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Questions tagged [bathroom]

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

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Tile edging around a niche

This doesn't look right, right? Need some advice on what I should have done instead. I'm thinking the bullnose should have been installed surrounding the niche, not inside the niche. I'm having ...
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Does painting over stylized wall tile in bathroom look good?

We are preparing to list our house to sell and are nervous to paint over the tiles for fear it will look worse. There are spots that really need to be addressed, the image is of a spot that's in good ...
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Bathroom fan/light wiring help

I have old switches at home for the fan and lights. In short, 2 switches to control fan and lights separately. Recently, I've been trying to add a timer switch which requires neutral and it doesn't ...
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Is it better to use a AFCI/ GFCI breaker in the panel or do to use a AFCI/ GFCI receptacle? [closed]

To protect a bathroom outlet, should I put an AFCI/GFCI breaker in the breaker box or do I put in an AFCI/GFCI receptacle? Can a AFCI/GFCI receptacle be divided into 2 circuits with a 20A breaker ...
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How can I power a vanity light from a ceiling light switch circuit? [on hold]

I have power coming into a LED can light then to a regular bulb light then to a double switch (single gang). Then trying to use the second switch to power two other vanity lights. How is this wired?
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LED downlights working in conjunction with bathroom fan

There are 3 led downlights and an extractor fan wired with a bathroom fan isolator and separate light switch. The light switch also, when on, provides the live connection to the fan isolator switch, ...
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How to remove this bathroom faucet?

does anyone out there know the manufacturer of this faucet or how to remove the cartridge? I can remove the handle but can't seem to unscrew the base. Thanks in advance.
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Disassemble IKEA Godmorgon drawer

I put in the front panel of the cabinet upside down. The screws it uses are some kind of cam locks, but the locks are attached to the drawer face and were not put in by me. I've not really seen them ...
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Using epoxy grout instead of silicone caulk?

Is epoxy grout more flexible than traditional grout? Assuming it is, just because normal epoxy has some flexibility, could epoxy grout be used instead of silicone caulk in specific places in a ...
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Electrical Outlet not working - Open Neutral

There are two outlets in our downstairs bathroom, one on each side of the sink. The one on the right side hasn't worked since we moved in. So, I decided to buy a tester and check it out. It said "Open ...
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Waterproof membrane under alcove tub? Tiling the bathroom floor

I’ve completely demoed my bathroom, I’m going to install the alcove tub and then tile the floor. It’s a one story house and it’s a concrete subfloor. My question is: do I apply the waterproof membrane ...
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Basement Bathroom Venting Help

Our basement has been roughed in for a bathroom. My layout has a three floor PVC pipes coming out of the ground. The left most pipe has a tipped over bucket cemented onto the floor. There is a middle ...
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How close for the toilet and vanity

is there a rule of thumb, for how close the bathroom vanity should be next to the toilet... Doing a remodel, and would like to have a larger vanity, but don't want to encroach on the toilet and (um) ...
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Bathroom fan too loud

I recently installed a new bathroom fan in our master bath in hopes for a much quieter environment. I installed a NuTone Model # AERN110 (110 CFM, 1.0 sone). I've never had an ultra quiet exhaust ...
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How can I tighten my shower head holder so that it doesn't slip and let the shower head drop out

I'm struggling to fix a shower head holder that seems to have loosened so that it no longer reliably cradles the shower head when the shower is not in use. What tends to happen now is that the shower ...
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Drill won’t go through vanity to install knobs

I’ve tried two different drill bits but they just won’t go through the vanity so I can add knobs. Any idea why it won’t work?
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Difficulty (drain plumbing wise) in splitting a large bathroom on the second floor into two bathrooms?

We have a large main bathroom and we'd like to split it so we have a small master bath and a smaller main bath. Layout wise, door wise, etc, we think it will fit but we're trying to gauge the ...
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How can I remove this single hole American Standard bathroom faucet?

I see no screw and it doesn't seem to be attached at the bottom. How do I remove this leaky faucet to get to the washers?
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How would insulate/fill this large enclosed area behind my gas fireplace

I’m currently remolding most of my bathroom because I found some black mold behind a shower tile and then there just kept being moisture the more I uncovered. After opening the wall behind my ...
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Bathtub installation in Basement

I am currently finishing my basement and looking to install a bathtub. I have already decided that I will be using a sub-floor in the basement. My question is: Should I place the bathtub directly on ...
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venting bathroom fan through soffit

So here's my experience of venting through the soffit. The humid air from the bathroom is expelled downward and rises up again to the soffit and in very cold weather in Canada it freezes there, then ...
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Vibrating pipes on closed system

I have a Gledhill pressurised system and it has started to vibrate when the cistern and pressure valve was changed after failing through the winter. I have had 3 different plumbers in and they don’t ...
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How can I prevent mold from growing on my bathroom walls?

The humidity in my bathroom is causing mold to grow on the walls. In addition there was a leak in the roof, that stained the ceiling, and now the ceiling is discolored as well even though the leak ...
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Bathroom Fan Leaking/Dripping

Can you help some frustrated new home owners? Our 14 month old new home is leaking this brown liquid into our bathroom. This almost exclusively happens after a snowfall and it starts to melt. We get ...
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Bathroom Ceiling Outlet installation from Attic

I would like to install another outlet in my bathroom so I can hookup a smart speaker. I think the easiest way to do this would be from the attic such that I could place a ceiling outlet from an easy ...
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan Keeps Running

We live in a two bedroom town home, and within the upstairs bathroom, an exhaust fan is located in the ceiling (but not above the bath tub/shower). There is a wall switch containing 3 switches: one ...
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bath faucet is hot but shower head always turns cold

My shower has a single lever that turns from right (cold) to left (hot). When the lower bath faucet runs the water comes out hot. But the upper showerhead never heats up. If I run the lower faucet ...
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How to effectively patch/recaulk small crevices between bathtub and bathroom tile?

