Questions tagged [bathroom]

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How to deal with little holes in shower's tiled wall

My shower wall had a tiny towel rack which was installed with screws. Because of the location, I tended to bang my head on the corner when coming in close to the faucets to adjust the temperature. I ...
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Will my floor support our bathroom remodel?

We recently decided to remodel our upstairs bathroom (5 x 11 ft) and I have a lot of concerns about the amount of weight that will be added. I have had a contractor check it out and he says it should ...
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How can I unscrew the faucet nuts in the tight space behind my sink basin?

My bathroom faucet is dripping, and I would like to change the washers in it. The problem I am running into is the placement of the nuts holding the faucet valves in place: This is the underside of ...
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Accidentally removed part of rubber strip between bathtub and glass while replacing silicone caulk

I've had moldy, leaky silicone in my shower for a while, and decided it's time to replace it. But I got over-eager in pulling it out and got a chunk of an also-moldy rubber seal/spacer/gasket that's ...
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Would triple pane give me better results than double pane in a key location (bathroom)?

I am ordering replacement windows. I'm going to go with double-hung in the bedrooms and bathroom, and casement above the kitchen sink. Double-hung vinyl with added foam insulation in the frames. ...
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Do I have to have an exhaust fan above my stove?

My stove is smack dab next to the back door (which is easy to open and close). Do I have to have a functioning exhaust fan? Or can I just close it off to solve a draft problem I am having? And same ...
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Water Leaking Out of Top Outer Corner

I recently noticed water collecting next to the tub. After watching closely, I realized it doesn't happen during a shower or bath, and only collects after a shower is complete. At first, we thought ...
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Is a tablespoon of vinegar and a cloth adequate to clean tiles with compiled soap, dirt residue?

What is a good product that can effectively clean tiles without damaging them? The type of tiles are floor tiles I think are ceramic based on this and are not shiny. I would like to clean them of ...
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Bathroom Sink Clog

I've had an ongoing battle with my bathroom sink. A little over a year ago, I successfully cleared a clog using a liquid drain cleaner but noticed some leaks at the juncture of the J-bend, and so I ...
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Washer outlet extension after adding wall tile

This is the washer hot and cold water before I added tiles After I installed tiles, the connection was flushed to the tile so I had to add an extension To me, this is an ugly hack because it makes ...
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What should I do about no ground wire

I bought a new bath fan for my old house(1920s). Where the fan is installed, there is a power/black, and a neutral, but no ground wire to connect to it. It's old knob and tube wiring. Is no ground ...
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Suggestions on tile edging

We recently tiled out bathroom and when installing a bath tube ledge the trim we installed wasn’t cut at a 45 angle. A little unsure as to how best to finish this end piece of tile First image is ...
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Suggestions for finishing off bathtub ledge

We are doing a bathroom renovation. We have put a tile ledge at the foot of the existing bathtub. I’m looking for ideas on how best to close up the side panel. Plan was to use fiber cement board ...
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Double switch wiring

I replaced an old double switch with a new one and now nothing turns on. Both are 15a 125v. Looking at the old switch : on the left, two white wires going to two gold screws above/below each other; on ...
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Is a threshold drain outside my laundry room and bathroom, draining to daylight, a good idea?

We are building out a two-room suite that consists of a full bathroom (tub, sink, toilet) and a full laundry room (washer, sink). There is one single door that enters into this two room suite. I ...
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Sewage pump sounds like running dry

We have a sewage pump in our basement. We didn’t install it but inherited it with the purchase of the house. I believe the basement was updated in 2014 with a bathroom, hence the sewage pump. The last ...
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Can I put a shower pan where tile USED to be?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom. Water was underneath and had rotted the wood nearby. Now I have a concrete pan underneath where the tile used to be that slopes toward the drain. Can I put a ...
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How should I install tile backer board with a curved tub flange?

I'm attempting my first bathroom remodel and been down the debate of how/where to place the tile backer board. I found this thread here: https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/32090/94284 Should I put ...
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How to remove shower knob?

I can't figure out how to remove this shower knob. I have done knob removal before, but this one is quite perplexing. It seems to have a metal cap that I would think would be taken off to reveal a ...
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Mold on the walls on the bathroom

I've been living on the same rented house for some years and on the last year's the mold on the house is intensifying. For example the bathroom is the worst case by far This is an old house and the ...
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Wet venting of added bathroom sketch -question is this layout OK?

I am adding a master bathroom shower, toilet and double vanity to an abutting wall of a full bathroom, Is this wet venting good if I tie into existing 2" shower vent in the shared wall?
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How do I get rid of this dirt between the tiles of my bathroom shower?

So I've tried to use bleach but this isn't coming clean. I know it's been a while since it's really been cleaned. Here's a pic:
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How should I wire an outlet and 2 switches in the same box with a hot white wire?

The wiring in this box has me stumped. I have one outlet and 2 switches, 1 to a vanity 1 to an overhead fan/light. I replaced all the switches and outlets throughout the rest of the house. I had the ...
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Repairing wall near shower and floor - drywall repair

We recently moved into an older house with a pretty rough master bathroom with a walk in shower. The corner of the shower door appears to be a little leaky so I was going to sit down and replace caulk ...
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Move vanity location and far away from plumbing

I am remodeling the bathroom and the old vanity was on the left side of the wall The old vanity was only 24" wide so I want to make it longer by turning it side way to the back wall so I can fit a 60"...
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How to deal with drain pipe sticking out of bathroom wall

This is the picture of a wall behind the toilet. You can see the black pipe sticking out of the drywall about 1" The previous owner decided to build a box around it. I didn't know what was inside and ...
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Foul smell coming from around bathtub tap, but it's not the overflow. What else could it be?

