure the "hot side" of the cartridge is on the hot side water supply. This should get the temperature handle working correctly. I have attached a picture of the cartridge to show you where "hot side" is located.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Monitor 1700 series trim kit conversion
I am remodeling a bathroom that was built in the late 1990s and I would like to replace the trim on the shower faucet, Delta Monitor 1700 series. I would like to change the chrome trim to the Stainess steel look. Will the Classic Monitor 17 series shower trim work for me?
Hi Fletch, Thank you for your question. A new 17 series trim like the model T17230-SS will work with your existing 1700 series rough in valve. The new trim will ship with a new cartridge. This cartridge will not work in your existing rough, you will have to continue to use your old cartridge or replace it with a new RP32104 cartridge.
Date published: 2014-07-23
shower head spray? How to adjust?
Details for shower head state: "Easy-to-clean, Touch-Clean shower head with dual spray function for full- or massage spray patterns."
How do I adjust the spray patterns? Can't seem to make the spray change.
Hi PDE, Thank you for your question. The RP43381SS showerhead that comes with the T17230-SS shower trim is adjusted by the lever on the side of the showerhead. Moving the lever to the left or right will switch between the spray patterns.
Date published: 2014-12-22
this is the shower faucet we have and want to replace the trim - shower was installed in 2001 - how do I know what rough valve we have?
Thank you for your question. The current multichoice universal valve was released in 2006. Any current T17 series can be used with the older valve body. You will simply need to continue using the original 1700 series cartridge, part RP32104 which has a white cap. The rp46463 is the current multichoice cartridge that comes with current trim kits and has a grey cap. I will include links to both cartridges below for reference.
Date published: 2017-12-10