DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Twisted valve body on Delta Monitor shower faucet

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-15-2013, 09:58 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Default Twisted valve body on Delta Monitor shower faucet

I recently replaced the cartridge on a Delta Monitor 1700 series shower faucet. During the process I encountered a brass nut that was severely stuck on the valve body and prevented me from removing cartridge. I Goggled it and came across the following thread on this forum:!

In summary, the advice in the thread tells you to use two wrenches, one on the valve body to hold it in place and one on the nut. Then heat the nut to remove it. However, against my better judgement I attempted this fix myself, heating the nut but just using one wrench to loosen it. I didn't have a 2nd set of hands with a wrench on the valve body to hold it in place.

I managed to remove the brass nut, but it resulted in the valve body getting rotated slightly counter clockwise.

Everything is working great with the shower now, no more leaks, but I'm worried that I may have caused some permanent damage. I'm looking for advice to determine whether I've damaged the valve body and what detrimental effects I may have caused (leaking? potential for valve bursting down the road when I'm off on vacation??)


shower_1.jpg   shower_2.jpeg  
cowboyshoes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 04:34 PM  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 18,521
Liked 1942 Times on 1717 Posts
Likes Given: 3324


With the cover off you likely could see if you had copper or pex pipes. If it is copper you may have kinked something but likely you just bent a screw or two holding it in place. The test for leaks would be to cap the shower head and turn it on and inspect for leaks, as best you can with the front plate off.
nealtw is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 07:28 AM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 136
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Yup, capping it and testing for leaks is your best bet, I've had a similar problem before and that property's been running strong for 5 years, I could just be luck though .
gottodo1 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Shower head arm twisted jgold47 Plumbing Forum 2 09-05-2012 05:07 PM
Delta shower faucet repair derkel11 Plumbing Forum 1 07-06-2010 10:28 PM
Delta Kitchen Faucet replacement rakos1 Plumbing Forum 2 04-05-2010 10:49 AM
Delta Kitchen Faucet CONNOLE1056 Plumbing Forum 11 10-11-2009 09:15 PM