Questions tagged [bathroom]

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Can I use 12-2 wire on a 20amp breaker to power ENTIRE bathroom?

I couldn’t get clarity online for my question and figured I would seek help online. I have a half bathroom I was going to power with a dedicated 20amp circuit breaker. I was going to use the 20amp ...
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Bathroom window block joints getting green

I am a first-time homeowner and I started seeing the color of the material between window blocks of my bathroom turn green over the 6 month time period of moving in. I am wondering: what is the cause ...
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Can I attach heavy glass enclosure to plastic shower

The shower surround is attached to studs but where the heavy glass enclosure should attach there are no studs. Is there some kind of anchor I can use to attach to the plastic only? Thank you!
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Re-purpose old water heater vent for bathroom exhaust fans

We just had our old gas water heater replaced with a tankless unit, so the vent for the old tank is now unused. I'd like to install exhaust fans in our 2 small bathrooms, and ideally use the old vent ...
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Basement Bath Drain/Vent Help

I'm finishing my basement, and adding a bath in the process. I'm hoping to get some help with drain/vent questions. The current stack is right in the middle of where the new shower will be. I'm moving ...
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Re-do paint over plaster in bathroom: How to feather/match?

I want to understand what went wrong, and how to repair it: This bathroom in a loft was done in 2012. The plasterwork is really good --- smooth and shiny; but the last year or so the paint (Dulux ...
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Grout cracked & discoloured

My bathroom floor grout has several cracks - and appears to be rusting. See the image for an exemplary area. These cracks appear - in differing severeness - around the bathtub and along the wall, ...
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About the thing in bathrooms which looks like a ladder

What is the thing that is in some home bathrooms and is like a ladder (you can see it in the picture)? What is it called? What is it there for?
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How can I remove this stuck screw in my bathroom?

I'm trying to remove this tower holder, but the screw is stuck. The hole seems to be a 2mm hexagonal socket, but the allen key turns and cracks without moving the screw. I've tried other fixtures and ...
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Barn Door with no header

I want to install a barn door across the opening to the master bathroom. There is no header and I don't mind there being an open area above the door for extra air flow. What is the best way to do this?...
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What is this purpose of this access pipe in my bathroom?

In my new apartment in Spain there is an opening in the middle of the tiled floor that reveals a ~15cm diameter pipe. This descends around 60cm and has water at the bottom and some smaller pipe ...
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Are there advantages to flex duct over sheet metal for bathroom fan (other than ease of installation)?

Working on the bathroom in a currently unfinished basement and installing a fan. I have 4" sheet metal duct to use, but I know it would be a lot easier to install flex duct. I have a straight shot of ...
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Renovating bathroom, do I need to add a moisture barrier over insulation

I'm renovating my bathroom, and I have to rip out the entire bathtub and surround, so I decided to add insulation to both the external wall and the internal long edge of the bathtub surround - see ...
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How to remove bathroom sink drain with no lock nut

I'm trying to get this pipe out but I have no idea how to remove it from the sink. Any ideas?
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Sunken area under bathroom cabinets

I'm remodeling a bathroom in a Houston, TX house that was built in 1969. After removing the cabinets on each side, I found that the concrete floor is approximately 2 inches lower where the cabinets ...
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What is expectation for plumber doing finishing work in bathroom?

Last year I worked out a fair price with my plumber to do all the rough-in plumbing for our basement build out that included rough in plumbing work to pass rough-in inspection and it included a return ...
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Can't shut off towel heater?

I've just moved into this house and there is no way to twist these two knobs. How do I shut off this towel heater?
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Countertop repair

Someone left a waterbottle on our bathroom countertop and it looks like it stripped off the paint. Can this be fixed? Thanks.
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Caulking corner of showers changed grout color

I just finished up a second shower tiling project in my house. I was excited to see how much more smoothly my second tile job would go than my first. All was good until the final step of caulking the ...
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What is the yellow lever under my bathroom sink?

I'm working on a bathroom faucet that has been dripping. I turned off both shut-off valves (one to the hot and one to the cold). However, I also noticed a yellow lever on a pipe that feeds into the ...
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Multiple in-wall bathroom heaters on same circuit

I am designing the electrical for a new-construction home. Targeting NEC 2017. I have two bathrooms, each of which will have an in-wall heater. The heaters run on 240V and draw 8 amps each. I would ...
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What is this thing that holds widespread bathroom faucet handle to sink? How do I tighten it?

I have a Pfister widespread bathroom faucet. As I was working on a leak and replacing the cartridge in one of the handles, I managed to loosen the other handle completely to where this part fell off: ...
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Changing bulb in bathroom light fitting

I've tried looking for guides, but I haven't seen any other lights like mine It seems like there is a cover over the bulb but I haven't been able to remove it and even if I could I don't think the ...
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Sliding bathroom barn door covering cadet heater

This was a design decision I made a month ago and now after things putting together, I have a "duh" moment. This is my bathroom door which will have a barn door sliding to the left: Note that there ...
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New sink drain not aligned with trap

Just had a new sink installed in my bathroom and the drain hole on this new sink is centered compared to my old sink which was off center and further back. When I look underneath the sink the P trap ...
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Acrylic shower base with tile bench?