Every time I take a bath, while I am lying in the bath I notice a foul smell which eminates from around the tap area. At first I thought it was the overflow drain, so I did the usual full deep ...
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Can this drain pipe service two bathroom sinks?

we are in the process of modifying some rooms and we have an existing 3" pipe with a 1 1/5" drain pipe as shown here: We're trying to add a sink on the side currently not serviced by the drain pipe ...
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Replacing bath fan light heater - Existing Wire is (3) /2 cable

Old fan light heater was on a triple switch where each function had its own switch. I am a amateur DIYer, have tried each and every way possible to wire it. I either get nothing or the switch is ...
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How can I remove a stuck pivot rod from a popup sink drain?

I cannot get the pivot rod out to remove my bathroom sink stopper assembly. I unscrewed the nut easily enough. The ball part doesn't seem stuck but the rod will not come out. Every post/youtube video/...
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How can I extend the rough-in drain away from the wall?

I installed a new bathroom vanity and sink, and the sink is a slightly different size than the old one. As such, the tailpiece for the new sink doesn't line up with the existing drain line coming out ...
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Connecting braided water connector with 1/2“ female connection to 3/4” male tub inlet

I'm currently using a 3/4" x 1/2" bell reducer and 1/2" nipple to connect my tub faucet's inlet flare (I think that's the right word?), but no matter what I do, I'm getting leaks on both ends of the ...
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My Light Switch Wont Turn Off My Fan

I replaced a ceiling light in my bathroom with a fan and light. It is on one switch using the same wires as the previous light, which worked. Hooked up according to installation standards. Brother ...
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Bathroom fan won't turn on

I'm installing a bathroom fan and I can't get it to power on. I want to wire it to the switch that controls the lights in the bathroom. The power comes from the lights to the switch. After splicing ...
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I want to put snap together wood flooring over bathroom subfloor. Is this effective?

Due to water damage I needed to repair a section of my particle board bathroom subfloor. This ruined the linoleum, which we removed. Now I want to put snap together flooring in. What do I need to do ...
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how to stop the smell of cigarette from other units coming into our bathroom air vent

Few months ago, I bought a unit in a new mid-rise condominium and we live on the top floor. When the owner of the units below me moved in after 2 months, I started to smell cigarette smoke in our ...
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Wet Adjacent wall and base board behind bath tub

I have a water leakage problem. I have a bedroom wall and baseboards that are getting wet due to water leakage coming from the bathroom adjacent to the room (the wall is right behind the bathtub valve ...
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I want to mix indoor acrylic enamel paint with indoor acrylic paint

I have interior Beauti-Tone enamel acrylic paint. It cleans up with water it says. And I have Beauti-Tone interior acrylic paint but it's a little too dark. Can I add a tiny bit of the white interior ...
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Help wiring bathroom fan!

I am having trouble wiring wiring this Nutone roomside dc series 110 vent fan! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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rubber gasket under bathroom sink leak

Need temp.fix, seal until January when I'll replace the whole thing. Replacing gasket might not be possible due to age and state of the whole thing.
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How do I get rid of water streaks on my bathroom wall?

So the walls in my bathroom have streaks all over them. They've been building up over time and is getting worse. The wall over the shower in particular looks pretty bad. Does anyone know how I can get ...
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Grout or caulk on tile floor to tile wall

My shower has tile floors and walls and the connection between them is very rough and needs to be re-done. It looks like previously there was some caulk added in spots. What is the recommended ...
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Why doesn't my toilet flush completely outside summer months?

So my toilet only flushes down during the summer months. Yet during winter fall and spring it wont go down all the way. Can't figure out why. Tried a snake and every other means to unclog but I doubt ...
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Replacing a bathvanity light with multiple fixtures

I am replacing an eight bulb lighting strip in my bathroom with two LED four lamp strips and adding three small LED recessed cans. The old strip when I bought the house, used 8 60 watt bulbs. Two of ...
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How do I clean mold off my bathroom ceiling?

So I live in an apartment and there are black spots all over my bathroom ceiling. I assume it's mold. I've kind of avoided dealing with it because it's on the ceiling which makes it harder to clean. ...
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How to clear the clogged washbasin?

The washbasin in my bathroom is clogged very badly and I have no idea how can I clear it. I'm in Germany and their systems are very new to me and I don't even know what I should do on my own. Back ...
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Should I redo the shower pan liner?

I've been working with a local plumbing company on a few large bathroom projects and they've done some things really well and some things poorly, and on a few cases, I've jumped in to just make the ...
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Tear out regular mesh Fiba tape in tub setting?

I recently used mesh tape on all cement board corners on a tub area I’m about to tile. I didn’t realize there was mesh tape specifically designed for cement board. I just used the regular stuff for ...
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How can I prevent a shower curtain from drifting into the shower's occupant?

The problem to be resolved When taking a shower, the curtain sneaks closer and closer to my body and finally, it bites my butt, which is immensely unpleasant. One person in the household lacks ...
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Temporary patch for tile bathroom floor

I recently opening up a bathroom wall to install framing and moving plumbing for a new hanging vanity. I unexpectedly discovered that the wall was actually many layers of walls on top of eachother. ...