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No Cold Water in Shower

I'm not sure if this was ever asked here, but I've got a strange issue with my shower. It sounds weird, but I've been wanting to take cold showers lately to cut down on how much hot water I take up in ...
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Properly waterproofing a shower area sharing a living room wall

My parents (live in Belgium) have a shower that has ceramic tile mounted directly on the plaster wall over cement blocks, beforehand the tile installer painted the wall with what was supposed to be a "...
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Any way to fix a shower handle dripping through the stem?

Unlike most answers I've found, this valve is not leaking at the seat washer. I still replaced that since I had the valve open. I tried putting some packing inside the concentric nuts, the silver one ...
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How to remove a “hump” in shower pan?

While installing this god awful lantern-shaped mosaic tile, I noticed 1/16" slight hump(I think it was from the trowel) about 10" from the drain in the pan before I tiled it. I didn't think it was a ...
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Should the bottom of a shower enclosure be watertight?

I have a newly-installed shower that leaks like crazy. As soon as the water level exceeds the depth of the low-profile tray, I end up with water all over my bathroom floor. Is this gap in the ...
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Can I use a flexible connector for my misaligned shower pipe? [closed]

The water pipe is not aligned with the plastic push fit connection on my new shower. Is there some type of flexible fitting that could be used?
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How should I finish a shower stall at an outside corner?

I'm replacing a shower stall in an alcove with a plastic modular unit. The old unit ended a few inches inside the stall, while the new unit extends right to the edge of the alcove. On one corner, the ...
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Teak flooring in the shower, good idea or bad?

There is a trend to place teak flooring into the shower. What is the best way to accomplish this with minimal problems? Is there an advantage to having teak flooring in a shower, or is it just not a ...
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Shower niche tile unfinished edge?

I hired a construction company to remodel my master bath, they just completed the job and upon first glance it looked great and I blessed the work. After they left and I looked more closely, they have ...
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Standard Grade and Curb Height for ADA Compliant Shower Floor

I am managing replacement of a bathtub with a walk in shower for my mother in her condo. The HOA is demanding a shower grade of 1 inch per foot which seems far to steep for a person with disabilities. ...
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Can I drill a cast iron enameled shower pan for door installation?

Drill in hand, about to do it! Should there be concern here?
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How can I fix airlock in my hot water shower valve?

I fitted a new shower valve and the only way I can get hot water is to turn the tap at the washbasin on then off. If I take the shower rise off and suck the hot water flows but if left and try again ...
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single handle shower faucet sticking - can I fix without turning water off?

New homeowner of a condo and have a problem with single handle shower faucet sticking. It's really hard to pull out. Can I fix without turning water off? Problem is that water shutoff is a single one ...
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Poor water Pressure in newly fitted shower mixer

We have recently had a replacement mixer installed and the pressure is unacceptably low compared to previously
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Hot water and cold water switched in shower

I recently bought a house and in the master bathroom the hot and cold water seem to be reversed. When I turn the dial left, the hot water comes out first with very little pressure. As you continue ...
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Hot water issues in apartment [duplicate]

We had changed the shower handle cartridge last year per a plumber's suggestion and it seemed to resolve the situation but apparently it didn't. Right now, for some strange reason, one fixture is ...
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Do I need to replace or treat moisture-damaged studs in a shower area before replacing cement board?

I bought my house in 2011 after it was built in 2009. It originally had a cheap molded plastic shower surround, but I removed it in order to install tile. I then discovered that the cement board had ...
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what kind of shower handle do i need for this type of rough valve? I don't know name of old handle

I am a first time DIY on a shower handle. I removed our old shower handle it does not have a brand name on it. The way it operates is that you pull knob out to turn water on. I have tried a trim ...
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Why is water oozing from tile shower floor non stop

Our home is 4 years old. From day one the shower has been a problem. It is ceramic tile. There were leaks inside and outside the shower and the pan apparently had a hole in it and was replaced. ...
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Fiberglass shower soap dish fell off — how can I reattach?

The soap dish on my shower/tub came off and while it dinged the tub, the dish itself is perfectly fine. What should I use to reattach it to the wall once I clean everything off?
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Shower silicone caulk keeps failing, options for never fail?

So, I have two issues. Both related to the same solution. One shower keeps breaking the silicone seal and then letting water through. The other shower has standing water against the silicone and I'm ...
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Grohe Shower Issue

I have a Grohe shower head, diverter and faucet (for the bath). In the last week I find that when I run the shower, I also have water coming from the faucet into the bath. What do I need to do to fix ...
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Running water in master shower causes guest bathtub spigot to drip

If this sounds familiar, I deleted my previous question cause I have more info that changes the facts. I noticed that my son's guest bathroom tub had a little water around the drain after I took a ...
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How to fix the slant of bathroom floor

This is a follow up question to How long does caulk need to dry in a 1" gap? Some additional background information is that this is in China and bathrooms are not designed for contained bathtubs/...
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Why are many shower hoses “explosion proof”?

I noticed that many shower hoses are advertised as "explosion proof". Since I have never seen a shower head with a tap on it, I'd think the hose has to withstand only a fraction of the pressure that ...
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Basement shower with Redgard & Kerdi drain

We're adding a shower to an existing basement bath rough-in. Space is tight and we are planning to use a combo of Redgard and a Kerdi shower drain to save money/space/time. Trying to use only a ...
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How long does caulk need to dry in a 1" gap?

