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Questions tagged [bathroom]

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

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Moving and covering light fixtures in bathroom

I currently have 2 small light fixtures in my bathroom on either side of my mirror above the sink. My plan is to add a new fixture above the mirror and patch/cover the existing fixtures. It's first ...
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Suction base cups removal

I have sited a Gecko loc caddy wrongly. What's the best way to remove the base plate from the tiled wall without damage.
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Does washroom silicone caulk turn into goo after time?

I found this tube of clear washroom GE caulk in the closet that hasn't been used in over a year. When I tried to apply it yesterday, it was like goo even after drying it for 24 hours. I want to know ...
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Repair plasterboard to refit pull-cord light switch

hoping for some quick advice here. My wife and I bought our home 2 years ago and have recently had issues with the pull-cord light switch in the bathroom sticking off. I took the old one down ...
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Will adding a half-bath impact the water pressure in the existing bathrooms?

It’s ranch w/full basement. Adding 1/2 bath, so a toilet/sink. Doing it all myself and going smoothly. Above the bathroom are the baths on the main floor which has 1/2 copper. Is the water pressure ...
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How much concrete floor cutting should I expect in this new layout for my basement bathroom?

I am assuming that relocating the vanity is the most difficult thing here. The plumbing is copper. Should I continue with copper of connect with plastic PEX. Below is the old layout. In the old layout,...
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Kerdi shower pan in a shower with 2 drains

Well my simple bathroom refresh has become a full on gut and remodel. I ripped out the tub/shower and plan on turning it into a large walk in shower approx 43" × 72". Since I already have 2 complete ...
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How should I attach glass panes for use as shower walls in place of tile?

How should I attach glass panes for use as shower walls in place of tile? I want to build an all glass shower, including glass panel back walls (see picture at top of page here: http://grayglassblog....
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How do I wire one outlet and two separate light switches in a three-gang box?

I'm remodeling an older bathroom. I would like to replace a combination switch/receptacle with two separate light switches and a receptacle in a three-gang box. The white and black wires on the power ...
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Drain Fly Infestation

After having a bathroom toilet drain clog cleared by a plumber by using a snake, we have experienced an infestation of drain moths. How may we eliminate the infestation?
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Why did the caulk around my tub develop brown/yellowish spots after only two days and what can be done?

Two days ago we re-caulked our tub using DAP Kwik Seal Ultra and left it undisturbed until today. Unfortunately it developed these brownish yellow spots and I am unsure why. I haven't been able to ...
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Moving the location of a bathroom sink

I am in the middle of a bathroom reno, and want to relocate one of the 2 sinks. Right now the sinks are on different walls 90 degrees from each other, and I like to relocate one so they are on the ...
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Water coming out of Bath tap when sink tap turned on

Water is coming out of our bath tap when we turn the sink tap on. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Bathroom Sink Tailpipe and P Trap do not line up horizontally

I'm installing a new vanity, everything fits fine except the sink drain is about two inches farther out from the wall than the previous sink was. How can I get some horizontal extension? The outtake ...
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removing faucet handle bathroom sink

I am stuck. I want to remove the handle to replace the cartridge. After removing the index I see what appears to be a flat head screw, but it is not screwable. It won't budge. I can't screw off the ...
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Air coming out of electrical outlets when bathroom exhaust fan is running?

I purchased a brand new apartment 6 months ago. I have noticed this as soon as I moved in, there is cold air blowing out of two electrical outlets whenever my bathroom exhaust fan is on. These two ...
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Concrete or mud pad below two layers of tile in bathroom. Not sure what it is and whether to demo it?

I recently started renovating one of our bathrooms. After removing a few tiles there was a second layer of tile beneath. Below the second set was a concrete/mortar base that is ~1.5 inches thick and ...
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Non-traditional control for three hole bathroom faucet

I don't like having to control hot water and cold water flow separately. I want to be able to change temperature (while maintaing flow) without having to coordinate two handles, or change flow (while ...
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Corner bead cement covering

Recently I've renovated a bathroom in my house. I re-tiled the shower and there was extra cement on the wall after the bullnose was put in. I wanted to cover the cement so I could just paint the ...
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Water not draining

We are having our bathtub converted to a tiled shower. After running the water for the first time, I noticed the water is puddling and not completely draining. The drain is at the front. Is there an ...
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attach an IKEA Lillangen cabinet to the wall above tiles

I am thinking about buying an IKEA Lillangen cabinet for my bathroom. That one: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50396635/. The assembly instructions are here: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/...
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How can I shorten the end overhang of a countertop?

My bathroom countertop has a long extended 6 inch wide section that extends over the toilet. I'd like to saw it off, then repair the drywall behind it. I'm not going to take the top off to cut it. ...
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Trouble fitting plumbing under new vanity

I am trying to install a new vanity and have run into some trouble trying to fit the plumbing needed under the sink because: The vanity is small The plumbing goes directly into the floor All the ...
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How to Reduce the Size or Bridge the Gap of a Vinyl Floor Expansion Gap

Our new vinyl floor in our bathroom required a 3/8" gap next to all vertical surfaces for room to expand. Ours ended up being a bit larger than that and we are trying to find out what we can do to ...
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Looking for a bathtub door

I'm looking for a stylish glass shower door. Which will be good between frameless and the framed sliding tub door?
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Replace Broan 670 with new fan/light from bathroom

I have what I think is a Broan 670 exhaust fan installed in my bathroom. I would like a fan/light combo instead. I am unable to easily access it from the attic so I am hoping to replace it from the ...
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Can I put a wallpaper close to a light fixture?

