is the Escutcheon gasket a simple black foam piece that was inside the eschutcheon?
I can't tell if the gasket is missing or if this is the gasket I'm supposed to use. Looks like a shipping protection piece but could be the gasket I suppose.
Hi Richard, Thank you for your question. The black piece of foam is the gasket for the RP51490 single hole escutcheon.
Date published: 2013-12-05
I have new countertops. I am changing the escutheon from the two hole plate to a single hole mount
The plumber indicates he cannot attach without the escutheon RP51490. Is this true?
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet part # RP51490 is an escutcheon plate for mounting a faucet in a one hole installation. This plate is necessary when using the one hole application.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Replacing kitchen faucet on a 4-hole sink.
I would like to use a model 978 Leland pull down faucet that I've had in storage for a while to replace an old kitchen faucet. The sink has four holes, so if the soap dispenser is installed there will be an unused hole open on the sink. Is there an escutcheon plate to cover the hole that will result in a professional looking installation?
Hi Roger, Thank you for your question. We do not offer a matching hole cover to the model 978 faucet. You can add a soap/lotion dispenser like the RP50813 to coordinate with the faucet and fill the extra hole. Your local hardware or home center will offer sink hole covers in finishes to match the faucets or sinks.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Is there an additional step to help prevent leakage?
I have this kit that came with my faucet that is being installed onto a single-hole granite counter. The foam gasket does not do a very good job of preventing leakage when rinsing the faucet. A small amount of water drips past the foam ring and gets down under the counter. Should this be supported with a bead of plumbers putty or caulk?
Thanks for your question!
You can certainly use a sealant to help seal the escutcheon. to the counter. We recommend a thin bead of silicone sealant for the escutcheon.
I hope this helps!
Date published: 2016-02-20