I have a Delta pullout kitchen faucet that I bought a bit over 15
years ago. I now need a new diverter that goes inside this faucet.
But here's the aggravating part. Even the Delta representative said
this diverter part is no longer made. What a bummer! A 15 year old
faucet is now obsolete? Anyone who has a Delta kitchen faucet knows
they are not priced cheap. Is there possibly an online store that
has _pictures_ of the diverters they have in stock?? There is no
part number for this and I can't find a serial number for my faucet.
I simply can't believe there is not one single diverter in the whole
United States for my faucet and frankly I'm disappointed in Delta for
not keeping these in stock. Personally, I don't consider a 15 year
old faucet really ancient. I spent the day going from supply house to
supply house to supply with no luck until the Delta rep was at one of
these supply houses. And his news was not welcome.
The faucet is useable just I get water that is 50% stream and 50%
spray. If anyone has knowledge of an online store that I could view
the diverter I would be *most* appreciative.
Thanks in advance for ANY help anyone can provide.
DANCO is probably the biggest aftermarket supplier
of parts for all brands.
They no longer sell direct to the public but have
franchise agreements with retail outlets.
for places that might be able to help.
Find a Delta model# at the very least before you go.
How did theDelta guy know that your faucet parts were no longer in stock
if you guys couldn't determine the model number (not the serial number)? I
agree with you that a 15 yr old faucet should not be obsolete. Have you
spent the time at the Delta and Price Fister web-sites looking for faucets
that resemble yours? Have you removed the diverter valve and compared it to
the parts on sale at the local hardware store?
Thanks all for the help.
1. If I had the original paperwork to pull out of the file cabinet I
wouldn't have come here asking for help.
2. I don't have a lathe to make a plastic part, so that shoots that
suggestion in the foot.
3. I was at the H.D. supply house yesterday when the Delta guy said
that part is no longer being made.
4. Thanks for the suggestion of contacting Delta and asking about
their lifetime guarantee!!! It's is a bummer they make a faucet and
then quit supply repair parts. Hmmmm, must be a new business tactic
to drum up repeat business.
5. Last but not least, I will go back to the Delta site and look
again. If I remember correctly they want to a part number to search
their site. (Why do I feel like a dog chasing it's tail?) I hadn't
thought of Price Phister, but I'll look there, also.
Y'all have given me hope and some good tips. The search
'H.D.' as in Home Depot? They do 'bell curve' stocking- even their
special order will only cover the fat part of the bell curve as to what
Nobody else said it (that I noticed), so I will. Take the old part, or
even the entire faucet, to a supply house that deals with the trade, or
even a large ma'n'pa full-line hardware store, if such a thing still
exists in your town. Preferably one that has been in same location at
least 20 years or so. One of those places that has a counter and stools
is best. Look for the oldest guy working there. Ask him if they have
anything that looks like that out back or in the basement. Note that
supply houses that cater to the trade tend to only be open 5 days a
week, from dawn to 3 pm or so, and be located in the nastiest cheapest
part of town.
When looking for obsolete parts, I have had better luck at places like
that, than at the big boxes. Both because they serve people that do
repairs versus new construction or DIY rip'n'replace, and because they
tend to hold on to old stock longer.
aem speaks the truth, as usual. And these stores often are open at
7:30 am, so you could stop by before going to work. Bring as much of
the old stuff with you as you can. Nothing else beats showing these
people what you're trying to do. If I can't get what I want at HD or
Lowe's quickly, I go to these guys (of whom I have plenty to choose
from, living in a small city with one of the largest stocks of old
houses in the United States).
On Jan 25, 9:30�pm, email@example.com wrote:
Someone suggested going to a Mom n' Pop hardware store. I don't know
where you are, but if you are anywhere near Chicago, there is a store
on the South Side, Mount Greenwood Hardware, which is one of those
stores that has parts that no one should ever expect to find
anywhere. There is also the LaGrange Park Ace Hardware, which is
similar. The people there are incredibly helpful. I think Ace is one
of the chains supplied by one of the Delta aftermarket companies
mentioned in the thread.
Here is the contact information for the stores:
3124 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60655
900 E 31st St
la Grange Park, IL 60526
Hope that helps!
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