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Are you saying that your apartment has one water heater that only you and your roommate share, or that your complex provides hot water to all units? If the complex provides hot water and if both showers get cold together at about the the same time, your plumbing is probably normal (your shower doesn't have some extra source of hot water). The difference ...


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Hardly any noticeable difference; though a "high flow" showerhead would make any difference WORSE, not better, as well as increasing your water use needlessly. The water is already traveling through many feet of pipe to get to the bathroom. Whether there's 4 more feet of pipe to the showerhead or 9 more feet of pipe to the showerhead makes very little ...


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I don't believe it's necessary to run the concrete/hardiboard all the way to the top on a remodel application. Your point about not messing up the ceiling is a good one that people often run in to. I assume that the drywall that is existing is greenboard or blueboard (i.e. wet area approved)? You have to think "if it's lasted in bathroom this long..." I ...


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We spoke to a plumber. Speaking off-record, he thought the problem might not be related to the new tap but may be incidental. We now think its because of the pressure in our boiler. About a week after I posted this question, the pressure reached zero. We didn't realise that we had low pressure until it briefly stopped working! After re-pressurizing it, the ...


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Hmm I’m not really sure what caused these cracks in the first place? Looks to me that you have a problem with overall poor craftsmanship, because even if stone on the floor has cracks under your drain there should be something called "cuff" or a "sleeve”. It is made out of plastic or some similar material, circle like shape with diameter bigger than drain, ...


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That looks just plain done wrong to me. The drain entrance should be below the membrane that should be below the stone. Cracks in the grout should have no impact on the waterproofing effectiveness. Drain entrance level with stone surface = designed to fail. A minimally invasive fix would be to lay a membrane on the top of the current stone and lay new stone ...


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Since it's unlikely that the plumbing is in the attic, checking the insulation there is rather like checking the tire pressure when the oil light goes on in your car - unrelated, but you don't have to open the hood. Appears from afar to be a hack response by a contractor who doesn't care to get into the expense of actually correcting a problem that was ...


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The basic requirement when two tiled/ceramic surfaces meet at an angle other than the same plane is to use silicone. Do not use grout as invariably there is movement which will crack the grout and allow water egress into other substrates and weaken them, which will give you a headache. Some things to check: Get a grout scraper and scrape the joints from ...


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I have one of these and just opened it up. Rotate the knob to the left until the heat stopper stops it. Then turn the knob cap (or the closest part to you) to the left and it should unscrew. From that point you can unscrew the grip washer and then pull the plate off (once you've unscrewed the 2 bolts on it) by depressing the heat stopper as you pull it ...


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On some models the rubber washer helps keep the swivel tight. Check if the grommet has been pushed into the pipe (when overtightened, sometimes they get squished inside the pipe).


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If you cant access a the drain, try using Drano / Snake. Draino will dissolve any organic matter and a snake will dislodge any caught hair or other material in the drain. Edit: There may also be a problem with the venting if none of the solutions are correcting the problem. How old is your home?


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When you spray the tiles, where does the water come from? If the shower's plumbing, the leak may be arising from feed lines junctions beneath the tile at the head or the faucet handle. I'd start by spraying the tiles without using water from the shower's plumbing. Pour a few gallons of water from pails (filled elsewhere) onto the tile to confirm that the ...



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