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Questions tagged [bathroom]

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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Moen Bathroom Faucet Handle Removal?

I’m trying to change the cartridge on a Moen bathroom faucet but can’t get the handle off. The handle base will turn counter-clockwise but reaches a certain point and stops. You can also unscrew the ...
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Bathroom light switch changed, now the light only turns on when the fan switch is turned on.

I switched the light switch in the bathroom today because the toggle broke off. I took out the old one, which is the Leviton 15 Amp Duplex Style Single-Pole / 3-Way AC Combination Toggle Light Switch ...
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Bathroom extractor fan ducting leading to soffit but not, no external grid fitted

I’ve just had a new bathroom extractor fan installed as the one we inherited in our new house was very old and also the ducting just extracted directly into the loft, not outside. I was disappointed ...
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Why is my new toilet running so much?

Toilet is only several months old and now it's running like crazy. The water leaks into the bowel all day. Been weeks now, and for some reason it leaves dirt streaks on the bowel from tank. The ...
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Can't get bathroom light cover off!

We have tried twisting both ways, pulling etc. No screws visiable. Sorry for awful photo, it's pitch black in the bathroom now!
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How can I enclose wiring connections between a wall and a cabinet?

In my bathroom, there is a cabinet against the wall where the original light switch would be. The previous owners ran some romex through the top of the cabinet to a 2 gang box on the outside where the ...
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2006 Kohler bathroom faucet how to remove, has toggle “nut” different than one here already

This is a 2006 Kohler bath faucet and I want to replace it. There's a post here with one similar but not the same-the other one has a way to take off from the top, mine does not, see pics. Maybe just ...
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ventilating mildew-prone walk-in shower

I have a walk-in shower, roughly 2-1/2 x 5 ft, 7ft high, with a shower-curtained opening. The mildew problem on the grout is pretty bad. I've seen some good articles here on controlling mildew, but ...
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How can I open this bathroom light fixture with an arrow and tiny hole - Asonia Round Brushed

My bathroom has a light fixture with an arrow and a small hole on the other side. How can I open it? I don't want to damage it but I have tried some clockwise rotating. I am not sure what the ...
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Why does cold water leak when hot water is turned on in bathroom sink?

Before I try to repair this, I want to understand what's going on so I don't fix the wrong thing or cause a larger leak in the bathroom sink. Our house was built about 20 yrs ago so it's modern ...
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My toilets are filling with HOT HOT Water and we have no water pressure

Please help. We just rented this house and now realize why the walk through was so quick. Most important concern is that the toilets are filling with hot water!! ( In addition matter bath runs ...
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How do i waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor?

How do I waterproof the joists under my bathroom floor? I recently decided to replace the floor tiles in my bathroom and found that there had been a leak under the shower. This has meant that the ...
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Sealant over expander foam in bathroom. Bad idea?

The previous owner of my place installed a glass sliding door around the bathtub/shower. They did this poorly, leaving a gap between the side of the tub and the bottom runner of the sliding door. This ...
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Kitchen / Bathroom sink are very “splashy” - How can I change this rectangular aerator?

I just moved into a new flat and I have a problem with the kitchen and bathroom faucets. They are extremely splashy (if opened suddenly the water will spill out of the sink!) and whenever I clean the ...
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Replacing particle board underlayment and building up floor height to lay tile

We are in the middle of updating our guest bathroom and while removing the vinyl flooring we found that it was sitting on a 1/2" particle board underlayment. Given that particle board in a wet ...
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Lighting a Bathroom Tub?

My upstairs bathroom has a bathtub with no light over it, worse yet, we use a privacy curtain diminishing the light even further. This is a pain, especially when shaving and is generally unpleasant. ...
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Can I use a floating wood floor in a half bath?

Will a floating wood floor work well in a half bath? If so I have another question. Should the toilet flange go over the floor or should the floor be cut around it? Thanks.
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How to mount a floating shelf on ridged ceramic tile

My bathroom is tiled with an extremely ridged ceramic tile and I would like to mount a floating shelf on the wall. Since the tile is ridged, the tiler is reluctant to drill holes in it for fear of ...
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Tile overlapping existing toilet flange - flange extenders don't fit

I'm replacing the toilet in the master bedroom. I pulled the old toilet off to discover the toilet flange is about 5/8" below the tile floor. I went to the store and got toilet flange extenders (the ...
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Half bath exhaust fan placement

I am installing an exhaust fan in a basement half bath and I have two places it can go. One is in the wall behind the toilet or in the ceiling above the vanity. I can't place it above the toilet ...
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Bathroom gfi won't work

Here is a picture of the gfi I have power going to it but nothing works I have checked the breaker box the light is not on the gfi but it won't let me reset it have clue
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Best tool for chrome fittings plumbing at home

Which is the best tool to work with rounded chrome fixture. Please see picture attached where chrome plating is removed using pipe wrench. The brass colour on the faucet shaft shows marring by a ...
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Is an exhaust fan required by code in a new basement half-bath?

