Delta T17278-SS Brilliance Stainless Leland Monitor 17 Series Dual Function Pressure Balanced Shower Trim Package with Touch Clean Shower Head and Integrated Volume Control - Less Rough-In Valve

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Product Details for the Delta T17278-SS in Brilliance Stainless

Product Features:

  • Made in the U.S.A. (Manufacturing plants: Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee)
  • Fully covered under Delta's limited lifetime warranty
  • Superior finishing process - faucet finish covered under lifetime warranty
  • A charming teapot-inspired series of faucets for the entire home
  • Timeless design is a perfect marriage of both form and function
  • Single function shower head
  • Dual function cartridge - separate volume and temperature controls
  • Pressure balancing valve cartridge with scald guard
  • Shower package includes: valve trim, shower head, and shower arm
  • Designed for use with standard 1/2" or 3/4" U.S. plumbing connections
  • ADA Compliant
  • All necessary mounting hardware included

Product Technologies:

  • Independent Volume Control: Dual-control valve trims are what separate Delta showers from the competition. The top, smaller handle controls temperature, while the bottom, larger dial controls the water volume (flow rate). The distinct advantage to this is that you can set the temperature control to a temperature you like, and then leave it, turning the shower on and off each time with the volume control. You’ll never have to fuss with the temperature again.
  • Monitor: Delta Monitor showers feature pressure balance valve cartridges, which protect against sudden temperature or pressure changes to keep the water in the shower within a safe +/- 3°F. Monitor valves also feature a high-temperature limit stop that can be adjusted to suit your shower needs.
  • Touch Clean: Only Delta offers showers equipped with Touch Clean soft, rubber nubbins (spray holes) that allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger. This is particularly helpful for areas with hard water.
  • MultiChoice Valve: Flexibility is the big benefit of the MultiChoice Universal Valve. Once the MultiChoice rough is installed, future shower function upgrades or style changes can easily be made without altering the plumbing behind the wall.

Valve Trim Specifications:

  • 120-degree swing temperature dial
  • Separate volume control
  • Temperature control includes pre-set safety stop with override
  • Escutcheon Diameter: 7-1/2" W
  • MultiChoice rough-in valve sold separately (when adding to cart, valve will be offered)

Shower Head Specifications:

  • Touch clean spray nubbins
  • Swivel ball assembly - 360 degree shower head rotation
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 gallons-per-minute
  • Shower Head Width: 5-1/8" W

Shower Arm Specifications:

  • Shower Arm Length: 6"
  • Adjustable wall flange


  • T17278: this model
  • T17278-H2O: this model + H2Okinetic technology
  • T17478: this model + tub spout
  • T17478-H2O: this model + tub spout + H2Okinetic technology
  • T17T278: this model + TempAssure technology
  • T17T478: this model + tub spout + TempAssure technology

About Delta:

Delta is more than just a brand of kitchen and bathroom faucets. It’s a name that represents what’s possible in today’s plumbing technologies. Every kitchen and bathroom in every home is unique, and with a wide range of pricing and features, Delta faucets and fixtures can meet every need.

Delta is driven by its quest for innovation—and this applies to its kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures. From Touch2O technology (which turns the faucet on and off with just a touch) and MagnaTite technology (which eliminates droopy pull-down spray heads), to H2Okinetic showers (for a warmer and more luxurious shower experience), your life is simplified through innovations. And if you’re searching for a product to offer an eye-catching focal point, while providing durability and reliability for a lifetime, look no further than Delta.

From extremely affordable and reliable faucets to fully loaded fixtures featuring today’s leading technologies, Delta has a faucet for everyone.

Our SKU: Delta T17278

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

Delta T17278 Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from updated shower We really like the independent volume control. Once you set the temp, you can turn the shower on and off with the volume control without having to adjust the temp again. Also, I like to turn the volume down while lathering without messing with the temp.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Great price and fast shipping. Plumber had no trouble installing. We've been using it for 3 months now with no issues. The pressure is perfect (we have bad water pressure to begin with and it's been great). I was worried the head would be too big and splash all over the place since we have an open shower, but we found the right angle for the head and it works fine. Would definitely buy from here again.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plastic? Why make such a nice peice and put a cheap plastic temp control knob?
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product Single handle up and down turns it on and off and sets the flow of the water. The smaller control sets the temperature of the water. When you turn the water on again for your next shower, the temperature of the water will be the same as you set it the last time. The shower head is 5 inches in diameter and puts out plenty of water. The polished bronze is also a nice rich color.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Trim Great looking trim for a great faucet. Finish and fit are perfect.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Satisfied First time ordering plumbing fixtures online. Found that the prices were better for the same product. Really like the ability to control temperature and flow rate on the shower valve.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from faucet is of good quality. This faucet is of good quality. It is very nice looking and is smooth in its operation. Would buy again. It is easy to install just make sure you read the directions carefully before starting installation. Remember the old rule read twice install once!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from wonderful purchase The product is great and just as described. Very fast delivery service and a great company to work with
Date published: 2011-09-20
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16 Questions from the Community
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can i buy the trim without the shower head?

