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Questions tagged [bathroom]

For questions regarding the room where one bathes or uses the toilet.

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Is this a threaded tap? If so, what is the best way to unscrew it without damaging it?

So this is the tap I have and I’d like to attach an accessory to it. I believe it is threaded and I should be able to unscrew the existing head to be able to use the threads, but I don’t know how to ...
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Should I put insulation in a shower wall if it's NOT an exterior wall?

I know that I should put insulation in a shower wall if it's an exterior wall, but what about if it's just an interior wall? Is there still a benefit to doing this?
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Shower engages immediately instead of using the tub spout

When I turn on my shower the water immediately goes to the shower head and not the tub spout. What's the issue? I put on a new tub spout a while back because the diverter was corroded. It seemed to ...
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Venting Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Can I run the bathroom fan vent into the already installed sewer vent? Previously it was just vented into the attic but is causing mold to grow up there because of the moisture.
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Drywall in bathroom

I have a buddy building a new house and the guys that did the drywall didnt use green board in the bathrooms. We live in iowa. Is it code to put greenboard in the bathrooms in iowa i cant seem to find ...
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Can I add USB outlets to bath/hall lighting circuit box (not GFCI)?

My bathroom, inside near door, has a 2-gang box, containing 2 light switches, powering combination ceiling light and fan. This box is fed by hallway lighting circuit, and the work box is not covered ...
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How to adjust shower drain height after replacing shower base?

I just pulled out my shower base to replace with a completely new base. Now I have no idea if the height of this will fit: Few questions: How do I remove or cut this top piece? I assume (C) is the ...
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Bathroom window size and fitting issue

My basement bathroom window is 35" W x 17" from the inside measurement: Now if I replace this old window, I have few questions: Do I shop some window that is 0.5" smaller on all edges? So like 34"...
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Replacing bathroom sink popup drain if sink has hairline cracks

I am not a plumber but I am quite handy and I want to replace an ancient bathroom faucet in an attempt to upgrade my apartment. I am not positive what material the sink is, whether marble or porcelain,...
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Not enough room for door trim

Hi I'm redoing my bathtub surround (because I did it incorrectly the first time). Basically there is only 3" between the tub and the door frame. How much should I extend the tile past the tub? How ...
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How to plumb a drain for whirpool tub with flex hose [on hold]

Whirlpool Jacuzzi tub with flex hose drain
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My basement toilet and shower will not drain after it rains

I just had a bathroom put in my basement. It's been working fine but yesterday we had a lot of rain and now the toilet won't flush and the shower will not drain. It is a septic system and the other ...
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How do I cover/repair this piece of my bath tub?

See the attached pictures. I'm short on ideas how to cover or replace this piece. I can't afford a full tub replacement right now so that is out of the question. Thanks
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Shower Retaining Ring?

I had a ring on my shower before removing it to paint the room. I placed the ring in a certain area, but our house's friendly ghost aparrantly needed it more and took it. Needless to say, I still ...
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Can I use expanding spray foam to support a cracked bathtub?

I want to use spray foam to support tub. When using foam to support cracked tub wont foam push tub up. Tub is already cracked and wont hold water.
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access to backflow preventer assembly

My backflow preventer assembly access is in my basement and its right below the proposed vanity space in our proposed basement bathroom.(we have planned a 48 inch vanity , but if i cut down to a 36 ...
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Remove shower enclosure for tiling but keep shower base only

I am remodeling my bathroom and want to change it to tile shower. I am OK with the shower base here and I don't like the shower enclosure / doors: Is it possible to just remove the door and the ...
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How to fix bad ditra-heat membrane install

So, I attempted to install a ditra-heat membrane in a small bathroom last night and it didn't go as well as I had hoped. I think either my mix was too dry or I tried to do too much at once, but ...
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What’s this button? [closed]

I’m a renter and have no idea what this button is on my bathroom light switch plate. It’s in every bathroom in our unit, and including a half bath. It changes color when you press and hold it, and ...
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Apartment outlets troubleshooting # 3

I have solved the power outage to the circuit powering 3 different rooms but only partially. 2/3 outlets power on and 1/2 of the light switches work. In the bedroom. The working outlet is the only ‘ ...
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Would the removal of the most upstream receptacle cause two separate GCFI outlets to go dead?

The two GCFIs are in each bathroom of the apartment. One of them is downstream from the outlet I disconnected and its on the same circuit. But, the other GCFI is in adjacent bathroom which is on a ...
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Scratch on wall - ceramic tile

by accident I scratch ceramic tile in my bathroom while cleaning. Do you have any idea how can I remove/(paint?)/fix this? I tried a lot of home products (at start I though its just a tech pencil), ...
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Bathroom Switch (Light/Fan) 3 Black Wires? GFCI?

I'm replacing my bathroom switches (2) with a timer (for the fan) and a motion sensing switch (for the light) (lutron brand, not sure if that matters) and I ran into a very weird configuration: So ...
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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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Installing a Bath Fan Without Attic Access?

I'm looking to install a bath fan (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-Breez-GreenBuilder-Series-100-CFM-Wall-or-Ceiling-Bathroom-Exhaust-Fan-ENERGY-STAR-GBR100/204347760) in a bathroom on the second ...
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How do I keep this old shower pan water tight

I have my shower room down to the studs. It has an old terrazzo shower pan which I hope to reuse. It had an inch high metal (lead?) edging around it. It was fairly decayed so most of it has broken ...
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Can I replace my bathroom's floor tile before replacing the tub?

