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Replacement Instructions for RP24096 ?

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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet part # RP24096 can be switched out by following these instructions:
1. Shut off water supply to faucet
2. Remove button if necessary, loosen screw and remove handle.
3. Unscrew bonnet nut and pull stem out.
4. Replace in reverse order, making sure bonnet is wrenched tight.

For knob handle faucets, both stops must point toward spout for clockwise closing. For lever handle faucets, both stops points to the right. Bonnet must be tightened securely to prevent leaking or dripping.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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what accessories go with this

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Thank you for your question. Since Delta Faucet part # RP24096 is a stem unit that is inside the faucet, it depends on which series of faucet you pick as to which accessories we would recommend.
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answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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does the small part of the spring go up or down

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asked 2 years ago
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Thank you for your question. If you are referring to the seats and springs in Delta Faucet part # RP4993 that sit underneat the stem assembly, then the answer is the small part goes up.
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answered 2 years ago
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will a new stem assemble fit an older rough in valve.

I installed a BT2796 roman tub trim over the exhisting delta rough in valve. The stem valve looks like the new unit even though it is 15 yrs old. The faucet fits well but the handles would only fit backwards even after turning the stem assemly so it is on the the Rt. I noticed that the hot water handle did not fit as securely as the cold handle. Would a new stem assembly fix the problem?
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asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model BT2796 does use the RP24096 cartridge. It may be that your cartridge just needs replaced due to normal wear and tear.
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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The PDF parts diagram for the 2176 Watefall series shows either a RP24096 or a RP1740. What is the difference between them? Are they interchangeable

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asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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Thank you for your question. The difference between Delta Faucet model # RP24096 and RP1740 is what handle gets used with each stem. RP24096 is used with a lever handle, and RP1740 is used with a knob handle. They are interchangeable if you are switching out the handles.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Where can I find plastic handles for our classic bath faucets that have an RP24096 valve stem?

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asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # RP24096 will use the model H41 handles.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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1/4 turn or 1/2 turn operation?

Are the handles supposed to be 1/4 or 1/2 turn operation for this part? I bought the R4707 rough-in kit for the Delta Arzo T4786. From some websites it states the handles are 1/4 turn, however, when I placed the handle on this unit to test, I am able to turn 180 degrees.
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asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # R4707 contains a cartridge that will allow the user to turn the handles 180 degrees.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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THE ADDITION OF RP24097 STOPS TO YOUR RP24096 STEMS SHOULD CHANGE A HALF TURN STOPS TO QUARTER TUN STOPS.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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ARE RP24096 & RP25513 INTERCHANGEABLE

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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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AFTER A LITTLE RESEARCH I THINK I CAN ANSWER MY OWN QUESTION. THE RP25513 IS A "KIT" THAT CONTAINS BOTH THE RP24096 STEM AND RP24097 STOP.

THE RP25513 CAN BE USED TO REPLACE THE RP24096 IF THE STOP IS NOT INSTALLED.

THE RP24096 CAN BE USED TO REPLACE THE RP25513 IF THE OLD RP24097 IS INSTALLED IN THE NEW STEM.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet models RP24096 and RP25513 are interchangeable except that the RP25513 contains a 1/4 turn stop which is model RP24096.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Delta
Indianapolis, IN, USA
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How do I remove and install this part?

Is there a step by step diagram or instruction sheet on line for the removal and installation of the stem RP24096?
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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First, turn off the water supply to the faucet. Second, stopper the drain, just in case you drop something. Third, remove the handle. Remove only one handle at a time. This stem is often (but not always) used with lever or cross type handles. Lever & cross type handles are tightened to the stem with a set screw. The set screw is located on the side of the handle. Less frequently, knob style handles are used. Knob style handles are tightened to the stem with a phillips drive screw located under the "button". Loosen the set screw or remove the phillips head screw to remove the handle. Stop. Now is the time to configure your new stem to match the old stem. Orient the new handle stop in the same position as the old handle stop. If part #RP24097 is installed in the old stem, make a mental note where it is positioned, so that it can be reinstalled in the same position on the new stem. Orient the handle index into the same position as the index on the old stem. Fourth, remove the cap nut. Fifth, pull old stem staight up and out of the valve body. If you've come this far, you might consider replacing the seats and springs (#RP4993) also. Sixth, install your new stem into the valve body lining up the squared index on each side of the stem with those on the valve body. Reinstall #RP24097 now, if there was one on the old stem. The cap nut and handle may now be reinstalled. Turn water back on and check operation.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Millstadt, IL, USA
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # RP24096 is used in many of our faucets from lavatories to roman tubs. Included here is one such example-the 3578. We have included the maintenance and installation instructions along with the parts diagram showing exactly where the part is in the faucet. The one thing you will want to remember is to turn off the water before doing any maintenance.

