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Increase shower water pressure?

I live in an apartment and the water flow is very low. I've tried buying different types of showerheads and removing the flow restrictor, but there wasn't a noticeable improvement. Is there a way to ...
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Outlets not working in bathrooms

Is it possible for a fuse from the main breaker box to go bad? I have 3 outlets not working 2 in 1 bathroom and 1 in another bathroom all on the same floor. In the bathroom with 2 outlets had 1 GFCI ...
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Installing bathroom in basement

starting plans for a raised bathroom in my basement . I have ben looking on Google. YouTube etc. To figure out how to plumb the bathroom. Since I will not be breaking out concrete. How would I attach ...
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Identify this bathroom extractor fan?

I have a bathroom extractor fan that has gone bad, so I need to replace it. If possible, I would like to just replace the motor, rather than opening up the ceiling to put in a whole new enclosure. The ...
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Can an outlet be installed at a splice?

In the bathroom in my new house there is a blank wallplate. When I remove the wallplate, I see the wires in the following photo. When I asked the builder's electrician, he said that this was a Jacuzzi ...
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Removal of electric shower and replace with “digital” mixer shower - any significant electrical work needed to “complete” the change?

I currently have an electric shower with cold water feed and its own "isolator" with a string pull outside the shower. Looking to have it replaced (by a professional, so I'm asking more out of ...
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what causes the red light to continue blinking even resetting my gfci outlet

what causes the red light to blink, after resetting the GFCI outlet? is it faulty, I can't seem to get it to stay green. help
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Switch control both light and outlet

In the en-suite bathroom, there is a switch (1 of 3) that controls the main overhead light and the outlet. Is there anyway to get the outlet to have constant power? Or is this one of those jobs that ...
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how to deal with tub drain smell?

There's a foul odor in our kids (teens) bathroom which I'm pretty sure is coming from the tub drain. We have some kind of domed cover over the drain most of the time to catch hair, but apparently it ...
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Best way to install fixed bathroom shelves

My contractor had installed 4 bathroom shelves but three of them have fallen down. These I guess require glue. Is that the problem? Is there another way to install them so like with screws so it will ...
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How do I waterproof old hardwood floors in my bathroom?

My wife and I have a home built in 1912. We love the house and its character, but sometimes it presents a challenge to the way modernity was retrofitted. In this case, I have a bathroom with a wood ...
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Is it okay to glue mirror cabinet to tiles ? (IKEA LILLÅNGEN)

I want to buy something like this LILLÅNGEN Mirror cabinet with 1 door: The problem is that I don't have permissions of owner to drill through tiles. Can you advise me, is safe to glue this kind of ...
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What's this thing (air gap?) in my hotel's bathroom?

I found this thing in my hotel bathroom, above the sink; looks like an air gap of some sort, but for what purpose? Also, if I were to make an air gap with "discrete" components at least I'd make the ...
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How can I fix cracks between the bathtub and the wall surround?

I noticed after years of usage, there are some cracks in my bathtub (pictures attached). I am not sure how bad they look and whether or not if I need to fix those cracks? and if I do, how can I fix ...
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Will this shower set work as a replacement in my tub?

Hi I bought a new tub and shower set and want to replace the existing ones. I heard that for 'Shower Faucet Trim Plate and Handle', the new size/model needs to match with the current size/model. I ...
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Installing new Moen valve not working

I am remodeling my bathroom and the "tile guy" removed my shower parts. The old Moen valve was still retained. I put everything back in using new Moen shower kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Hole suddenly opened in the sink siphon?

Which substance can damage a pipe to the point of opening a hole in the trap? I used two times that i remember Drano® Max Gel in the past 4 years
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Plumbing toilet and sink into same drain

Please see attached sketch for more details, but we want to avoid cutting through the joists below the bathroom and also avoid creating a bulkhead in the family room below. We are located in Toronto, ...
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Why do all shower cubicles have open tops, and does it have to be this way?

I have a small bathroom with a traditional 2 sided shower cubicle in one corner. Like all shower cubicles it has an open top. The bathroom has both an opening window and a working extractor fan. If ...
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Foam insulation around edge of bath. What is its purpose?

While doing some bathroom renovation, I noted foam insulation around the edge of the recessed bath when examining underneath it. The foam would extrude in places above and below the edge of the bath ...
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are those mold? and are these dangerous?

Me and my wife are having headaches and fatigue lately, and we are not sure what's causing it. We did some research and found https://www.whatsupfagans.com/black-mold-in-showers/ and realize it could ...
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Cold flow in ceramic tile? Broken tile mismatch when glued together after years detached

I was gluing together a 20 x 20 cm ceramic tile (1 cm thick) that had been broken in two for over 3 years. 3/4 of the tile was still cemented and grouted solidly in place, whereas the 1/4 of the tile ...
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bathtub drain stuck

My bathtub drain is stuck, and I used lots of Drano Clog Remover in the past, but it only lasted for a few days. Also I tried all kinds of Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool, and none of them works. ...
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How to fix a separation wall in the bathroom

We have a wooden part in the wall in the shower, which used to pass laundry (I think) from the bathroom to the service area as can be seen in the image bellow. The water from the shower and the ...
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Washbasin Tap not working properly and no water pressure. Refer images

just shifted to a house and after moving in got to know about the tap situation. The house owner hasn't shown up since ages as per current roommates. Kindly view the image and suggest a solution to ...
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How to fix leaking bathroom sink drain where PVC meets ABS connection?