I didn't find any information about it and I'm wondering if I can have a wallpaper close to a light fixture like the image below: The reason I'm asking is because we recently added both the wallpaper ...
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Water pressure drops while any faucet turned on

My incoming pressure gauge read 85psi from meter. My outgoing pressure after pressure reducer is 55psi. When using shower it decreases to about 45 psi. But incoming from still reads steady 85psi. Is ...
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Can I place a bathroom vent fan lower on a wall if I increase the CFM?

I know it is ideal to mount a bathroom vent fan on the ceiling, or as high up the wall as possible (steam rises, right?). However, due to physical constraints of running the ductwork the only place I ...
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How to address minor mold problem in paint prep

A little bit of localized roof leaking occurred over the winter above the bathroom. We have addressed the roof problem, so no leaking is occurring any more, but now I'm getting ready to paint the ...
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Window options for shower?

The layout in our only bathroom is really cramped. We are about to redo it and if we move the tub to a different wall it would open up a lot of space. The downside is that wall has the only window. ...
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What's this copper bit on my thermostatic shower cartridge for, and can I cut part of it off?

I ordered almost the right replacement cartridge. Right diameter, right number of teeth in the spline. Seals line up perfectly. The only issue is this copper bit sticking out the back: That keeps the ...
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Caulk around bottom of toilet?

We just got a lovely new vinyl bathroom floor put in. The edges (wall, tub) are nicely caulked but not the base of the toilet. I did read What kind of caulk to use in order to caulk the toilet to ...
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Do mechanical drain traps exist for retrofit on inaccessible plumbing?

I recently purchased a home that has a shower with no drain trap. The home is built on a concrete slab. I plan to gut and replace the shower (and break concrete/re-work plumbing) eventually. ...
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How do I repair my partially rotted subfloor?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom and discovered that the sub-floor was partially rotted near the bathtub, under the toilet. Based on the tile/mortar, it looks like whoever did this floor last ...
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how to replace leaking tub/shower faucet stem

I have 20+ old tub/shower faucet. Can't recognize brand. Please advise how to remove leaking valve so I can replace it. I tried to Google but didn't find anything similar with what I have.
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Can a bathroom fan go out a ridge vent, and how functional is this temporary fix?

I'm in a 1 story craftsman house and have a bathroom vent that had no ductwork, just pouring wet air into the attic. The vent also didn't work well to begin with so we never used it and thankfully ...
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Can basement plumbing rough-in be moved to a new location in the crawl space?

Thanks for any help with these Plumbing 101 questions. Before talking with a pro about bathroom updates, I want a good grasp of what might be feasible. This bathroom has water and drain coming up ...
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Twisted Wall Studs In Tub Surround

I have a new tub that is being installed and then I'm going to tile the tub surround. The problem is that several of the wall studs are either broken, bowed, or twisted pretty bad. What's the best way ...
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Tailpipe of sink not aligning with P trap

The tailpipe of the sink is about 1" behind the P-trap. It's also too long. If I try to jury-rig it and force the connection, it throws everything off including the vanity top. I can probably cut ...
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Large gap around new toilet due to improper floor installation

I recently replaced one of my toilets and ran into a snag. I have another toilet to replace in the not-too-distant-future and I expect that I will encounter the same problem. The bathroom has a ...
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Second floor bathroom making floor elevated but first laying plumbing pipes on top of osb

I'm putting in a small bathroom in Arizona upstairs as part of an apartment. The plumber will lay the pipe on the existing floor proped too create proper slope to main drainage then we will build an ...
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How to remove handle from faucet without screw

There is no brand name or any other mark on the faucet. I didn't find any set screws. When the plug on the top is removed, I can see the top of the stem. The handle is not attached to the bell part. ...
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How to cut porcelain

I need to shorten this porcelain leg to fit under a porcelain sink (the reason is complicated and not relevant). I’m concerned that any cutting/sawing/grinding may crack the porcelain. Any ideas are ...
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How to best repair the tile

My plumber had to knock out some of my bathroom wall tile to access the stack and make a repair. I am trying to go about repairing the hole. However I cannot separate the tile from the existing wall ...
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Tile over 2x6x1.5 T&G subfloor, spanning 48" beams

Long time lurker, first time poster. I think I might have a solution to my problem but I'd like to get some peer review on it before I start work. I'm remodeling a master bath (50sf, 10x5) in a 1966 ...
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How do I unclog a bathtub with a broken trip lever?

I have a trip lever bathtub drain that won’t drain. The problem seems to be the trip lever assembly. I detached the assembly. Most videos or instructions online show a “plunger” end to the assembly, ...
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Does painting over stylized wall tile in bathroom look good? [closed]

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 ...