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If you have access to the attic; and presumably the top of the bathroom fan, you may be able to follow the duct. If you don't have access to the top side of the fan, you could remove the cover and take a peek inside. You should be able to get a glimpse of the outlet, which should allow you to determine if there's ducting attached. In my house, the ...


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It it is a new build, then removing the trap under the sink will not be an issue. Just loosen the nuts, remove the trap (have a pan underneath) and then clean the trap. This is most likely the source of the slow draining. If the trap looks clean, then get a hand auger (snake) to clean the drain line. It is best to do this with the trap out. Hand augers ...


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Black plastic drain pipes are typically ABS. White, usually PVC. There is a special cement that can join the two which will be found in the area with regular PVC cement at the plumbing supply. Just check the label carefully. Not silicone - no way, no how, don't go there.


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If your area allows, you can do the following: Cut the power With a small saw, cut above and below the wire so you can remove the piece facing you on the stud - should leave the wire floating free and the channel should be no more than 1 inch in height. Gently pull the wires out, cut the stud in two and remove On your new studs, cut a channel through the ...


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If they've already checked everything outside your unit, then the next thing to check is the mixing valve in your shower. Especially since your sink water gets hot enough.


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The tile you liked says "waterproof: no" in the specifications. I suggest plank-style vinyl flooring that clicks together without adhesive.


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They are waterproof in that you can get the top as wet as you want. They are not waterproof in that they will keep water off your floor, nor will said water not affect the bond to the floor. These tiles may be able to last sitting in water but they will not keep water from getting underneath. Your only options are really one sheet of vinyl or tile (could ...


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Simple (and cheap) method would be to install the mixing valve set of your choice for the wall with the shower head and install two simple control valves upstream of the mixing valve unit, one for hot and one for cold. You could leave the mixer set at the temperature and flow rate that you normally use, the upstream valves would basically be remote shut-offs ...


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It sounds like what you really need is a remote controlled shower valve and temperature controller. Most major manufacturers are offering these now including the likes of Kohler, Moen and others. These give you remote digital control of your shower including temperature, timer mode, warm up mode and flow rate control. If you're not prepared for the ...


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Sure I think you could do this. You'd need another set of supply lines at the other side, and a second valve. You'd then run the pipe for the shower head to the other side of the shower and T it in with the other shower head pipe. The only downside I can think of is the cost - a good thermostatic valve is expensive!


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Since the plumbing is new, the mixer probably has a shower scald guard in it to prevent the knob from rotating all the way to the left (hot). Adjusting that should in theory allow you to make the shower hotter.


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If the wood is in good condition and you refinish it properly I see no reason not to keep that flooring. Most oil based flooring vanishes will work fine but if you want to get really serious have a professional flooring company come in and finish it with an aluminum oxide based finished or one of the catalyzed varnishes.


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This is more of a comment because you don't have enough info to answer it properly *** You have an array of answers here. None are right. For most homes you want a minimum of 3/4" plywood + 1/4" backer or membrane (Kerdi). This is bare minimum. But there are a lot of factors to your install. What is your joist spacing, how big are your joists, is there ...


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I've seen pro tilers install tiles right onto a plywood (not particle board) subfloor by putting down Ditra mat. I'm not a tiler so I can't say 100% that this is advisable but it's up to commercial code anyway. It would solve you're height issues and its easier to install than backer.


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1/2" plywood is for temporary applications, exterior sheathing and used as gigantic shims. It does not belong as a floor or a roof; minimum 5/8" exterior grade. HardieBacker: What subfloor should HardieBacker board be installed over? The minimum subfloor specified is 5/8" exterior grade plywood or 23/32'' exterior grade OSB subflooring. HardieBacker ...


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You could definitely just silicone the suction cups to the tile. This is kind of permanent in the sense that you will not be rearranging this, but not so permanent that you are hurting the tile. To take it out a putty knife would do the trick. Might have to use a solvent to get rid of the remnants but not a big job at all.


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The best approach I have found is to make sure everything is clean and then apply a small layer of petroleum jelly to the suction cup. It helps to create an air tight seal.


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Your apartment is your home, and the way your home looks not only reflects your personality, but actually impacts how you feel about yourself. So how can you quickly improve the look of your apartment without spending a fortune on new decorations, buying random trinkets that'll only add clutter to your life, or bringing in an interior decorator for hundreds ...



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