Replacing old Delta shower fixture - Please Help

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by brandonb, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. brandonb

    brandonb New Member

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    Hi All,

    We'd like to improve the look of our stand-up shower by replacing the old brass Delta fixtures. The main fixture is a single knob handle (clear plastic). Our main goal is to replace it with a brushed silver fixture that's a bit more modern and matches the rest of our bathroom. I've removed the fixture and realized that it may not be an easy swap out. Attached is a picture of what I am looking at right now (I just got the ball piece out so the left picture is current state). I tried removing that piece on the end (up to the black ring), but it didn't budge easily and I didn't want to break anything. Can I just remove that piece on the end and swap it out with the new fixture? I purchased a Price Pfisher set to replace it but I'm wondering if I have to replace the valve to get it to work. Are there any sets available where I could do an easy swap out or will I have to replace the valve (hire a plumber) no matter which replacement I purchase?

    Thanks!

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  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    First of all, you can't put PF parts in a Delta. That's like trying to fit Ford parts on a Chevy. After you take that part back, get a new Delta cartridge and the trim set you want (Delta) You should be updating this to a anti-scald valve while you are at it.
  3. DIYourselfer

    DIYourselfer New Member

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    I too have an issue like this. I have a Price Pfister faucet that I need to pull apart about once a month and place plumbers grease on the o-ring otherwise it is almost impossible to pull the handle out. Just like the pictures above, is it possible to get the whole valve replaced WITHOUT opening the shower wall up?
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    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    If you do not have or can not make access to get behind the wall, I would say a professional plumber would be your best shot, but even a plumber may not be able to do it without removing the shower wall.

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