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Sorry I didn't check back and see your question re: maintenance and cleaning, etc. I used ipe decking in my master bath shower, raised off the tile floor with rubber feet. I rinse the ipe off soap scum after every shower, this takes about 5-10 seconds. Every regular cleaning the wood is lifted out, tile cleaned normally. I have a hard brush to scrub off any ...


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The water company charges you based on the amount of water that flows through the water meter. The water meter doesn't know which valves are open or closed, it only knows that water is flowing through it. Most places I've lived, bill based on cubic feet of water used (1 cubic foot of water = 7.48 gallons). There's also commonly a sewer charge if you're on ...


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I had the same issue. Knocking coming from my master bathroom sink and when I flushed the toilet along with the shower. After checking out a couple of blogs I decided to replace my shower cartridge. I had a delco universal one in there. After installing the Delta cartridge made before 2006 the knocking went away.


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Larger supply piping and a "parallel" (as opposed to "series") manifold arrangement will help, but you need to realize that there is only so much you can do. You are limited by your home's water supply pressure and size. Probably the easiest thing to do is use low flow "water saving" shower heads/nozzles. If you want to do more, check the size of your: ...


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Unfortunately, your real problem here actually isn't that you have cracks in the cement; it's that your cement has developed several cracks in 2 days. They are a symptom indicating that the cement is weak (typically because it was not mixed correctly; most often, it's too wet). Nothing you do to repair the cracks will fix that weakness. The right thing to ...


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First a disclaimer: You should follow all local by-laws and building codes in your area relating to mold mitigation/abatement to avoid lawsuits and painful death. Having said that, since your probably going to handle it yourself anyway, here's what to do. The top picture does look like classic black mold but the other two look like a factory sealant of some ...


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That looks like fiberglass (if it feels pretty flexible its fiberglass, if it pings when you tap it with your wedding ring its porcelain) which could in theory be patched with a fiberglass resin patch. Use the kind with the fiberglass mesh, not just Bondo it will crack. Or you could try West Systems G/Flex Epoxy Kit WSY-650K, I've used it to do some hairy ...


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Could be a clump of solder is in the pipe. I had the same problem recently and ran the shower for a while without the shower head. I never found anything but the problem went away. Maybe it was a glob of flux that finally dissolved.



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