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Old 02-12-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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This is what I need: Delta compatible tub valve trim with oil rubbed bronze finish as close to Danze's oil rubbed bronze as possible. I don't even know if this exists and I'm afraid it doesn't but it begs the question "why not?".

No I can't use Delta's orb.

No, Killer, I did not sell them Darnbrick, Fado, or Lookatmeimeuropeanandyournot.

No, Putty, chrome is not good 'nuff.

Is there anywhere to go to get after market Delta trim parts in non-standard finishes?

Oh yeah, I've got about $5600 in replacement faucet sales on the line for this HO. He wants to avoid replacing the tub valves altogether if possible which is fine by me especially since the shower valve in the master is on an exterior wall, 14' above grade with cultured marble on the shower side and of course brick on the outside. I'd really like to avoid simply using Delta replacement faucets because I don't like them and I will be providing and therefore warranting them. He's sold on the faucets I'd like to use so now all I have to do is figure out how to avoid mismatching finishes without having to resort to Delta lav faucets.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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Um, which Delta model? Single lever? Ball/seats and springs or cartridge?

Two handle? (out of production)

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If it's compatible, at worth it weight in gold, if you do find it the finish won't hold up, why not contact a Delta Rep and she what they can do for you.
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Oh yeah, sorry. Delta 1300/1400 series. All currently have the "crystal" handles which I'd love to ditch for some other handle option.
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Re: Mixed Tub Valve Trim


One of the supply houses here has
a couple of racks of after market
handles, trims, etc.
I think two different mfgr's.
That's all I can remember,
and they're closed.
That help?
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Ask your local supply house if they deal with a company called Trim to the Trade, they custom make trim for about anything in whatever finish you need, they will even re-plate chrome stuff that you send them.
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Ask your local supply house if they deal with a company called Trim to the Trade, they custom make trim for about anything in whatever finish you need, they will even re-plate chrome stuff that you send them.
Do you know if they have a website or do they strictly distribute through the supply chains?
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Do you know if they have a website or do they strictly distribute through the supply chains?
Google it?

I get it through a local supply house.
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Google it?

I get it through a local supply house.
Just left their site. Not sure if this is going to be the place. Their catalog is in black and white for crying out loud! I will call them in a.m.

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BLeh, scratch that. The one I found is one of the new ones that use the universal rough-in body. Still looking. I'm not sure the trim is interchangeable.

I didn't know TTTT made actual faucet trim. I've only come across grates and grills and po drains, etc from them. Never handles and mfr specific escutcheons.

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Just left their site. Not sure if this is going to be the place. Their catalog is in black and white for crying out loud! I will call them in a.m.
Any other ideas?
I'll look through a file later, see if the
receipt says anything useful.
A few months ago a lady got new
brushed nickel lav set, and I got her
all matching trim for her Delta tub/shower.
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OK, look on Delta's site and go to customer support, repair parts, product care and specs section. You can look at shower replacement parts by model number there.

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Just left their site. Not sure if this is going to be the place. Their catalog is in black and white for crying out loud! I will call them in a.m.

Any other ideas?
Yeah, there is a plating shop in Lincolnwood, just north of Chicago that will plate whatever you send them, when they get good and ready too. We use them for plating Sloan flush valves, we make sure to drop the valves off when we start the rough, and hope that they are done six months later when we go to trim the job.
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OK, look on Delta's site and go to customer support, repair parts, product care and specs section. You can look at shower replacement parts by model number there.

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I did that already. I don't think you are following me. I want trim parts that fit a Delta 13 series tub faucet but I want it in a finish that Delta does not produce.
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Yeah, there is a plating shop in Lincolnwood, just north of Chicago that will plate whatever you send them, when they get good and ready too. We use them for plating Sloan flush valves, we make sure to drop the valves off when we start the rough, and hope that they are done six months later when we go to trim the job.
Not really an option since this job needs to be completed by the end of next week.
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I'll look through a file later, see if the
receipt says anything useful.
A few months ago a lady got new
brushed nickel lav set, and I got her
all matching trim for her Delta tub/shower.
Are you saying you got non Delta trim for a Delta t/s faucet or are you saying you got Delta trim for a Delta t/s faucet that very closely matched another non Delta lav faucet.
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Well that was a useful exercise.
It says:
"Delt Trm/Rpl NB#******"
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