There's a large gap under the part of the shower stall that touches the wall because of the way the bathroom floor is slanted. When we first moved in the caulk that was put there by the workers washed ...
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Shower drain clogs yearly after clearing - call plumber or DIY?

My shower drain clogs infrequently but regularly - about every year or so. The first year it happened, I used one of those 18" plastic drain "hooks" (and pulled out a fairly large hairball). It ...
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Can I replace a tiled shower with a fiberglass shower pan?

I have a standing tiled shower (tiled floor and walls). Is it possible to have someone rip out the tiled floor and replace it with a fiberglass/plastic shower base pan? I'm told this isn't possible ...
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What is the weight limit of an average shower head pipe?

I want to use a bucket of filtered water for showering. The bucket when full weighs 20 lbs. Would hanging this bucket on my shower head pipe which is coming out of the wall damage the piping?
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Moen faucet cartridges repeatedly fail with torn seals

My tub/shower faucet had a slow leak a few weeks ago, so I chose to replace the cartridge (after removing the old one and looking at it, it's a Moen 1225). This solved the problem. However, I had a ...
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Can bottom of P-trap be lower than Saniflo pump?

I am replacing an old shower in my basement. I have a Saniflo macerator. I will be hiring a carpenter to build the new walls and platform, and a plumber to do the drain. Nobody around here has ...
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How do I get more GPM from my Delta Monitor series 13 shower faucet?

For example, is there a way to non-destructively modify the cartridge to increase the flow rate without damaging the cartridge and the scald guard feature? I currently have a shower wand with the ...
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Help figuring out a water pressure problem in new shower faucet installation

When installing a Price Pfister Shower head we water hammering. So we got a new cartridge sent to us. Now there is a tiny trickle when we turn the hot water valve on. We switched the cartridges back ...
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Shower Light connected to bathroom ventilation fan. Does it need GFCI?

I am going to attempt to make this as clear as possible. In my bathroom, there is a switch that directly controls only the bathroom ventilation fan. I would like to add a recessed light over the ...
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Help identifying shower valve

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me identify the brand of my shower valve... I can't seem to find any identifying marks on either the handle, trim or valve itself. Here's a few photos:
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What is the point of a shower diverter?

Let me explain what I mean. Most googling leads to tub related setups, but my setups do not include tubs. Lately I have been seeing these diverters in many newer bathrooms(my own new one in SG, and ...
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Shower head with easy on/off switch

I am making a new bathroom with tub where I want the shower to have easy on/off system. I can't find such thing at homedepot or lowes. Typically you have to dial the mixer starting from to warm and ...
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Are water boilers dangerous when showering?

Where I'm from (Serbia) everybody says to turn off the water boiler (the container that heats up water and stores it for use in the bathroom and shower) when you take a shower or use the bathtub. They ...
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Minimalist improvement on tiny shower?

I've just moved into an old (1950's) home. The only shower is in a tiny bathroom and it's so small that when I take a shower the shower curtain is stuck to one side of my body and the blinds from a ...
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Install older Schluter Kerdi shower drain

I recently purchased a 4 inch Schluter Kerdi shower drain. I thought I was buying this product: What I actually bought was this product, seemingly an older model: All the installation ...
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Trouble in guest bath - water hammer, dripping faucet argh

So I have a mix of problems that I'm not sure how best to deal with since it could very well be multiple problems or just the one. We had a plumber replace the tub/shower faucet and the corresponding ...
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How can I prevent water from remaining in a flexible shower hose?

installing a handheld shower over tub, all new plumbing. diverter valve on tub spout. pressure-balancing control and no fixed shower head. I want to make sure water will not sit in the handheld ...
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Broken hand held shower connector

We are looking for a replacement for a fixture that attaches to our hand held shower and hose. It has a female connector that slides on top of the male connector as shown. Could someone tell us what ...
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Not sure on assembly of shower faucet

I have a faucet similar to this one: Unfortunately, the pipes were not secured very well behind the enclosure, which I assume is a common problem. Specifically, the valve is not mounted to a cross ...
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Temperature of water in the shower fluctuates - will a cheap thermostatic tap help?

I recently moved to an apartment where temperature of water in the shower fluctuates and we called for a plumber. He either cleaned up or replaced one part (I think it was the mixer - nothing visually ...
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Possible to make suction cups work again after being unused for a few years?

In the shower of my old apartment, I had a shower caddy with suction cups mounted in my shower. I then moved to a new place, and the shower caddy was never remounted in the new shower. After being ...
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Basement shower tiled floor not sealed by builder what now

So I have recently had a tenant move out and have found water damage around the basement shower floor. Looks like black mold so I started ripping it out. Now I am at the point where I have found ...
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Contractor installed ceramic tile without water proof [closed]

Can this situation be corrected with out removing ceramic tile in my shower
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Drain alignment problems

I have a drain coming out of a cement slab which does not align with the shower drain. It is about 3/4 inch out of alignment and won't flex enough to align them. How can I attached the shower to the ...