Is there any reason not to use a prefab acrylic shower base with tile walls and a tile bench? I get that tile walls and a prefab acrylic base are a common combo, but I don't see anyone adding a tile ...
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Can my house support a bathroom addition?

When I bought the house, it was a 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with basement laundry. We have since "converted" the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to an upstairs laundry, and took the closet out to ...
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Toilet leaks into the wall after the flushing stops?

water leaks behind the wall after I flush the toilet and after the tank fills up and stops then I hear drips down in my kitchen. If I turn the water off at the shut off valve and flush afterwards I do ...
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How can I extend a shower curtain to close a gap at the floor?

My shower curtains fall a little bit too short (like 4cm / couple of inches) and in consequence there is a lot of splash on the floor on the other side of the curtains. Sometimes, it's really wet. I ...
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How to fix a rupturing wall bathroom tile?

There are bathroom tiles on the wall (natural stone), the bathroom tends to get pretty humid (pre-code/no ventilation, do our best to keep it low). We are seeing that a few of the bathroom tiles are ...
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What caused my paint to alligator and how to fix it?

I did a drywall patch over my shower, using quick dry joint compound, a few coats with sanding in between. Walls were washed with dish soap and dried prior. A few days later I primed with zissner BIN ...
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Fans in bathrooms

I just wanted to know what year did bathroom fans begin being put in houses. The house I grew up in was built in the 20's and didn't have a fan. There was a window.
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Do I need to do some drying before filling a small gap in the bathroom caulking?

I discovered a small gap in the caulking between the floor and the bathtub. The gap is an inch or two long -- but it's right where the water sprays at the edge, when someone takes a shower, and a ...
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Hardwired Towel Warmer

I have a new 100W Towel Warmer to be installed in the bathroom. The towel warmer is a plug-in type but can apparently be converted to a hard wired model. I want to install it within reach of the ...
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Line loses power when light bulb is put in

My wife's cousin keeps losing power to her bathroom lights and fan. It will be out for a week or so, then come back on for a day to a week, then go back out. I went over and checked the line at the ...
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Advice on re-grouting this shower

The caulking in my shower was starting to grow some mould so I have removed it and discovered the grout in the corners of the shower where two walls meet or where floor meets wall are in bad shape or ...
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Shower head won't screw back

I removed the shower head for cleaning it, but now I can't screw it back anymore: the threads won't click into one-another (unless I remove the gasket so that the two ends can get closer to each other,...
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Bathroom addition - pluming drainage problem

New here, and i am a rookie home DIYer. Looking for some help Me and a friend of mine(tradie who knows much more than me) have started trying to add a bathroom to an old double garage at the rear of ...
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Cap off hot water from bath with two pipes

I'm removing a bath and capping off the waste, cold and hot pipes. The cold has a single pipe but the hot has two pipes with a temperature 'limiter'. Can I just cap off both of the hot pipes or will ...
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Why is my shower drain blocked for several minutes before draining?

Every day when I have a shower, the drain starts out plugged. The water from my shower will slowly fill the tub. After about a minute or 2 the drain will unblock itself and the water will all drain ...
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How to cover area under vanity with PEX exposed?

I just installed IKEA vanity and it requires re-run new PEX. Since behind the wall is concrete at corner wall, only way is to run PEX outside the 2x4 like picture below. But now it opens a hole like ...
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How can I control a 240V heater from a pushbutton timer switch?

I am installing a new in-wall bathroom heater (240V - 6.7A). I want to put the heater on a timer rather than a thermostat. This will keep people from cranking the thermostat WAY up and leaving it that ...
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Protecting bathroom mirror from corroding around the edges

In my bathroom I have a beautiful illuminated LED mirror. It's now 10 years since I originally installed it - and over time, the edges have become de-silvered as the backing coat has corroded and ...
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How to remove this cartridge?

Any ideas on how to get this cartridge out? I've tried to remove the nut but the whole valve under the sink turns as well. I did remove the clip after taking the picture. Thanks in advance.
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Difficulty taking off tap body to attempt to change washer

Hi all to cut a long story short, had a dripping cold water tap, took the head off and am left with what you can see in the image, I have used some serious strength but am unable to turn the mechanism ...
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Bathroom fan fluctuates in power when using countdown timer switch

I just installed this new fan in the bathroom: Utilitech Ventilation Fan 1.5-Sone 100-CFM White Bathroom Fan However, if I use regular toggle switch, it works fine. But if I use countdown timer ...
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bathroom vent not working correctly

Had some mildew on the ceiling so I thought some thing was wrong with the exhaust sucking the moisture from the shower. So I vacuumed everything and removed the flapper and cleaned that as well.So I ...
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Water leaking through vanity, through gap between faucet base and sink

I have a bathroom faucet with a leaking issue. Whenever any water ends up on the top of the vanity or around the faucet base, it seems to leak through and drip down the bottom of the vanity. In order ...
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Light switch with 3 sets of wires (not 3 way)

I'm trying to replace a couple of old switches with new dimmer switches that have the wifi capability. I understand electronics fairly well and have done basic electrical work around the house before. ...
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Bathroom Toilet + Shower Venting Fitting Question

Is this acceptable layout and appropriate fittings to use for the bathroom toilet on the left and shower on the right? Or would you replace any fitting and rearrange layout?

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