For topics generally relating to the design, materials, fixtures, construction, maintenance, and other specialized considerations of a shower enclosure, typically located within a bathroom.

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How long and tall does a shower wall need to be to protect against overspray?

We're designing a curbless shower right now and would like it to be doorless. The design would have the showerhead on the West wall, and the entry along the East side of the North wall. This general ...
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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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How can I get my shower head to increase water pressure?

My mom has very thick hair and typical low flow shower heads take a very long time to rinse her hair. I decided that I would look online for some high flow shower heads and can't seem to find ...
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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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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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How can I fix a shower faucet valve where hot and cold suddenly reversed?

We have one of those faucets with one handle which first goes to cold and then progresses to hot as you go further from off. Or, at least, it used to be that way. We went on vacation, had someone ...
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Is there a technique to make a shower mirror fog-free?

We want to install a permanent mirror in a new shower, but hope to find a permanent way to prevent it from fogging up. I have seen gooseneck mirrors that hook up to the showerhead itself so as to run ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to design/create a shower that is less prone to mold?

I think I've had it with traditional tiled showers...I can't stand the site of mold in between tiles, on the tiles! on shower curtains, on shower doors, etc. I think I'm pretty clean, but I always ...
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Are there any side effects of using sodium hydroxide as a mold-cleaner in the shower?

I've tried using sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to clean mold (mould) in the shower before on a patch test area, and it worked really well. This simply involves using drain cleaner (with gloves, open window ...
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Why does my bathroom shower have too much water pressure?

I have the same shower head, nothing has changed except the pressure. It sprays so hard that it hurts, and in 10 minutes the hot water is almost gone. What can I do to fix this?
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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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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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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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shower leak from back of wall

There is water coming from the back side of my shower head wall and spill out from there in stead of the shower head can you tell me why this is happening
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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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Replacing shower dome light bulb

I have this shower light, as shown here: There are two screws holding the plastic cage onto the fixture, which I removed. However, I am still unable to remove the cage (I tried twisting it and ...
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Options to fix an old leaky shower valve

The shower valve in my guest bathroom is leaking and I would like to replace it but it's fairly old and not compatible with the new mixer cartridges. I bought a brand new valve & cartridge but I'm ...
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How to stop water running down shower tube and under the bath

We've got a corner jacuzzi bath tub with a shower attachment. The shower tube goes through a hole and via a spring so that the tube retracts automatically. The problem is that water collects on the ...
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Drop Ceiling Carrying Current?

After we use our shower, our ceiling makes a buzzing noise (sounds like a bug stuck up there). When my husband moved the drop ceiling tiles he noticed one rail is carrying current (it was throwing off ...
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Need For Redgard On Cement Board - Can I apply it before hanging?

Basically I'm getting a guy to do my tile around my tub/shower. He swears you don't need Redgard and we are on a tight timeline so applying it when hung would put us behind anyway (We really have 2 ...
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My shower doesn't turn on when I turn the diverter

I have a problem with my shower. When I turn the diverter knob no water comes out of the shower head. I have the type of knobs that are three one for hot one for cold and the middle to turn on the ...
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Hot and cold water mix

My hot and cold water mix in the shower lasts only about 2 minutes ,then the water goes cold ,would like to know the reason ,its only happening in my shower .
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Why does my shower head drip when the tub faucet is on?

I just installed a new tub fixture set: There are two controls - one for temperature and one for volume. The large handle is volume. When the diverter valve is engaged the shower sprays properly ...
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Cover/block square Schluter Kerdi tile-in shower drain

I'm looking to buy a square Schluter Kerdi tile-in shower drain for my current bathroom project. However, there are times when I would like to be able to plug this drain and allow some water to ...
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Insulation and vapor barriers behind Corian/Greenboard shower walls

I've got a small bathroom that I am working on repairing/refinishing. I've removed the existing (leaky) shower and base and am replacing them with Corian-like materials (Kohler's Choreograph for the ...
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Water under tile shower floor

The calking around the shower (where the floor meets the wall) was loose and water has been leaking through it. In removing the old calking I discovered that there is a build up on water visable. ...
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What are disadvantages of wood floor covering in shower?

I love the idea of the luxurious texture of wood flooring in a shower. Does this add significant maintenance/cleaning concerns to the shower?
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How can I support an already installed shower valve?

My shower valve was poorly installed. The pipes and valve were never secured or clamped to the surrounding framing. The valve rattles around in the wall and the cover plate has about a 1/2" gap ...
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no hot water in a single handed shower with low pressure

since summer is over i've started using the hot water again and now it has low water pressure, low enough to not being able to start the gas water heater. oddly, the sink faucet of the same bathroom ...
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How to seal around shower handle?

I just finished installing my shower escutcheon but am unsure of how to seal around the inner hole. Here's a picture There's a flimsy foam seal in there but I don't feel good about relying on that. ...
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Fix leak between seal and shower door joint

Anyone got any suggestions for sealing this gap up? The problem is because of the door joint, the top seal can't work all the way down, but the bottom seal can't move all the way flush because ...
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Flush the toilet and I hear gurgling in my shower

When I flush the toilet the shower gurgles. Could this be because the shower hasn't been used in about 2 years? Also I hear it when I flush my toilet at the other end of the house in the same shower.
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What is coming out of these water pipes?

I have been dealing with some hot water pressure issues. See Should hot water pressure be reduced after hot water is used? Today, hot water pressure reduced so much it was impossible to shower. In ...