Is this a Delta 600 Shower Faucet?

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  1. Chris Corso

    Chris Corso New Member

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    Hey everyone. My name is Chris. I am trying to fix a leaky shower faucet which appears to be a Delta per the faceplate. When I took off the faceplate, I saw the image above (well kinda. The image is rotated 90 counterclockwise. Sorry). Looking through your wonderful site, it sounds like this might be a Delta 600 series contraption.

    Can anyone here confirm this? If so, can anyone give me some guidance on fixing this thing. I have seen this:
    http://www.deltafaucet.com/bath/details/rp54870.html

    which appears to be a cosmetic upgrade but as far as I can tell, it does not include the valve cartridge. I'd like to upgrade the visuals of the faucet, so I plan on buying this. However, can someone point me towards the part that would actually solve the leak???

    Thanks so much!

    Regards,
    Chris
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That "kit" you show has everything you need to rebuild the faucet. There is no "cartridge", just the seats, springs, and ball.

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  4. SHR

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    Yes, Delta 600 series with metal lever handle. Feel or if possible, look at the front of the rough brass body of the faucet. Do you see three 3/8" OD copper tubes connecting the faucet body to the front of the faucet? If so you need old style Delta seats and straight springs to fix your leak. If the rough brass body is directly connected to the front of the valve you need modern seats and cone shaped springs.
     
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    The later valves with the connector tubes also used the modern seats and springs.

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    With the new parts.
    I didn't have much luck with heating the bonnet, but tapping it with pliers loosened things up. If you use too much muscle, you can bend the three copper tubes between the body and the valving portion.

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    With the new parts in place.
     
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