20 Most Recent Delta Faucet Delta RP17453 Pull-Down Diverter Tub Spout Questions & Answers

It sounds like your spout supply nipple has sprung a leak. There isn't much of any other way water can flow between your spout and tile wall. It's pretty important that you don't use the fixture until the problem is fixed. Because the water coming out that you see is also probably flowing into the wall and causing water damage and MOLD. You need to remove the spout and replace the nipple that is supplying the water to the spout. There could be a defect in your spout too, but likelihood of that is less than your nipple threads giving in to some electrolysis from the bronze/copper in the spout or somewhere in your water system. To prevent it from occurring again, use a brass nipple to replace the galvanized nipple in it now. Red brass, no yellow brass. Good luck with your problem and always know where and how to turn your water off to your house before attempting a plumbing repair.. Most spouts screw off. Counter clockwise, use a pair of channel locks by inserting the rubber coated handle into the opening on the spout then using the leverage of the channel locks to unscrew the spout off of the wall. It is not a repair that requires to have the water off to your home before attempting to repair. It only emits water when the tub valve is turned on. If it doesn't unscrew, twist it until the under side is up and you will see a slot where you can insert an allen wrench to loosen it and then slide off. Inspect the spout while it is in your hands to see if it is damaged of if the nipple sticking out is damaged. one of the two must be, because water flowing from behind the spout is definitely not normal and definitely something you need to fix right away, before your wall and floor behind your tub are damaged or start to grow mold.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Even if you unscrew your diverter, there isn't anything you can do to make it perform any better. It's best to replace your tub spout/diverter combo. I imagine your getting water out of the spout when in shower mode......they do wear out when used a lot. If you decide to change your spout, write back and I can guide you through the process of ID and removal/replacement procedure. But if your not a pretty good handy person, call your plumber to do it 4 u. He would appreciate your business. Good luck with your problem and always know where and how to turn your house water supply off before attempting a plumbing repair. :-)

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Your description is too short of needed facts surrounding your problem. You need to ask yourself.....self, has there been any thing that could have effected plumbing? Did my water pressure suddenly drop? Did someone just do some work on my water piping? Is my water pipe under the house? Have I smelled any musty smells recently? If it is only the hot water....check the shut off valve on your water heater to make sure it is all the way open. Are any other faucets affected? or just the hot on your tub? If your Delta tub valve is the older type....usually installed in the 70's or 80's, the old type that has a stainless ball that operates by moving the handle up then twisting the handle right or left to get more mix of either hot or cold water? Because if it is that old version, they are notorious for symptoms just like yours. When the inner parts become old and loose, the ball inside the valve won't rotate all the way to allow hot water to flow freely through the port in the ball because it will no longer turn to the point where the ball port and the supply port match up. If you have this old valve, it is very rebuild-able, but if your a novice, do some research before tackling it yourself. It's rebuild-able.....but a little on the difficult side. If you have under floor water piping, and have access to your under floor, take a look and see if there might be a water leak. And last thing is to disassemble your valve and check it for obstruction. It's not uncommon for debris from your water heater to be picked up by the flow of water through the tank then being lodged in the smallest port on the most demanding fixture in your home. Which is the tub or shower valves. Again, not an easy peasy task to perform, so if your a newby, study real hard before you attempt to disassemble your tub or shower valves, that means get a positive ID on your valve and download a parts break down picture to study all about it. What parts are interchangeable and where you can get the part. It would help your cause and prevent us, the answer guru's, from pecking our finger tips into oblivion typing novel like answers to questions, if you would give a better description of your situation. Because the answer to your simple stated problem is impossible to pin point in it's current condition of lacking substance. I say this in all kindness, so don't think I'm being rude, I just trying to help you get your problem fixed. If your out of your league all together, my fellow Plumbers would like for me to endorse your hire of one of us to fix you up. We can always use the work. Good luck with solving your problem, remember that you should always know where and how to turn your water off to your home before attempting a plumbing repair, and always make sure to turn your house water off before proceeding to disassemble your tub or shower valves. Both of these valves are hard piped and do not have a way to be shut off ....like your faucets can be shut off under the counters. :-)

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Single lever faucets can turn off a water supply instantly. Try slowing down your handle motions when operating your faucet.
Water hammer can cause damage to your water supply system and attached equipment...namely...your water heater tank.
If your water piping is easily accessed....you can use pieces of carpet cut into 4 inch squares to isolate the pipe from the wood joists, then use a J hook or wire hook to secure the pipe and isolation material (carpet). If you have copper tubing be sure to use plastic coated J hooks or wire hooks. Good luck and always know how/where to turn your water off before working on your plumbing.
ps if the hammering becomes a continuous fluttering hammer when you slow your handle motion....you need to tighten your crown adjustment nut located under your handle....most new faucets come with a tool that has an Allen wrench on one side to tighten the handle hold down screw...and the opposite side will have a fork like tool that is specifically used to adjust the crown adjustment nut. The nut is usually white plastic and has two notches in the top that fit the fork like tool. Turn clockwise slightly...then test...repeat until fluttering hammer is gone.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015

more specific please. so your saying that the actual faucet sticking outta the wall is PVC and not a Brass for plated brass pipe? Also what type of valve do you have. Is it a single knob valve that you rotate to turn on as well as adjust your water temperature, or is there 2 knobs one for hot and one for cold?

A picture would help me answer your question a lot easier

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Sep 16, 2014

There may be some leakage in pipe.Take the help of experts.Nowadays there are many leak detection services that can help in solving such problems.
find a leak in wall

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012

You can take the part to your local Ace or True Value hardware store or Home depot or Lowe's and find something close that will work. Bring the whole part with you. Buy a few sizes that or close just in case, they are very inexpensive.
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Delta Faucet... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


Your valve is defective and need repairing or replacement


Delta Faucet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

Your Delta faucet is open and close the valve very quick. This will produce back pressure on pipes. You need an anti water hammer / back pressure suppressor to avoid this problem. You can find it in local market.


Delta Faucet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

replace spout.if your lucky you can simply unscrew it.some are held with a allan screw underneath

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

If your Delta RP17453 Pull-Down Diverter Tub Spout stops dripping after 5 minutes, your ok. If it never stops dripping, you need to replace delta faucet cartridge(s) behind the handle(s). This is were the water turns on and off and stops the water flow to the tub spout.

Delta faucets are some of the easiest to repair, and parts are usually available at any hardware store or home center. If you have a two handle faucet, replace both delta seats and springs and stems. If you have a single handle Delta faucet, replace the entire cartridge.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

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