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The teak wood is not the actual floor of the shower it is just a layer on top of the waterproof substrait or tile. There is no wood that has properties to form a shower subfloor - it holds too much water, expands and contracts too much, and rots. Not to mention sanitary issues. So can you put teak in a shower. Sure. You can stand on top of whatever you ...


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The proper installation order: vapor barrier, backer-board, tile. Secondly, since this isn't a drywall/wood wall, the backer-board would protrude the tiles off the wall about 1/2 an inch, this is easily fixed at the top where there is a tile moulding but was wondering if there were any other elegant solutions? I'm not sure that I understand this problem, ...


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https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm 608.7 Thresholds. Thresholds in roll-in type shower compartments shall be 1/2 inch (13 mm) high maximum in accordance with 303. In transfer type shower compartments, thresholds 1/2 inch (13 mm) high maximum shall be beveled, rounded, or vertical. Ramps(in general) are permitted to be 1:...


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That is a Moen brand shower valve. It has a cartridge (plastic or brass) that inserts into the valve body, retained by a "U" shaped clip. The cartridges get sticky over time which can be remedied with waterproof plumber's grease but I would probably replace the whole cartridge. The water needs to be turned off but you may be able to do it right at the ...


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Most showers do not have shut off valves like sinks & toilets do. I would check with the building manager or maintenance person (sounds like you did this). When you disassemble the valve to repair it water will flow unless turned off. so the answer would be No the water needs to be turned off to repair the internals of a valve.



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