Delta FYI

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Cass, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it but the Delta 1700 series valve is no longer avaliable.

    The new replacement valve is called a "Univerasl Monotor Rough-in Valve" and the part # is R1000UNBX

    The Temp and Pressure Balancing portion is added each and seperately if wanted.

    I believe the trim is the same.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The inserts are labeled 1400, 1700, and 1700T (for themostatic).
  3. John414

    John414 New Member

    New York
  4. 1700 valves


    Are you saying that you cannot get the original
    1700 valves anymore??? I heard somewhere that they
    were makeing a Generic valve that would accomidate
    everybodys needs.... so that the supply houses
    would not have to keep so much stock on the shelves...

    Are supply houses
    not selling that particular model anymore, or are they
    selling them off till they run out??

    Sometimes they get stuck with a lot of discontinued
    overstock that Delta wont take back or
    allow them to sell anymore.....

    I have picked up literally hundreds of goodies that way..

    When they discontinued the Delta 1500 series faucet and
    could not sell them anymore in the late 90s I ended up
    getting about 250 if them for literally nothing..

    I have a few dozen of them left..they are still GREAT faucets...

    and they dont ever spoil... they got a long --long --shelf life......

    I got to call my sales rep on Monday just for fun. and see what happens.

    At tax time ---they hate to pay taxes on something that
    they cant get rid of so they just about give them away if you just ask.

    If you are one of the felows that pays your bills on time, you are the first in line that they offer it all to.

    Cass--thank you for reminding me about this.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2006
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The 1400 and 1700 as separate lines are gone. The new one incorporates both into one body with different inserts. The old parts do not fit the new valves, but they are still available for repairs.
  6. hj and delta specs......


    I am wondering how good this new valve will be.....

    have you seen any specs on it yet???

    hopefully it will be of the same quality as the predeccessors..

    they have never made any big mistakes in design yet....

    the 1300 and 1400 is basically cheap tract home junk, but works ......

    though I think they made a mistake getting
    rid of the 1500 series.....that is a great valve.....

    so was their old 600 series...

    but everything they make has been of good quality.......

    again....I wlll have to ask my rep about the changes
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