Will this leak? Delta shower valve rebuild.

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rmgolob, May 28, 2020.

  1. rmgolob

    rmgolob Member

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    Plumbers,
    I needed to rebuild my shower valve. As expected the bonnet would not budge with heat, WD40, elbow grease, etc.
    I cut it off with a Dremel and may have (hopefully not) cut too deep and too far back.
    Please look at the pictures and advise.
    I have rebuild kit ordered and obviously time will tell, but I was looking for definitely yes or no's.
    Thank you in advance,
    Rob
     

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  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I'd be more inclined to replace it with one meeting today's anti-scald tech. While I'm not positive, I don't think that that valve has that functionality built in. I'm not sure where the seal is, so can't tell you if you've cut too deep for a new one to prevent it from leaking.
     
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  4. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

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    I would blame Dremel.
    Replace the rough body.
    Consider it "plumbing education expense".
     
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    Sylvan Still learning

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  6. hj

    hj Master Plumber

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    You have cut below where the seals are, so it WILL leak and is not repairable.
     
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