brand new shower handle is leaking

supaflyzJune 14, 2014

Hello guys, I'm new to the bathroom forum. I have been an active member in the plants forum. I have a question to ask regarding a new shower handle leaking. It only leaks when the water is turning on when I take a shower.
A brief story. The house is around 11 years old. The shower has leak before when everything was turn off. I got tired of it so I decided to change it to a standing shower. I bought a Delta shower head and handles from home depot.
Everything was done today. I took a shower when I went home and the handle was leaking when the water is turn on. It doesn't leak anymore when the water is turn off.

It is a brand new shower faucet. The guy that did the shower for me don't know what is the problem either.

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Trebruchet

From what part of the shower is the leak coming?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:45AM
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supaflyz

From the actual handle. I notice it doesn't leak when I'm not using the shower head. When I pull the lever up to take the shower it starts to leak. Just turning the water on it doesn't leak. It leak a lot at first and then after a few minutes its only a few drops.
Should I return this faucet to get a new one?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 1:50PM
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supaflyz

Any help guys?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 2:49PM
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kirkhall

Contact the manufacturer, but it sounds like a bad seal of some kind.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 5:01PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Is this a bathtub where you are pulling the handle to move the water from filling the bath tub to the shower?

I've seen that a lot in hotel showers.

Otherwise, if it is a dedicated shower control, YES, take it back and complain.

-Babka

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 1:23AM
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live_wire_oak

You say you bought the shower head and handles, but you didn't mention the valve. Did that get replaced? Do you have access to the plumbing behind the wall?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 5:29PM
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supaflyz

Ok I got it fix. I return that one and got a new one exact same model. The water didn't leak anymore. He told me there was something wrong with the valve.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:53PM
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italomagnifico

try some clear silicon to prevent the leak.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 3:39PM
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