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This type of shower should not have bounce to it even it has foam underneath to give it a softer touch. The showers are more often supposed to be installed with a heavy layer of thinset underneath to stabilize the pan and to build up any voids. Some showers are a little softer than others but they don't bounce or flex... or they crack and break. At this ...


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You could try this stuff, it's made for spas: ABS Repair Kit. I'm a surfer, we use some super sticky "grip tape" type material that bonds directly to the surfboard surface to provide traction. It comes in all shapes and sizes including large patches. It sticks like hell to both fiberglass and epoxy boards and is waterproof. It might be worth a try for ...


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There are options available: Use a DIY repair kit Hire a local company that specializes in this type of repair Replace the shower The first option would be the cheapest. You would need to know the type of material that the shower pan is made of and then search on line for something like ABS shower pan crack repair kit. This solution does not address the ...


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Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to wedge a piece of one-by in front of the copper pipe going up from the valve. The board was able to secure all movement. I used construction adhesive to glue the board to the inside of the near surface above the valve opening.


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Two options: Find a screw that does fit the thread. You have the screw that holds the handle on, right? Take that screw to the hardware store and buy one that is threaded the same and 3-4 inches long. You can then drill a hole in a 2x4 for the screw (you'll probably need a washer) and use that 2x4 to pull the stem out. Forget about changing the cartridge. ...


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How can you call such a mat? The general name for a long thin protective mat is a runner. Walmart "Vinyl Runner".


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As far as I can tell, what you have looks correct. It's very similar to the 3570 and that would require a 1225 cartridge. However, I see that Lowe's (and probably most hardware stores) sells kind of a one size fits all cartridge by Moen for their older valves. The 1200E is most likely what you need. 1200E - Metal faucet - "Replaces single handle cartridges ...


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For drain covers with no screw holes and no option of screwing in itself we usually slap some plumber's putty on the bottom and smash it in. With a screwdriver and a few tugs you can remove and reuse again but should keep it from moving.


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We had this issue and found it was the gasket inside the one shower head. Same thing - two showers, same shower head, one didn't work right. Once we removed the gasket and reinserted correctly everything was fine. For us, the gasket had been disturbed during our move.


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It is a good idea not to glue or make the grate non-removable in case access to the drain is needed in the future. For a fast non-adhesive fix to keep the grate in-place wrap a rubber band around the grates edge.


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(this post assumes you are in the UK, elsewhere YMMV) This is usually caused by poorly terminated wires which leads to the terminals and wire being overheated. The problem is overheating doesn't just tarnish the surface, it can also change the physical properties of the wire. Cleaning the tarnishing off is not enough the wire MUST be cut back. The ...


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I would think most likely the valve in the shower that controls the water flow has failed. It may be possible to replace the valve or you may end up having to replace the whole shower unit. Follow-up questions: What is the make and model of the electric shower unit? What country are you in?


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As noted previously, cracks in the mortar bed come from movement. What I would recommend, is replacing the showerpan with either a new mortar bed/ pvc liner, or to use (my personal preference) a Schluter Systems shower pan, or kit. It is easier to install, and has the correct slope to the drain, and carries less weight on the subfloor. It will also prevent ...


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Another possibility is clogging due to lime buildup. You can either remove the shower head and soak it in Lime Away, or bag it and soak it on the pipe.


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In the US, there is a law that a shower head can only put out a certain amount of water. Depending on the design of the head, there might just be a little filter/stopper piece that can easily be removed from where it screws into the pipe. Some people remove the restriction device to have "more pressure". If the shower heads were installed by a previous ...


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The fix you have done, is a temporary fix, the crack is an indication of movement, the epoxy will crack eventually. the solution in the near future will be to redo the shower pan and eliminate the cause of this crack.


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When I needed to replace the drain in my shower I was told to use this drain removal tool: If that tool would work, there will be four cross bars in the bottom of the drain that the tool grips when inserted. You take a screw driver or other rod and slip it through the holes on the side of tool to then turn it and remove the drain. If the tool doesn't ...


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Yes. Heavy flexible sheeting can be used to make a shower stall. Just think like a raindrop and think like a roofer doing shingles. As for fire code, forget it.


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You don't have to. It is completely up to you. Sealing the grout is doing absolutely nothing as far as water-proofing your current setup. I Redgard/HB many showers/tubs and here is what I do: unsanded - gets sealant. In my opinion it stains easily, especially below level where water constantly hits. sanded - don't seal it. It looks better unsealed and ...


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I always seal the grout, whether or not I'm after one of Custom Building Products' warranties: A complete CUSTOM Shower Installation System of products must be used including Shower Slope, Shower Base, ANSI A118.4 Bedding Mortar, Sealant, and suitable CUSTOM RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane to qualify for this limited warranty. –CBP ...


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The drain line is probably filled with hair and soap, chemical drain cleaners at best push the clog further down and make things worse in my opinion (now toilet backing up) with the exception of “mule kick” that will eat metal pipes and I am not sure if it is even available any longer. What you need is a real snake a small one to be run down the shower, and ...


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Most hand held shower hose/sprayer units utilize 1/2" pipe thread, aka 1/2"NPT (not all, some have a proprietary thread). You should be able to rig a tee to that mounting bracket (somehow, using hose clamps, velcro, ingenuity, etc.) using 1/2" PCV fittings. You could make it so the hose supplies the fixed tee, then use an additional hose or other fixed ...


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Even the best re-grout jobs will fail if the sub-floor under the tile is compromised in some way. If the tile are installed on a damaged or wet sub-floor they will eventually loosen from the thin-set that bonds them to the floor. Over time this will be evidenced by cracks in the grout joints. Before you try another grouting remove some of the loosest tile. ...



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