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I try to replace galvanized when ever possible. I've noticed in tub/shower installs water eventually tends to come out discolored due to rusting of the galvanized piping. Also, I've found that galvanized, when installed in direct contact to copper or brass tends to rust quicker and I've been told by at least 2 different plumbers that it is because of the ...


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It might be a poorly fitted waste outlet in the bath. When plastic bathtubs are filled with water they change shape slightly due to the considerable weight of water. This can move the connections to the waste pipe slightly. It might also just be due to the higher pressure of a tub full of water and the higher flow rates when draining. The waste connection ...


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There's no pressure/overflow inside the walls that would explain this. There is a tub overflow that connects to these same drain lines, and due to their position, they could be partially related to the actual problem. This indicates the drain lines have a leak, likely a bad glue joint on the top of the drain line near the trap. If there's any partial ...


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If it where me I would install a narrow drain in the tub with a lint filter in the bottom given you have a wet room. I have seen this in France and it honestly is quite useful. It is virtually impossible to cleanout a pipe well that is stuck in concrete so getting things before it goes down makes sense.


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Bending cheap vinyl tile 90 deg to fit the join between the bath panel and the floor will result in cracks and leaks, and your wooden floor will be wet again. Lay the vinyl tile on the floor up to the bath panel just as if you thought that brown plastic was tres chic. Use recommended adhesive and seal all the joints, tile to tile and tile to plastic. Then, ...


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You can glue water you want to the side of your bathroom. Will it hurt anything? No. Will it look good? Highly debatable.


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If a new gasket doesn't clear up a drip, the valve seat may need to be resurfaced or replaced. The big box stores have replacement seats and the wrench to do it, and may have the tool to resurface. If the correct replacement seat is available, that's the way to go IMO.


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These get blocked by hair and soap buildup all the time there was probably some scum on it when you removed it (now matter how clean the tub is). An old wire coat hanger can be used to scrape around and pull the remaining soap/hair out. Or the purchase of a small hand auger and slide it in and rotate to clean. I really don’t like drain cleaners in these ...


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A snake has a long reach, 25 feet, 50 feet, and more. So, if a clog is some number of feet into the piping, you may well need a snake. Alternatively, you can try to plunge the drain, forcing the clog along and breaking it up. Alternatively, you can pour boiling water or soap down the drain, to try to dissolve the clog. If you use strong acid (sold for ...


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PVC screw fittings are unscrewed in the counter clockwise direction, but that's in reference to the pipe they are attached to. You may be upside down in some of those connections. The popup drain connection is made to the sink drain tail piece. You don't need to remove this to gain access to the trap below, so it can remain untouched. Note that most clogs ...



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