I am doing a complete upgrade in a bathroom. Money is a huge factor. But, I'd rather hire a contractor to rr the tub surround (currently one piece). I'll do everything else myself. Can I put a tile ...
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Can you change the color of caulk when staining grout in a bathroom?

I recently had my bathroom renovated, including floor and shower tiles. I love the tile color, but the grout I chose dried a few shades lighter than I expected. I did some research and found that ...
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Vent aire solo extractor fan

Can anyone tell me what the little square piece of plastic film does. It fell out of the fan when I was cleaning it.
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Installing a Bath Fan Roof Vent Without Attic Access?

I'm interested in installing a bathroom extractor fan where there was a previously small regular fan, but there isn't an attic above the bathroom. The switch is already wired from the previous fan ...
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Is 4“ Ducting Used for a 4” Bath Fan?

I'm interested in installing a bath fan and am currently planning ou the project. The fan specs (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-Breez-GreenBuilder-Series-100-CFM-Wall-or-Ceiling-Bathroom-Exhaust-...
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Waterproofing between wall and new sink vanity

We just installed a new sink vanity and there's a roughly 1 inch gap between the bottom of our mirror and the top of the sink where the wall is exposed. We'd like to protect the wall back there from ...
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Bathroom Light Going out

So I have a Recessed Retrofit Downlight in the shower that began flickering and now is mostly dark, although sometimes it will go on. I removed it and here are the parts: Recessed Retrofit Downlight ...
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Bathroom fan and clothes dryer share an exhaust duct

My dryer which is located in our garage and our downstairs bathroom vents are connected. When the dryer is running warm air is moving to the outside, but also some of the air is coming back into the ...
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Repairing Damaged Drywall Around a Bathroom?

I have drywall in my bathroom that has started to flake and has become damaged over a few decades of use over a shower that didn't have an extractor fan. I'm currently in the process of planning out ...
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Can I add a receptacle from a bath fan switch box?

I hope this is simple. I want to add a GFCI receptacle on the wall of my bathroom behind a medicine cabinet. The closest electrical is a switch for my bathroom fan. Even though we have just one ...
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Restrictions on 90 Degree Elbow for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

The manual for a certain (100CFM/4") bathroom exhaust fan has a restriction on using 90-degree elbows close to the unit. Why is this? Is it okay to use 90-degree elbows further down the exhaust path? ...
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What Type of Ducting Should Be Used for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

I'm planning on installing a Bathroom exhaust fan (Just a note, the port is 4") and am curious as to what kind of duct should be used. I've heard that the duct should be insulated to prevent water ...
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GFCI wall outlets that also provide surge protection & USB ports [closed]

Does any vendor make a wall receptacle for bathroom use that provides GFCI, surge protection, and USB ports? Can you plug a surge protection strip into a GFCI? If I am understanding the inherent ...
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How to get lighting in the shower like this?

I'm remodeling my bathroom and I'd like to know how to get a lighting effect as seen in these photos. To get this, do you basically drop the ceiling to create a soffit over the shower, with a rope ...
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Drip leak on ceiling right above toilet. Can't nail down the source

So, I have a few drops of water showing up on my first level ceiling right about where the bathrooms are on the second level. On the second level I have two bathrooms - back to back (and the toilets ...
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Is it normal for caulk to let go around my new home's tub and kitchen sink? [closed]

Master bathtub caulking is already separating after 1 year after we bought this house brand new. It's also happening in the kitchen but nowhere else. Is this normal?
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how do i clean my fiber bathtub?

the painting guy working in my house left his material "tenner" on my new jacuzzi bathtub the plastic covering the jets and the plastic rap melted due to spillage of the tenner inside , is there is a ...
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Installing Problem with bathtub

Having a bathtub put in with the side walls is up 1/2" on one corner where it meets the bathtub. What is the problem? The contractor says he can't fix.
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What's the best way to remove a rusty, broken screw from a tiled bathroom wall?

The previous inhabitant of our apartment used screws which aren't rust-free in the shower. Now the screw holding our shower head rail broke off - or rather, just "came off" without any resistance. ...
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Using self leveling cement in basement bathroom around drain

Should you a use self leveling product over the slope towards a drain in the concrete floor in basement bathroom? We are wanting to install luxury vinyl plank in the bathroom and most sites say to ...
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What could be causing dampness in a bathroom wall?

The bottom section of the wall (other side is bathroom and a closet) has the following appearance - after prying out the planks that decorate the floor/wall interface. The wall (in a high rise) does ...
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Bathroom exhaust leaking when it rains

I have a water leak in my bathroom from around the exhaust housing that fits up into the ceiling. It only happens when it rains . How do I fix this problem?
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difficulty of replacing bathroom fan

I have a fan in one of the bathrooms of a 1930s house and there's a relatively low ceiling. The fan seems to work ok and it's in pretty decent shape(seems to be from 2013), but I think we need a bit ...
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Sealing existing vinyl tile

One small bathroom in a 1920s house. A cheap remodel was done what looks like about 20 years ago. We moved in recently and noticed water dripping through the ceiling below the bathroom after using the ...