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You probably just need to replace the cartridge inside the mixer valve. Thermostatic mixer valves work by expanding and contracting from heat and cold, automatically adjusting the mixture to maintain the set temperature. It sounds like yours is worn out, and as it heats up it is adding too much cold water, or not enough hot. Turning it off for awhile lets ...


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Hm. Possible answer to my own question, synthesizing what others have said: Another option would be to frame in and close off the bottom half of the window (improving privacy and reducing splash), and replace the top half with a swinging/tilting window. Largest complication would be properly closing the outside of the house; I presume I could just install ...


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If it's an old house, it may have originally been a claw-foot tub with a full surround curtain. And the window was the ventilation. If you want to keep the window (as it sounds like you don't want to seal it off), one option would be to replace it with a vinyl window with vinyl trim. Make sure the vinyl trim is glued and sealed. That would get rid of the ...


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I was about to put a comment, but it may be too long, so I go for an answer (sorry, if it's not so good...). Aestethical solution. As the curtain is already in place, i's quite awful-looking (imho, of course). If my intention would be to leave window in place (cuz I like the idea of some fresh air or/and more light during daytime) and replace curtain with ...


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Gotta open it up to find out. You can always open the drywall on the backside to get a look into the mixer valve and pipes in that area. Drywall is much easier to repair than tile and any fixes can usually be done from there as well. Also you might want to consider adding an access door so inspections/fixes will be easier in the future.


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1/2" is a bit thin to span that distance, although it should not be a problem with a concrete slab above it. If you are worried about it and need to use 1/2" sheathing for other reasons then just install 2x blocking perpendicular to the joist at a shorter distance on center, say 8"-12" O.C. in the area of concern. As for the wall studs, we would typically ...


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It's very difficult to tell what your existing pipe is like, as there's a shower attached to it. However, I think your problem is that the existing pipe diameter is larger than the UK shower connection? In which case you need a reducing coupler. Here's an example. But a) your existing pipe may be 1" rather than 22mm; and b) the fitting at the larger ...


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I'm not a plumbing expert, but I installed a new cartridge in my shower and had this problem. I think a new cartridge was installed in your absence for some reason, and installed incorrectly. Should be an easy fix, shut off house water, take it out and rotate it 180° reinstall, turn water on, should work fine.


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I'd suggest you get a small tub of premixed grout, a float, a sponge, and spend an hour fixing the problem. Be sure to remove any loose grout. (Something as simple as a utility knife will work for this. Wear gloves to avoid skinned knuckles.) If you want an even more durable job, score all of the existing grout along the edge of the tile (so 2 cuts per grout ...


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The tile needs thinset to adhere. The barrier doesn't replace that job. http://www.schluter.com/6478.aspx Kerdi faq advises which thinset they recommend to go on top of their barrier, before the tile. Better than the aqua defense, as I didn't find a similar recommendation on their site. Theirs is also a roll on sheet, not a liquid paint on.


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You do not need a shower pan but you DO need slope to the drain. This can be achieved by either a shower pan or a built-up base. Shower pans are usually in specific sizes and it looks like you have a custom size shower so in your case a built up base is probably your only option. You can build up a base over your existing floor as adhesion to the floor is ...


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The vapor barrier goes on the blue or greenboard, not behind it. The point if it is that the blue or greenboard is drywall at the end of the day. You don't want moisture hitting it, even if blue/green are more 'water' resistant than normal. see this answer here: What are the pros and cons of adding a vapor barrier behind shower backer board? also google ...



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