How to add a Shower Faucet Trim Kit – Delta Classic

Install shower trim kit delta classic

We put together a set of instructions on how to install a shower trim kit for delta classic. We finished tiling a small shower and as part of the finishing steps, we had to add the shower valve trim kit to cover the shower valve and cartridge area. The following is a video of the installation process for this delta shower faucet trim kit:

Delta Shower Trim Kit

The shower trim kit you see in the above video is : Delta Faucet Foundations Shower Valve Trim Kit, Shower Handle, Delta Shower Trim Kit, Chrome 

Installing a shower trim kit for a Delta Classic shower can be a straightforward process as long as you have the right tools and follow the steps carefully. Here are the general instructions for installing a shower trim kit for a Delta Classic shower:

Steps for installing shower trim kit

  1. First, gather all of the necessary tools and materials. You will need a screwdriver, a drill, a drill bit, a hammer, a chisel, a utility knife, pliers, and a wrench. You will also need the trim kit itself, as well as any mounting hardware that may be included.
  2. Shut off the water supply to the shower by turning off the valve that controls the water flow to the shower. This will prevent any accidents or water damage during the installation process.
  3. Remove the old shower trim. Depending on the age and design of your shower, this may involve removing screws or bolts that hold the trim in place. Use a screwdriver or a wrench to loosen and remove these fasteners. If the trim is difficult to remove, you may need to use a chisel or a hammer to gently pry it away from the wall.
  4. Once the old trim has been removed, you will need to prepare the wall for the new trim. Use a utility knife to remove any old caulk or sealant that may be present around the edge of the shower opening. You may also need to use a drill to create new mounting holes in the wall if the new trim kit requires different mounting locations than the old one.
  5. Install the new trim kit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will typically involve mounting the trim to the wall using the supplied screws or bolts, and then attaching the handle and other components to the trim. Make sure that everything is securely fastened in place.
  6. Test the new trim to make sure that it is functioning properly. Turn the water supply back on and run the shower to check for any leaks or other issues. If everything seems to be working properly, you can proceed to caulk around the edge of the trim to seal it in place.
  7. Once the caulk has dried, you can reattach any decorative covers or escutcheons that you removed during the installation process. These will typically snap or screw into place.

That’s it! With these steps, you should be able to install a new shower trim kit for a Delta Classic shower with minimal difficulty. Remember to take your time and follow the instructions carefully to ensure a successful installation.

Installing a new shower trim kit can be a rewarding DIY project that can help to update the look of your bathroom and improve the functionality of your shower. Here are some additional tips and details to help you through the process:

Additional tips to help during install

  1. Extra tools: After gathering all of the baisc tools and materials, you may also want to have some masking tape, a level, and a silicone caulk gun on hand. Having everything you need within reach will make the installation process go more smoothly.
  2. Take your time and work carefully. Installing a shower trim kit involves working with water, electricity, and potentially sharp tools, so it’s important to be cautious and take your time. Make sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions and use caution when handling any tools or components.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. If you’re not confident in your ability to complete the installation on your own, or if you encounter any issues that you don’t know how to handle, don’t hesitate to seek assistance. You can ask a friend or family member for help, or consider hiring a professional plumber or handyman to assist you.
  4. Don’t rush to turn the water back on. Once you have installed the new trim kit and finished caulking around the edges, it’s important to give the caulk ample time to dry before turning the water supply back on. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for how long to wait, or allow at least 24 hours for the caulk to fully set.
  5. Double-check your work. Before you declare the installation complete, make sure to test the new trim kit to ensure that it is functioning properly. Turn the water on and off using the handle, and run the shower to check for any leaks or other issues. If everything seems to be working correctly, you can give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!

With these tips in mind, you should be well on your way to installing a new shower trim kit for your Delta Classic shower with confidence. Remember to take your time, work carefully, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Good luck, and enjoy your updated shower!