Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

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978-DST is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 69.
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  • 2-hole installation
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • No-Lead Compliant
Finish: Chrome
List Price*: $375.25
Base Parts
List Price*: $375.25
Configurable Parts
  • MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn't droop over time
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex PEX supply lines
  • 2 or 3-hole 4" installation
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees
  • 59 in. long hose provides outstanding reach

Installation Information

2-hole 4" installation

  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-1/4"
  • Spout Length: 9-3/16"
  • Deck to Outlet: 7-1/8"
  • Fittings Type: PEX
  • Deck Thickness: 2.5"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Faucet with Separate Handle Have just installed this faucet and it is working well. One curious thing is that the handle moves very little between hot and cold - almost not at all. This means you need a fine touch to select temps between all-hot and all-cold. However, it doesn't seem to be much of a problem and something we'll definitely get used to pretty quickly. Also, if the spray is selected and then you turn the water off, it will come back on as a spray. My prior faucet didn't do this, when it turned back on it was full-stream. I preferred the full-stream deal, but that's just a personal choice I expect. Appears to be heavy-duty and the finish is very nice. To be perfectly frank, we ordered this because it was pretty much the only one we could find where the handle is not part of the faucet. We have granite counter tops and have 3 holes which were used for faucet, handle and soap dispenser. That's the type of replacement we wanted so we wouldn't have a random hole we had to plug, which totally changes the nice finished look of a granite counter top. Based on my online research, this is a common complaint and concern for people replacing a faucet. I can't imagine why the heck manufacturers don't provide that option anymore. Time will tell if this is a durable item, I have no comments on that at this point. My prior Moen lasted almost 10 years and I'm hoping to get at least that much out of this one.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Handle needs improvement We wanted to love this faucet. Beautiful design; love the looks. We bought this faucet because we wanted a separate handle from the faucet itself. The handle on this faucet is EXTREMELY difficult to control the water temp. It is so touchy that it’s almost impossible to not get very hot or ice cold. This doesn’t bode well when trying to bath our newborn child under it. Had to bath in tub instead because I was so scared I would burn him. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and practical I bought this facet a couple months ago and love it. I really like the movable sprayer which my old facet did not have. And the finish is much nicer then the shiny chrome.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse We've had this faucet for over 15 years and have only had to replace the cartridge twice. We even used it again when we got new countertops. This has been a great faucet while raising a family of four kids through teens into adulthood and now grandkids. I found it online again as I'm recommending it to my sister for their replacement.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit and finish of the product is excellent; compliments our granite counter tops; blends in perfectly with our custom made oak cabinets. The weight and hand of the product conveys confidence when you use it. You KNOW that the faucet will turn on and off correctly.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior quality and functionality This faucet has a beautiful finish and look. Installation was very easy. Delta faucets are recommended by plumbers due to their functionality and warranty. We were afraid we couldn't find a replacement because the house we bought was 7 years old. The previous owners removed the flow restrictor and voided the warranty so we had to replace the faucet at our expense. It's nice to know Delta keeps their product line running for a long time.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and really pretty Love the look and functionality
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I replaced a Kohler faucet with this Delta 978-DST. I'm very satisfied. I bought the faucet through a plumbing service company, which also did the installation. I could have installed it myself, but the plumber did it in maybe one-third the time and pointed out things that I might have missed - e.g, greasing all threaded parts, how to remove and clean the aerator (which takes a special wrench that is supplied), how to replace the valve cartridge, and basically how the whole faucet goes together. Plus, I hate lying on my back under a sink. There was an earlier comment that rinsing dishes with the sprayer would cause you to get sprayed, too. Just reduce the flow setting on the control lever, and you will stay dry. The pull-down sprayer is the cat's meow. The sprayer that came with our Kohler (6 years ago) was almost unusable - it wouldn't retract and the hose below the sink would tangle up. (Probably the newer Kohler models are improved?)
Date published: 2016-08-22
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faucet handle spins all the way around

I attempted to adjust this faucet handle as it was causing the faucet to leak somewhat. when i removed the set screw holding the faucet on and then retightened the scew the faucet handle now feels loose and spins 360 degrees. im looking to get this repaired but im not sure if i need a new handle or if it is the cartridge the handle goes onto that needs to be replaced.
Asked by: jasimek
Hi jasimek, Thank you for your question. It sounds like either the set screw is not tight enough, or the screw is not in contact with the stem portion of the dst cartridge. Make sure the cartridge is seated properly, and that the bonnet and sleeve assembly are tightened correctly. The handle set screw should attach to the cartridge stem on the flat portion of the stem preventing the handle from spinning. I have attached a link to the parts breakdown for the model 978-DST to help you with your repair. Thanks, Dave http://www.deltafaucet.com/customersupport/documentation/978-dst.html?document=pd&fromDetailArea=kitchen&documentIndex=0#flashWrapper
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2014-04-16

I know the pull-down sprayer will cover 360 degrees; but, does the spout rotate?

Asked by: Bill
Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. The spout itself will rotate 360 degrees. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2016-07-08

Really 2.5" min clearance to backsplash (4" high)? Want to replace a Moen Aberdeen with your Leland 978-DST. The Moen fits fine with 2" clearance from faucet midpoint to backsplash. Why can't I use 978-DST with same 2" center to backsplash clearance?

Asked by: KevinK
Hi, KevinK! Thank you for your question. We recommend the 2.5" clearance to backsplash for the 978-DST so that everything fits on the top of the sink as well as underneath the sink. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-05-17

what size garden hose aerator adapter should i buy?   i need to hook an aquarium garden hose to the faucet head.  13/16 does not fit.  its too small.

Asked by: tanya101
Hello tanya101! Thank you for your question. We only offer one aerator adapter, RP51505. This adapter converts 21.5X 1-6 g metric thread to 55/64”-27 standard thread. Your aerator, RP50815 has M21.5 threads, however care should be taken as we have not tested and do not recommend using this adapter with the pullout or pulldown spray wands. https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP51505 Best regards, Edward
Answered by: DeltaFaucet234
Date published: 2018-02-04

Could I purchase a soap dispenser to match my 978 DST Delta Kitchen sink faucet? If available what is the cost?

Asked by: Ben Gunnarson
Thank you for your question, Ben! We recommend the RP50813, RP50781, or RP47280 Soap Dispenser to best match the Leland collection. https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/RP50813 https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/RP50781 https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/RP47280 Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-12-04

Salesperson mentioned a lower water pressure model and the 1.8 which was recommended.

I have very good water pressure. My concern is splashing in 2 bowl sink (7" deep or especially the small 5" deep. Should I purchase the lower pressure item. Will it last as well? Advice?
Asked by: Phyllis
Hi Phyllis, Thank you for your question. The model Water Efficient (1.5 gpm) version of this faucet is model number 978-WE-DST. Splashing should not be an issue in most instances. However, the 978-WE-DST has a lower water velocity, which helps prevent splashing. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2016-06-24

Does this faucet come with the matching base plate? If not, can one be ordered separately?

Asked by: Cindy
Hi Cindy, Thank you for your question! This faucet does not include a base plate. We also do not have a plate available for this faucet. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2016-01-25

Is this faucet constructed with solid or hollow metal?

I recently purchased and returned a similar faucet from another company because it was constructed of a hollow flimsy metal. I would like to know the weight of this model along with how it is constructed. Thanks.
Asked by: Liz
Hi Liz, Thank you for your question. This faucet weights 6.2 pounds. This product has metal and non-metallic parts. The spout body is solid brass. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-07-07
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