How To Remove A 20 Year Old Delta Shower Handle - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 06-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

how to remove a 20 year old delta shower handle

I'm trying to replace my 20 plus year old delta shower single level faucet. I've removed the lever handle, and unscrewed the backplate. I'm uncertain how to remove the the center portion that will give me acess to rough plumbling. Unless it is on bottom, I see no evidence of a hex screw to remove. I've tried to slide it off and used my large plyiers to try and unscrew it. I did not want to break it, so I left it alone. Is this enough information for anyone to provide any suggestions on my next step.
mcvrlje is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000

Backplate??? Most Delta's have a large finished(chrome/brass/etc.) nut under the handle. With this removed, you have access to the ball and rubber cone washers.
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-27-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
Long-Time DIYer
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460
Rewards Points: 500

The dome cap under the handle is unscrewed by turning it counter-clockwise. Grip the threaded base of the cap with a pair of channel-lock pliers or a small pipe wrench. Once you break it loose, it should be easy to unscrew. Usually the threads just get corroded and need a little persuasion.
With the dome cap off, the ball and rubber seats-and-springs will come out. I use a small screwdriver or icepick to get the seats-and-springs out.
I recommend replacing all parts with a genuine Delta repair parts kit.
Good luck!
Mike Swearingen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help with how to remove shower drain jcon3678 Plumbing 1 12-13-2010 09:15 PM
Trouble replacing 2 handle shower levers matt7125 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 12-02-2009 08:55 AM
Delta 1400 shower wont turn off asherwood1 Plumbing 5 11-05-2009 11:11 PM
Problems replacing two handle shower faucets bear creek Plumbing 3 02-04-2009 07:41 AM
Help Repairing a 25 Year Old Delta Shower Faucet shapeshifter Plumbing 5 07-07-2008 09:24 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts