How to seal Delta shower valve ?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by CharlieM, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. CharlieM

    CharlieM New Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    I just installed a Delta single-handle shower valve in an acrylic shower enclosure and I'm wondering how to seal up around the cover plate.

    No matter how I adjust the plate, there is a small gap in the seal on the plate around the valve handle area. There is a foam ring on the cover plate, but it seems far from adequate to actually seal around the valve. Water bouncing off a body will almost certainly find it's way past this. Is this an area best left to silicone caulk ?

    Also, should I run a bead of caulk around the outer rim of the cover plate ?

  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    The provided foam rings are generally adequate. You can caulk if you wish, but try to achieve the smallest possible visible bead, because caulk inevitably becomes a maintenance issue.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. norcal1

    norcal1 Plumber/Owner

    Jan 24, 2005
    I've never had any call back issues with those foam gasket backed cover plates...I don't use any caulk.
Similar Threads: seal Delta
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Fixing poor tub surround - how to seal vertical gap? Tuesday at 10:36 PM
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Sealing new faucet Sep 3, 2015
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog ValueSeal - Noble Company's 16mil budget friendly shower waterproofing membrane Feb 7, 2015
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Preventing Build Up in Shower Corners: Installation Tips for NobleSeal CIS Nov 28, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Sealing grout in shower Nov 1, 2014

Share This Page