I am building a half bath in my basement. Is an exhaust fan required by code? Since there is no shower can it be vented into unfinished space?
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Repair drain for two sinks on opposite sides of a wall

Doing a bathroom reno in a single floor ranch built in 1962. Two full bathrooms share a common wall. The vanity in each bathroom drains into opposite sides of a galvanized tee. Two inch galvanized ...
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I want to connect rain shower head - how should I disconnect this plug?

I had a renovation of my bathroom done recently by a contractor. Only thing he left not done was installing rain shower head (as it was still in transit from the e-store). He left me with this plug in ...
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Bathroom Vent Fan Upgrade

I am upgrading an undersized bathroom fan that is 50 CFM and has (possibly) a 3" to 4" exhaust pipe. The new fan, which is 150 CFM requires a 6" exhaust pipe. Do I need to rip out the existing vent ...
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How to remove shower drain cover

Right, I've recently moved into a new flat in London and it's time the drain was unblocked but I just cannot figure out how to take the drain cover off. If someone could let me know so I don't end ...
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Modern half-bath copper DWV configuration

First off: I KNOW PVC is fine. I KNOW PVC is cheap. I KNOW PVC is fast. I KNOW PVC is more flexible. I KNOW PVC would still be working [sarcasm] 300 years after I'm dead. Now that I've sufficiently ...
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Basement Rough In Decipher

Can someone help me decipher the rough in currently in our basement and identify what is what? What else needs to be done to complete the rough in before finishing the bathroom and starting to frame?
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Pvc trim aound tub?

My hex tile job came out weird near the tub. To occupy the non tiled space I had to heavily grout. I want to pvc trim the bathroom. Can I extend the trim in front of the tub in order for the profile ...
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No power to bathroom lights and two outlets

Having an issue where my bathroom lights/fans and 2 outlets will not come on. Here is what i know so far: No breakers are tripped No GCFI are tripped, i reset all of them All the breakers at the ...
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Greenboard behind acrylic panel in shower

I've been reading a bit about bathroom drywall options, and have seen that "greenboard" water-resistant drywall is not recommended for use in the shower/tub wet areas for tile backing. Does that hold ...
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Need suggestions regarding installation of a hand shower with an old style water mixer.

I would like to keep the current water mixer as it is, and install the hand shower without getting into the hassle of destroying the wall. I am looking for an aesthetic approach to it. I have to ...
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Troubleshooting a running toilet

My toilet has a slow but continual trickle of water running from the rim into the bowl. I presumed this was a misaligned float but when I pulled it up to its maximum height, the flow didn't even stop. ...
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Should I upgrade 2x6 attic floor joists by sistering some or all with 2x8s?

Our 1938 cape cod has an attic that was converted to master suite (who knows how long ago), but we've been living there for over a year. We have since decided to gut the entire upstairs and put in a ...
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Pressure Balance Vs Thermostatic Shower Body Valves

I recently installed a pressure balance valve with a single handle in my new shower to replace an old dual handle system. When the single handle is at the midpoint the pressure is good. I assume this ...
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Shower pressure reduced after renovation

I live in a 21 story building in New York City that was built in 1953. When I moved in the original shower was in place which had two separate knobs for hot and cold. I installed a Speakman Icon ...
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How to remove tile with mesh embedded in cement bed?

I am doing a bathroom remodel on a late '60s house. The bathroom tile is set on a roughly 1.5" cement bed with embedded wire mesh. I have removed a small portion with a rotary hammer with a pointed ...
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Can I put in a vented bathroom fan in my condo

I just purchased a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC - it is the first time I have owned a condo versus a house. While exploring, I found that the bathroom fans don't vent outside, they just circulate the air ...
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scaped / cracked a bathroom tile - do I need to replace?

I am regrouting my bathroom and the shower floor tile has a scrape mark / maybe not cracked through....my question is can i continue ( i can live with the mark) or is it now not waterproof ? Do I need ...