I just bought a house and found that the Delta tub\shower faucet in the master bathroom drips loudly all night long. The internet hasn't been installed yet so I'm having a hard time searching and identifying the parts at work, but as near as I can guess, I must have a delta classic 1300 series valve.
I am considering upgrading to separate volume and temperature controls and my limited search led me to the 1700 series.
This youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JljZXvWQAXA) makes it appear as if I only need to purchase a Monitor 17 series valve trim (T17078, T17094, or T17038 ~$70-$100) and an adapter (RP46073 ~$15).
A few questions:
Does the adapter let me use the existing 1300 series cartridge or will the trim come with a 1700 series cartridge?
The cartridge adapter has new springs and washers that should likely stop the drip –right?
Can I assume that because I have a 1300 the rough-in will be correct for a 1700 (R10000-UNBX)? The home was built in 1997 if that helps.
If the above is correct, I should be able to replace this myself for around $100 in under an hour. Otherwise, what am I missing?
I (and especially my wife) thank you in advance.