Plumbing Noob needs help with Delta Faucet

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  1. BrentH

    BrentH Civil Engineer

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    Hey everyone - great looking site here. I am about to start remodeling my bathroom and am planning to install a new shower valve and plumbing. I just recently bought a new Delta 1700 faucet and am having trouble disassembling it from the package. I have been trying to take the handle off in order to slip off the escutcheon and valve but to no avail. Is there a retaining clip in there or a small latch that needs to be depressed to take this thing apart. Does anyone have any pictures of this as well? I was thinking this would be fairly straight forward but I can't even get past step one. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Mabey this will help
     

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The first thing you have to do is remove the cap from the small temperature control lever. It snaps off and then there is a screw under it holding everything else together.
     
  5. BrentH

    BrentH Civil Engineer

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys. That picture looks helpful but it is pretty dang small. As for removing the cap on the small temperature control valve, I just need to pop it off with a screw driver or some other small prying tool? I just want to make sure since I want to make sure to not break it.
     
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    Be careful not to scratch things, but it should pop off.
     
  7. BrentH

    BrentH Civil Engineer

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    Got it taken apart last night no problem. The cap popped right off. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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