How to Install a Delta Tub Faucet

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Delta is brand name of both bathroom and kitchen fixtures manufactured by the Delta Faucet Co. Delta tub faucets are usually equipped with an attachment that has a tapered edge so they can be fitted to a water pipe. This attachment can be screwed onto the spout as well. It is possible to install a Delta tub faucet with a few tools without hiring a professional plumber.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Plumber's tape
  • Cloth
  • Pipe wrench

Slip-on Faucet Installation

  • Push the new Delta faucet over the pipe connected to the plumbing in the wall. The pipe should be protruding from the wall.

  • Hold the tub faucet in place with one hand against the wall once you have it fitted over the pipe.

  • Slide the set screw into the opening in the base of the spout and secure the screw with an Allen wrench.

Screw-on Faucet Installation

  • Examine the wall pipe and figure out if you need to add the rear-mount attachment to the tub faucet. This faucet is made for the plumbing pipe to connect to the front.

  • Slide the end that does not have tapered edges into the faucet. Hand-tighten the attachment into the faucet spout; the O-ring on the attachment will prevent leaks.

  • Wind the end of your plumbing pipe with three layers of plumber's tape. Attach the Delta tub spout to the pipe and hand-tighten in a clockwise direction until the spout is tight.

  • Cover the spout with a cloth to prevent damage. Finish tightening the spout with a pipe wrench.

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