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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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is the brass stem part of the pr24096 stem assy?

the drawing in the manual shows this as a one piece item, stem and outside barrel unless I am mistaken. I have a two piece stem and barrel assy. I cannot see how the rp4993 repair kit will fit into this set up to stop a leak. open to any suggestions
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The RP4993 stem is a "two piece" stem. The brass center post, that is the part that the handle attaches to, rotates inside the outer "barrel". The "barrel" is fixed or stationary when installed in the valve body, held in place by two square indexes, and acts as the handle stop.
I hope this was helpful.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Millstadt, IL, USA
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model RP24096 and RP4993 are integral parts of a faucet. The RP4993 is placed underneath the RP24096 into the valve body. Then the stem assembly (RP24096) turns back and forth against the seats and springs (RP4993) stopping or starting the flow of water.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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I replaced the springs and cartridges on a classic roman tub faucet. The rotation on the handles for both cold and hot is clock wise.

I rotated the hot cartridge 180 but it still isn't right
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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According to my experience, when facing the faucet, both stems should be installed with the handle stops on the right side. The handle index, that is the flat spot on the center part of the stem, the part that rotates, should be oriented to the right on the cold side, and to the left on the hot side. If the faucet will not operate correctly with the stems installed in this configuration, check to make sure that the valve body wasn't turned during the stem removal or installation process. It can and has happened.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Millstadt, IL, USA
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Thank you for your question. When installing your stems, please make sure that the stops on both handles face to the right.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Interchangeable with RP47422?

Can I use parts RP47422 to replace?
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asked 1 year ago
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I think you can use Stem RP47422 if you also change the Seat, Spring & O-Ring. The RP47422 is a Ceramic Stem and is used with Ceramic Seat, Spring & O-Ring (RP10700). The Ceramic Stem is considered to be the better choice and is supplied in DELTA's Commercial HDF line of faucets.
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answered 1 year ago
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Millstadt, IL, USA
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Thank you for your question. If you have Delta Faucet model # RP24096 in your wall now, you will not be able to use the RP47422 as a replacement. The RP47422 does not use a seat and spring and the RP24096 requires one.
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BT2796-SS HOT handle mounted backwards.

Installed a Windemere Roman Tub trim kit to replace a Brass an existing Classic install. Hot handle is pointing RIGHT and backwards, Cold is facing Right and frontwards. Rotated the Stem on the HOT with no luck. Seat and Spring located on the right of the Hot valve. How do I rotate the stem to get handle in the Left position front ?
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asked 10 months ago
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Thank you for your question. When placing the cartridges into the valve of Delta Faucet model # BT2796-SS, make sure that the tab sticking up is on the right side of the end valve. This will allow your handles to work correctly. You may have to turn your end valve to accomplish this.
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answered 10 months ago
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Delta RP24096 left hand?

Hello, I need a left hand stem for the cold side of a 2 handle tub faucet with lever handles. Is the rp20496 a complete stem and left hand? Thank you.
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asked 9 months ago
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Hi Greenninja, Thank you for your question. The RP24096 is a complete stem assembly. That combined with the RP4993 seats and springs will repair a leaky faucet. It will work on the cold side of a 2 handle tub faucet.
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Dave
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answered 9 months ago
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with lever handles?

