Frequently Asked Questions


Delta kitchen faucets are designed to accommodate the majority of Delta handles. In most cases handle styles are available in different sizes, depending on the application of the faucet.

To locate a local source for Delta handles, visit your licensed professional plumbing contractor or Delta showroom. You can also e-mail us or call 1-800-345-DELTA (3358).

Yes. Delta® two-handle kitchen models can be fitted with a wide variety of handle styles to suit your tastes. Changing Delta faucet handles is simple and takes less than five minutes.

If you are changing from lever handles to knob or porcelain cross handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop so the stem stop faces inward.

If you are changing from knob or porcelain cross handles to lever handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop so the stem stop faces outward (both left and right handle stem stops should orient to the right).

If the handles rotate in the wrong direction on a Delta two-handle kitchen faucet, simply rotate the right stem stop assembly 180 degrees. This will change the rotation of the faucet handle to the other direction.
With time and use, the set screw on a handle may loosen up. Using a hex wrench will allow you to re-tighten the set screw in the handle. Your faucet came with the correct hex wrench. If you can’t find the hex wrench that came with your faucet, most single handle kitchen faucets will use a 1/8th inch wrench, while most two handle kitchen faucets will use a 3/32nd inch wrench.

If this doesn't fix the situation, you may want to loosen the set screw and re-seat the handle on the stem to make sure it is lined up properly. Once corrected, you may re-tighten the handle to the stem unit and it should work normally.

Single-handle lavatory and tub/shower models can be converted from a clear or smoked knob handle to a lever handle. However, the "action" of a lever handle differs from a knob handle, so you will also need a different ball valve (RP20111) in your faucet for the lever handle to operate properly.

A single-handle faucet converted from knob handle to lever handle will operate slightly differently from an "original equipped" lever model.

Yes. Delta® two-handle lavatory and shower models can be fitted with a wide variety of handle styles to suit your tastes. Changing Delta faucet handles is simple and takes less than five minutes.

If you are changing from lever handles to knob or porcelain cross handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop so the stem stop faces inward.

If you are changing from knob or porcelain cross handles to lever handles, you will need to re-orient the right (cold) handle stem stop so the stem stop faces outward (both left and right handle stem stops should orient to the right).

Delta lavatory faucets are designed to accommodate the majority of Delta handles. In most cases handle styles are available in different sizes, depending on the application of the faucet. For example, tub/shower handles tend to be larger than lavatory handles.

To locate a local source for Delta handles, visit your licensed professional plumbing contractor or Delta showroom. You can also e-mail us or call 1-800-345-DELTA (3358).

On a Delta two-handle lavatory faucet, if the handles rotate in the wrong direction, simply rotate the right stem stop assembly 180 degrees. This will change the rotation of the faucet handle to the other direction.
No, the faucet handles fit the same stem assembly but are not compatible with the rest of the trim.