Dear Homeowner 512,
Let me see if I understand this correctly. You post a message asking for help with a problem Delta faucet that you say is dripping but you haven't the common sense, to tell if it's hot water or a cold water drip, In your second post and I quote "(female with common sense here)" at this point I would have suggested that you call a plumber. Sorry that your broke, hop on the bus with the rest of us working stiffs.
Than your problem escalates or as that cook always says lets kick it up a notch, in your second post, problem goes from a dripping faucet to one which also has a temperature and flow problem.
Gosh you are getting a little pushy here asking a professional for his help when he should have told you to call a licensed plumber especially after the problem escalated.
Sylvan answers back and is more than helpful he even points you in the direction for parts replacement and that Delta has a 800 number, yes anything to help the consumer, so they can come back at you later and try to sue or call you names.
Your third post you claim " I fixed it...I think" well which is it? from the sounds of the post you screwed up the job every which way from Sunday, if I came to your house and did a repair job and responded with a I fixed it I think ,charged you, left, and than received a call back to correct my screw up plus have to correct any damage, would you still pay my bill or the extra time for " I thought I fixed it"?
Still, all in all, Sylvan did a exemplary job of not calling you a screw up instead he just chastised you and related to you the folly of folk trying to be there own trades repair person, as a matter of fact you would be better off doing electrical, than plumbing, insurance companies would rather pay out for a fire than for water damage and if you don't believe this ask those folk who lived where New Orleans once was and who are still trying to rebuild in a flood plain.
In your following post you make reference that this person (Sylvan) with whom you are dealing try's and scolds other posters to this self help site. Where is your common sense now, down the toilet or maybe behind the wall with that Delta Faucet. I'll tell you where it is, its right where you left it, looking out for yourself, you are bargain hunting, looking for a deal or something for nothing. How can you make accusations like that and still want to do business with this individual? edited by Moderator removed personal slur.
Than you ask for a moderator, yeah right, Bob will send a moderator to your house to fix that drippy faucet right along with the $500,000 remodel they'll sell you and you'll more than likely think its the next best thing since sliced white bread.
If you feel you are Forced or attempt to try a repair, to save money, I think it's time for you to consider selling your house and renting. Your own attempts at repair are going to drive you into the poor house and maybe even become hazardous to your health and that of your family.
IMHO of course