My bathroom sink drain began leaking recently. The PVC connection that meets the ABS connection is the culprit. See picture with red arrow below. After taking everything apart and cleaning the parts, ...
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What are the requirements for a bathtub or steam shower in a bedroom?

We live in a suburb of Minneapolis. Our master bedroom has a decent amount of unused space. My wife really wants a steam shower. Rather than remodeling an existing bathroom, I've started thinking ...
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My town house was flooded from my ceiling opening up leaking water, is it the poor caulking we used more than 5 years back?

I have a 1964 townhouse I reside in I love it; however, 3 years ago I felt drops in my kitchen shrugged, I'll see about that later rushing off to work. Then 2 years ago, a bubble began to form in ...
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How do I remove the head of this turn tap?

I believe this is called a turn tap. I need to replace the washer due to it dripping, however I've not had much luck removing the head. My thought was that the blue plastic piece would pop off to ...
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Exhaust Fan in small half bathroom on first floor

Hi, I would like to add an exhaust fan in my small half bathroom on the first floor (it’s a 2 floor semi-attached home). The bathroom becomes very humid and takes a few minutes to eliminate odors. I’...
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How do I fix a 2 cm hole in tiles?

The tile in the tub enclosure developed a 2 cm hole near the floor. I'll want to fix this, for aesthetics, to keep moisture out of the tub enclosure, and for safety as the hole has sharp edges. ...
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Diagnosing problem with new shower grout--coming off to the (dry) touch and cracks/holes appearing

We just moved into a newly constructed apartment (construction finished on this unit at least 8 weeks ago). When I set my hand on the shower wall getting in and out, I noticed that a powder stuck to ...
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What causes this glass shower door hinge separation

This glass shower door was installed in 2013. The top hinge has worked itself loose three times over six years. It's not pulling away from the wall; the internal hinge is coming apart. Is this a ...
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Bathroom Fan/Light Combo

I am installing a new Bathroom Fan/Light combo to replace an older unit. The new one comes with 5 connections - 2 black and 2 white (one of each labeled fan and light) plus a ground. My wiring has ...
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UK - Leak on inlet on toilet cistern - New Parts

few videos and reading the instructions figured replacing the innards on the old flush system we had/ just broke was within my means but I've hit a roadblock. Currently having a leak from the inlet. ...
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Fire drywall in bathroom

We are insulating the external wall of a bathroom, and I know we should put green drywall. A neighbour gave us a couple of red drywall, saying it would do the job as well. Is it true?
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Leaking geysers

The geyser valve is leaking a lot of water that we had to close it with a stopper. The second one also has water coming out of it enough to fill the tray. It seem there issues with the hot water too ...
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Highly Curved Parabolic Makeup Mirror?

I saw a highly curved parabolic mirror that I had never seen before in a hotel I visited recently. It was on an arm in the bathroom and unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture at the time. It ...
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installing sliding shower door when width is larger than tub

I'm looking into sliding shower doors and all the doors I see assume that you are installing to space which is the width of the tub. In my case, the end of my tub has a little shelf extending beyond ...
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Bathroom exhaust fan issue after new switch install

I just installed a new Leviton Switch for my bathroom exaust fan/light. After turning the power back on the fan is now on all the time and the switch only controls the light, all available wires are ...
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Toilet Tank Replacement

My Lamosa Toilet tank SAHARA 411, 17"X8" needs to be replaced. Can't find another Sahara 411 tank. Can I replace this tank with a Lamosa 16"x8" SASA Vortens Glacier Bay 412 Tank? If not, what other ...
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Installing an acrylic glass pane as a one-sided shower cabinet - feasibility & tools

I'm moving into a new place at the end of month. It's in the attic of a tenement building, and all the wall (and ceilings) are drywall. My first project is the bathroom: The bathtub doubles as a ...
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Replace Insides of Old Leaky Push/Pull Tub Valve

I have a leaky push/pull shower/tub valve that caused some wall damage. I have taken off the outer components but I can't see any obvious way to open the valve so that I can replace the insides, ...
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How to replace bottom plate on non-load bearing wall

I recently purchased a house and am trying to DIY as much as I can so that I can learn how to do things correctly. I'm looking to replace the bottom plate in my bathroom and just want to make sure I'...
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How does a diaphragm type bathroom fill valve stops water flow?

I'd would like to understand how this kind of fill valve does work: (Source) In this mechanism, the float (ballcock?) pushes on the indicated lever which in turn pushes the diaphragm to block the ...
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Remove damaged flooring under edge of fiberglass tub and direction of new underlayment

I am currently living in my grandmother's old house (built ~1940 or before) where I have yet to find any previous repairs done correctly. The house is a two bedroom, one bathroom mill house type ...
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Fill the gap between shower wall and splash guard

I’m trying to install a bathtub splash guard along the lines of this answer. However, my bathtub is one of those pre-molded drop-in units where the shower wall corners are rounded. Also, things are ...
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Can I run these plumbing lines like this?

After calling about 8 companies and only having two come out who no longer answer, I'm going to give this one a shot before throwing in the towel. This is via permit and I'd like to be super sure ...
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Gravity grille not opening when bathroom fan is on

I have a question about airflow with a bathroom fan, in this case a Ventaxia VASF100T with a front cover, duct through the wall and a gravity grille on the outside. It seems quite inefficient at ...
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Can water supply lines touch or rest on each other?

I have 2 bathrooms that share a wall on our 2nd floor. Both have independent supply lines for hot and cold for each bathroom. One of the hot water supply lines was inoperable so I capped it and added ...