There was some mold growing inside the caulk at one corner of my tub so I cut it out. In doing this I discovered I have a few small gaps in the old caulk I'd like to fill. I want to practice ...
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Cut Bathroom Supply Tube

I cut my hot water supply tube while replacing a damaged piece of flooring in my bathroom - pretty much cut it in half and now can't get it to stop leaking. How can I fix it to prevent future leaks?
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Is there a dimmer light switch with secondary constant 120V output?

I have a vent fan and an overhead light in my bathroom. They are currently tied to one standard light switch. When that light switch is in the "on" position, the vent fan and light are both powered on....
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Bathroom… Fan, Light, and Heat blower

I have an old existing bathroom exhaust fan, light and heater. I want to replace this with just a new exhaust fan and light without the heater. Please advise how I should do the wiring since I will ...
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How to repair/replace old tongue and groove plank subfloor in bathroom?

After my bathroom was demoed, I discovered that the subfloor is in bad shape. The home was built in the 1960s and the subfloor consists of 3/4" thick tongue and groove planks running diagonal to the ...
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Is this mold on my bathroom ceiling?

I've recently purchased a house and am worried there might be mold on the bathroom ceiling. Can anyone identify if that's what these dark blotches are? If it is mold, what's the best way to get rid of ...
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How do I remove the connected **plunger** of a bathtub linkage assembly that won't fit through the opening?

I have a trip lever mechanism on my old tub and want to replace it because the water stop lever is faulty and the tub drains and leaks slowly. I removed the cover plate from the overflow opening and ...
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Electrical outlets in my bathrooms don't have power

Four bathrooms in my house three of them the plugs don't work but the lights do the only GFCI in my house is in the kitchen I already tripped that to see if that was why they weren't working did not ...
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Tile directly adhered to subfloor

I can home from work last night to find that the contractor began tiling in the master bathroom and is applying the ceramic tiles directly to the existing subfloor. My knowledge isn’t vast, but I ...
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Is my shower drain flange glued

My shower drain was leaking on to ceiling below and I thought to replace the shower drain flange and reseal it. Since it was probably put 10 years ago. I am trying to unscrew the flange but it doesn’...
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Why is my Panasonic Whisper series bath fan starting up so slowly?

I recently had a Panasonic Whisper Series bath fan installed in my bathroom by a plumbing/HVAC company and wired up by a separate electrician. The fan starts up extremely slowly: it sounds like ...
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removing handles from a moen 6010 bathroom faucet and install 1224 cartridge

I have a moen 6010 bathroom faucet assmbly. No screws visible to remove the cartridge. How do I get the handles off to gain access to the cartdridge?
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Bathroom floor sealer

What sealer can I use for upstairs bathroom floor I have ceramic tile and it’s leaking on kitchen ceiling. I want a seal between tile and baseboard.
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Are there durable peel and stick tile options that can installed on the drywall above a vinyl shower/tub?

The drywall above the edge of the tub peels and cracks and I'm looking for options on how to protect it. I am comparing the cost, feasibility and appearance.
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What are these bathroom mirror lamp holders called?

I have two mirrors in different bathroom that looked like this: Now one of them looks like this: Now the problem is these sockets are old and loose and i would like to replace them and "fix" them in ...
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Double-vanity sinks drain slowly — venting problem?

When I turn on the water to my double-vanity bathroom sinks, water begins pooling within the bowl after only a few seconds. The drain lines below the sinks appear to be clear (there is no debris in ...
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Where to buy a 4-inch toilet flapper in North America? [closed]

I am having the toughest time finding the right replacement toilet flush flapper that fits. The pipe in the water tank is really wide, and the old flapper has the diameter of 4 inch, and 3 inch wide ...
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Does 3/4” pex supply enough water for a house

Will 3/4” pex with an inside diameter of .68 inches have enough capacity to supply a 3/4” manifold with 1/2” supply lines to a bathtub, washer and toilet and sink with no pressure drop? I plan on ...
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How to add colour to grout for wall tiles

I'm preparing to tile a bathroom wall with white 100x200mm tiles. For aesthetic reasons, I'd like to use contrasting grout in a bright vivid colour. All the pre-coloured grouts I can find for sale are ...
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First time DIY tile floor in powder room--transition, leveling, grout?

We've added a small half bath to an addition, and we're planning to tile the floor ourselves even though we have never done it. The room is about 20 square feet and I'm planning 12" x 24" tiles, so 10 ...
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Tub faucet, how to attach elbow to cut pipe (partially cut threading)?

I'm working with an older fixture and most of the pipes are fused which has made it unwieldy. I'm a novice at plumbing as well. I've attached a picture of the faucet plumbing. Valves still work fine ...
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Nice way to cover vent and drain after removing washer dryer

We have moved out washer and dryer upstair. But the basement bathroom still has all the vent and drain holes. What is the best way to cover or make things look nice (beside drywall over)? UPDATE 1 ...
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Could this be the source of the sewage smell?

Recently a plumber came and fitted a new pan connector to my toilet. It needed to be replaced and there was a sewage smell for about a week before it was replaced. Since then the smell has reduced ...