Delta shower valve rough-in

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by northman, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. northman

    northman Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    I just roughed in the plumbing for a new bathroom, and installed the rough-in body for a Delta shower. When I bought it the only one they had on hand had the optional stops, so that is what I took.

    I plumbed it up and only got the hot side all connected before it was quitting time, so I turned the stop to what I thought was off (screwdriver slot perpendicular to pipe) and turned on the water. Water proceeds to erupt out of the cold side and the shower port of the shower valve. Didn't seem any different when I turned the stop parallel to the pipe either, so it seems like the stops are either non functional or I am thinking of things wrong.

    Anyone have experience with these stops? Are they worthless?

    I since sweated in a couple proper ball valves, so it's kind of a moot point.
     
  2. Plumber Jim

    Plumber Jim Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    You need to turn them clockwise till they turn no more.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. northman

    northman Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    thanks, I assumed they were 1/4 turn types valves.
     
Similar Threads: Delta shower
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Delta 600, Which shower faucet is this? Apr 20, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Remove Delta Showerhead flow restrictor Apr 3, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Delta shower valve, No hot water in shower turned into problem with Delta valve? Mar 19, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Flipping Delta rough in valve for shower-only use? Dec 21, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help with Delta tub/shower valve Sep 24, 2015

Share This Page