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Old 03-08-2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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have a delta waterfall (14 yr old) faucet that started a drip couple of years ago. of course went through the replacement of springs/washers, then entire cartridges - all several times. using actual delta parts. and the drip seems to always return after a few months.
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Ayuh,... Sounds like something is scratched, or worn out,...
I'd just slap in a new set of faucets,...
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I would be checking on any lifetime warranty.

Because something has probably wore a groove in there that simply changing parts wont fix.

Water will erode anything if the water is even partially hard ( minerals).

I don't know off hand if Delta is one of those with lifetime warranties, but if they do, they will replace it for you.


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Have you tried Delta's help line in an attempt to solve the problem. They seem willing to solve most problems.
https://www.deltafaucet.com/service-parts

If your faucet is a single handle I can't help unless your water is well water and pumps a little sand. If it is a 2 handle I do know the spring is tapered and directional. The small end goes into the seat.
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Did you put plumber's grease on the new o rings when you installed them?
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great tip on the help line, and the possible warranty. it is a 2 handle. pretty sure there are no other parts touching the cartridge and washer/seat. I do grease them. thanks all.
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I do grease them. thanks all.
NEVER grease Delta rubber seats. O-rings OK with silicone grease. Do not use petroleum-based plumbers grease on any rubber (or plastic) parts. NOT the seats though, leaks will often result.
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NEVER grease Delta rubber seats. O-rings OK with silicone grease. Do not use petroleum-based plumbers grease on any rubber (or plastic) parts. NOT the seats though, leaks will often result.
didn't know that. any lubrication?
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I'm contused. Does this faucet have cartridges or washers and seats?
Show picture of stem or cartridge.
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like this, sorry if I misused terms, not a plumber. does it show?
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Couple of you tube videos. Are you sure you are installing the seats and springs correctly?
You may be putting them in back wards. Plus, you should be using silicone grease, not petroleum based.

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I notice in the dual handle vid there was no mention of the seat spring being directional. Delta help line told me , definitely without stuttering , small end into the seat. Does it really make any difference?
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I assume they taper them at one end for a reason. If the OP is experiencing problems after a few months after installation, something is giving way. Could be something is in backwards. Never tried to install them wrong, so I don't know if it would make a difference but seems like it could
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been doing it just like that. I don't think you can put the large end of the spring into the rubber can you?

but I have been using petroleum based grease for sure. will have to pick up some silicon... thanks.
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