The Delta T17078 is the trim without the shower head.

Do you make a longer rod for the shower head. It doesn't extend into the shower far enough.

The Delta RP40593SS is a 7" shower arm. There are a couple others as well like the Delta RP46870.

I don't need the shower head. Can I just get the valve trim only?

The Delta T17278 without the showerhead would be the Delta T17078.

what is the size of the rod for the shower head that comes with the T17278?

The Delta T17278 shower arm is 6 inches long.

i currently have a 1400 series shower trim looking to replace to venetian bronze. any trim/hanlde compatiable?

The Delta T17278 uses the same valve as the 17 series valve. As long as you have a multichoice rough-in you can use any of the single handle series trims.

Is there a deck mount tub faucet in the Leland Collection that doesn't include the spray handle?

There is the T2775 for the J spout, T2778 for the teapot spout, and the T2778 which is the teapot spout but in the smaller sized garden tub version.

Can I purchase this but use the Delta RP64095 Victorian multifunction showerhead with it? Or the Delta RP43381 multifunction showerhead with it?

The Delta T17278 can be used with both the RP43381 and the RP64095. Either one will work with the system.

Please explain the difference between Delta T-17278 and T-17278-H20

The Delta T17278 and the Delta T-17278-H20 are essentially the same thing. Only difference is the shower heads. They are both a single function shower head but they are different shapes. Item T-17278-H20 shower head is also a water saver uses less water per minute.

What is the difference between Delta T17278 and Delta T17278-H20

The Delta T17278 and the Delta T17278-H20 are the same units besides the shower heads. Item T17278-H20 is a water saver using less water per minute and the shape of the shower head is different than that of the T17278.

What's the difference betwen T17278 and T17t278? different rough needed?

The Delta T17278 has a dual function pressure balance cartridge and the Delta T17t278 has a dual-function thermostatic cartridge.

Is this faucet pressure balanced? The specs say it is, but the multi choice valve that goes with it is not pressure balanced.

The Delta T17278 is a pressure balanced system. Delta's 17 series still allows you to control the temp and volume even though it's pressure balanced.

Will both the MultiChoice Universal Valve and the Monitor Pressure Balance Valve work with this faucet? Or are they the same thing? I can't find the Monitor Pressure Balance Valve on this website.

Correct they do work together. The cartridge actually comes with whatever trim you choose to purchase. However, the valve body is the same.

Is this faucet pressure balanced? The specs say it is, but the multi choice rough in that is used with it is not pressure balanced.

The Delta T17278 is a pressure balanced system.

Is there a Delta rainhead that works with the Leland Monitor 17 Series?

Both the RP52382 and the RP48686 have a 1/2" IPS connection and will work as a substitute for the 17 Series.

Can I remove the black plastic on the front of the faucet?

The Delta T17278 cannot have the black plastic removed from the shower head. You could replace the shower head by purchasing a different shower head.

Can I solder copper pipe directly to the series 13/14 shower body ports?

Yes, as long as you purchase the correct rough-in valve with CC connections.

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Delta T17278 Technical Specs

Country Of Origin USA
Delta Monitor Yes
Delta Shower Series 17 Series
Delta Smart Solutions Monitor Pressure Balance Valve, MultiChoice Universal Valve, Touch Clean
Diverter Included No
Escutcheon Included Yes
Escutcheon Width 7.5
Faucet Type Shower Faucet
Flow Rate (GPM) 2.5
Handle Material Metal
Handle Style Lever
Handles Included Yes
Handshower Included No
Made in America Yes
Material Brass
Mounting Type Wall Mounted
Number Of Bodysprays 0
Number Of Handles 2
Pressure Balanced Yes
Product Weight 3.11
Scald Guard Yes
Showerhead Single Function
Showerhead Shape Round
Showerhead Width 5.13
Slide Bar Included No
Spout Reach 5.5
Spray Settings 1
Theme Traditional
Touch Clean Yes
Valve Included No
Valve Technology Delta Monitor, Delta MultiChoice
Valve Type Pressure Balanced
Volume Control Yes
WaterSense Certified No

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