The problem I'm having is that the customer has lever handles and the cold handle points to the middle of the tub faucet, to the left. I need a cold only stem. My Plumbmaster catalog only lists them as a set that will work in the hot OR cold. Is this stem the cold only stem for blade handles. Sorry that I wasn't clear enough with my first query. Ron
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Ron, On a 2 lever handle faucet the raised portion of the stem assembly, or the stop should be facing to the right on both the hot and cold water sides. The same stem assembly is used for both hot and cold. In the above picture the raised portion I am talking about is behind the brass piece that the handle attaches to.
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answered 8 months ago
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Delta pn1740 stem assembly won't turn cold water faucet off

Installed new rubber gasket in kitchen 2 handle sink. Removed and replaced stem assemble exactly as it came from faucet. When I turned the cold water supply back on, water ran freely from faucet, it won't turn off no matter how it is rotated or how the stem is situated. Have to keep turning off the cold water from under the sink.
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Judy, We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with your faucet. The RP1740 stem assembly sits directly on top of the seat and spring. The seat may not be positioned properly. I have attached a link for the How to video for the seats and springs. This should help walk you through the process.
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Dave

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Referencing your answer to my question regarding stem assembly pn1740.

Regarding your previous answer about pn1740, you mention replacing the rubber gasket and spring. My faucet didn't have a spring in it and when I talked to the plumbing expert at Home Depot he said that some Delta faucets had springs and some didn't. He said if I didn't see a spring in my faucet, then it didn't need one. Of all the years I've been in this home, there has never been a problem without a spring before. Are your instructions that I should now use a spring where there has been none before?
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asked 8 months ago
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To the best of my knowledge, in every instance where an an RP1740 is used, there is a seat and spring required under the stem. However, I am always learning. There may be an instance where no seat and spring are used; but, as they form the sealing surface with the stainless steel face of the bottom of the stem, I do not see how there couldn't be one used in every case. If you look at the parts diagram of any 2 handle DELTA faucet, you can see the seat spring and stem configuration.
I hope this helps.
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Hi Judy, Thank you for your follow up question. Mr. Lucky is correct. The seat and spring should both be used with the RP1740 stem assembly. When installing the seats and springs it is easiest to put them together first and install at the same time using the end of an allen wrench or screwdriver to slide them into the hole in the valve body. The wider end of the spring goes on the bottom, tapered end facing up, this is then covered by the seat.
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Dave
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Reply to Mr. Lucky

Thank you for your input. I replaced the stem assembly on the hot water side. There was no spring in that side either and when I tried using the spring and rubber seat, the nut would not screw down. That's when the Home Depot man told me that if there was no spring in there before, it would not need one. I removed the spring, put the seat back in and the nut screwed down. The hot water side works perfectly now. Truly, there was no spring on the cold water side either, only the rubber seat and it worked perfectly for years. I guess I'll just have to call a plumber to solve this dilemma.
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asked 8 months ago
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Hi Judy, The seats and springs must be used together for the faucet to function properly. The spring creates the tension that keeps the seat in contact with the bottom of stem assembly so that the water shuts off completely.
The faucet will develope drips more often if the spring is not used.
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How do I move the right hand stem stop 180° so it will line up?

I am replacing the round clear handles on my Delta faucet with lever handles but the right hand stem stop is in wrong position to match with adapter. Left hand/hot lined up perfectly and works great but right/cold handle stem stop is at 10 oclock position so adapter for lever handle will not line up in correct positon to cut water off. Do I loosen stem nut and rotate stem assembly to line up?

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asked 8 months ago
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I am linking a picture of the correct stem and stop configuration for all (as far as I know) DELTA, 2 lever handle faucets. Hope this was helpful.
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Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. When switching from knobs to levers you will have to change the position of the cold water stem. You will have to remove the bonnet nut to turn the stem assembly. Rotate the stem assembly 180 degrees so that it matches the hot water side. This should get your handles working correctly.
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Dave
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Faucet leak on hot water / took out set screw on handle but it will not come up and off to replace valve. Any suggestions

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asked 6 months ago
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I personally have had some luck using white vinegar. It seems to dissolve the hard water deposits that sometimes cement faucet parts together. It's nontoxic, inexpensive, and already on hand in most homes. It also seems harmless to chrome and Brilliance faucet finishes.
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Hi Dutch1, Thank you for your question. Try soaking a towel in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and wrapping the towel around the handle. The longer you let it soak in, the better the solution will work. This should help break up the mineral build up that is holding the handle on allowing it to be removed so you can make your repair.
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