HELP Identifying a older Delta tub/shower faucet maybe 1988 timeframe

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by thomasnrach, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. thomasnrach

    thomasnrach New Member

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    The faucet lifts up to turn on and turns left and right for temp control.
    See pic!

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  2. DanT

    DanT New Member

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    looks like a delta to me
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    That is a 600 series. Remove handle and plate. To repair it there is a pair of rubber seats and springs that can be replaced. The handle operates a ball, which is also replaceable but not always necessary.

    The HARD part is unscrewing the bonnet nut you will see as soon as you remove the handle. Use white vinegar, heat, and a dremel tool, in that order , as necessary to loosen it up. DO NOT put a wrench on it and go to town...the valve body will be damaged beyond repair. ( There is one person in the United States who is known to repair them. Try not to screw it up!)

    Take some more photos and check in here again.
  4. leacockzoo

    leacockzoo New Member

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    Jimbo, I am getting ready to replace the seats, springs, ball in my old 600 delta so it won't drip. I'm an electrician, Jim, not a plumber (a little Star Trek humor), so I am a bit nervous on removing the heavily deposited valve body bonnet. The knob screw is stripped and corroded badly so I already know I will have to carefully hack saw the plastic knob off in pieces (have a replacement knob also). I have read your instructions about avoiding the wrench and using vinegar, heat, dremel. What do you intend the dremel to be used for (I do have one). After doing all of those can I periodically attempt a light touch of the wrench to move it? Advice appreciated...
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  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    It is often necessary to use a dremel to split the chrome dome nut under the handle, as the design of the valve body is vulnerable to FATAL damage if the nut is stuck and you try to wrench it
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Your ball will have a "diamond" shaped stem, not a round one, aand the white "cam" will have an elongated slot instead of a triangle. Drill the screw holding the handle rather than chopping the handle to bits. If you damage the body, it would probably be cheaper to replace the valve than have me come there to repair it, although I could visit some of my family, and friends, at the same time.
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    hj, the oracle from sedona, IS the only known person in the free world to have ever repaired on of these successfully after the tubes were twisted off. He deserves our deepest respect for his talent.
  8. arl701

    arl701 New Member

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    Delta nightmare

    Your ball will have a "diamond" shaped stem, not a round one, aand the white "cam" will have an elongated slot instead of a triangle. Drill the screw holding the handle rather than chopping the handle to bits. If you damage the body, it would probably be cheaper to replace the valve than have me come there to repair it, although I could visit some of my family, and friends, at the same time.

    "Hello, can you please help me identify what type of a valve this is and how I can replace it? I attempted to take it apart but it won't budge!
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  9. arl701

    arl701 New Member

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    photo.jpg "Hello, can you please help me identify what type of a valve this is and how I can replace it? I attempted to take it apart but it won't budge!"
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