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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 ...
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Removing old silicon sealant and it's very sticky

I'm replacing some old silicon sealant around my bathroom sink. I've already done around the bath tub and that was fine: I removed the old sealant with a knife, cleaned it up and reapplied a new bead. ...
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How can I repair crumbling bathroom tile grout?

The grout on my floor in the ensuite has started to crumble, Dose anyone know the best product for repairing the damaged patches. I don't want to pull it all up and re-tile.
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How should I handle cracked grout in my two bathrooms?

Both bathrooms have cracked grout where the tile meets the tub. They were done by a contractor 2.5 years ago. The second picture shows a crack going away from the tub between tiles. This bathroom has ...
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Bathroom extractor fan and lights not working

Hello who can help me am in Florida and a storm has been through and now my bathroom lights and extraction fan are not working, I've disconnected my fan and the lights still did not work , I changed ...
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Vanity countertop support for piece over toilet

I was looking at some photos from model homes and like the vanity countertop cut: How do they support the stone where it goes out to the top of the toilet tank? I don't see anything below the stone ...
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Are phosphate floor screws suitable for subfloor which will be covered in thinset and cement board?

I am installing hardiebacker concrete board with thinset to a plywood subfloor. I am putting down the new subfloor and want to be sure the screws that I use to secure the plywood to the joists will ...
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Removing bathroom faucet aerator

When I turn this bathroom faucet on and off, the water flow is somewhat irregular so I tried looking at the aerator to see if it needs cleaning: What kind of aerator is this and how do I remove it? ...
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Should my mirror fog up when showering with a proper exhaust fan running?

I run the exhaust fan when showering but even so, the mirror fogs up completely. Is this an indication that the fan is not sized or functioning correctly? Or is this expected behavior, as no exhaust ...
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How to prevent shower water from leaking from the side of glass shower door

Shower water often leaks from the side gap of my glass shower door (see attached). I already replaced the old undersweep with new one that seals it better from the bottom, but it seems shower splash ...
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Glass: Mastic or Thin set

Putting down glass tile pebbles on small area around shower drain, coming down the wall to the drain, then over the curb and forming a small river cutting across rest of bathroom floor to entry. ...
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My toilet won't flush, and just adds water

my toilet won't flush. All it does is fill up with water and sit there. It's not even draining the water. I have let it sit all night and still is the same water level in the morning. I've been ...
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Rust on bathtub feet. Any way to provide support to bathtub without disassembling bath unit?

I have a Bette steel enamel bath similar in shape and dimensions to the one below. The bath unit is supported by four support feet in the same configuration as the image below. It's set sideways into ...
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Odd Size Tub Drain- 1 3/8" Coarse Thread

I recently removed a drain from my fiberglass tub/shower enclosure. It didn't survive. The problem is that it the older 1 3/8 standard but coarse thread, not fine. All I can find is fine in that ...
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Can anyone ID this bathroom fan motor?

I need to replace this fan motor, I believe it's Broan, but could also be NuTone. I have tried looking up the number stamped on the side, but nothing comes up for either of those manufacturers. Does ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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Way to prevent mineral buildup in toilet?

Our apartment has extremely hard water, and the toilet has severe mineral buildup that makes it impossible to flush. Is it possible to attach a filter to capture this before it deposits on the toilet? ...
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Toilet not flushing properly

I have two toilets, the one upstairs flushes fine. The one in the basement does not. The basement one is the issue. We have a septic system, we have used an auger to in, we put strong cleaner to ...
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Tying in bathroom/laundry room addition drains… good or bad idea here?

I am trying to plan for adding a small 2nd bathroom/laundry room to my house, and wondering if tying into the drain here is a good or bad idea? Is it relatively easy? Thanks!!!
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Is it possible install a drain flange without breaking up the concrete around the roughed-in pipe?

My house was built with rough-in plumbing in the basement cement floor as are many houses in the past 25 years. The rough-in plumbing includes a 4" PVC pipe in the floor for a toilet and a 2" PVC ...
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can I vent a bathroom vent through an existing gooseneck?

Can I vent a bathroom vent through an existing gooseneck attic vent? I already have another gooseneck and two gables along with soft vents.
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How to fix a rocking toilet?

Hello I am fairly new to the the whole DIY stuffs and since I don't live in that house anymore I do not have a picture of the problem. I did search online for the issue but all of them has the ...
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Can I install insulation behind a shower stall that is already in place?

I am in the process of renovating my kitchen. I removed everything down to the studs. One of my bathrooms backs up to my kitchen. Once I opened up the wall behind my bathroom shower stall (a ...
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Delta Faucet: Maximum Gallons Per Minute with New Aerator

If I bought a 1.5GPM new replacement aerator, would the faucet emit 1.2GPM or would it increase to 1.5GPM ? I see a lot of delta faucets like this https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/product/B2596LF
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DIY Bathroom Reno. How many panels to remove? How much wall to demo?

Background: Home built in 1962 Started demolition to the guest bathroom and gutted the tub, tile, and backboard. I would like to know how much of the drywall/cement board should I remove past the tub ...
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Wiring a bath fan/light fixture

I have a light fixture with a pull switch. I want to replace the light with a bath light/fan. I also need to install and wire a switch for this fan. How do I do this?
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faucet handle broke off

faucet handle broke off the black thing that connects the faucet handle and faucet broke how could I fix this?
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Roebic Laboratories, Inc. 32-oz Drain Cleaner Crystals

Product: Roebic Laboratories, Inc. 32-oz Drain Cleaner Crystals I accidentally poured in almost half the bottle and now my bathroom sink water is not going in at all. What went wrong and how do I ...
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Replacement of toilet on wooden block

I am trying to replace a toilet which is on top of a block of wood. Before I uninstalled the old toilet, I thought that I would be able to remove the block of wood but now that I have removed the old ...
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Wiring for light switch and exhaust fan

Let me start by saying I don't really know what I am talking about, so my vocabulary may be incorrect. This is all based upon my best interpretation of the problem. I am replacing some old light ...
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Gap between stand up shower and stud

After fixing some water damage in our upstairs bathroom I decided to install a stand up shower. I've installed it and now I'm adding in patches of drywall around the shower and I noticed one of the ...
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Two hot wires feeding a gfci installed ten years ago just started popping? Replaced gfi figured out a bigger issue

I have two hot wires both supplying power to a single Gfci located in a bathroom. It is only two white two black and two neutral. Only after investigating through a shock did I learn that it was ...
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California building code design requirements for bathrooms

My grandparents have a two bedroom, two bathroom house in El Dorado County that was built in ~1974. One day I noticed something peculiar: while the two bathrooms were connected by a sliding door, you ...
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How to repair cut joist around pipe *after* framing and drywall

I'm finishing my attic and have just realized that my rough carpenter screwed up by not addressing a cut joist. In photo 1, you can see that the joists have been sistered with LVLs, but there is a gap ...
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Is there such a thing as a smaller vent cap than the 4"

I need a vent cap to fit without touching an adjacent vent pipe i.e.vent cap cover needs to be < 4 1/2 " ( possibly might work <5" ) to fit into opening to exhaust air outside from a bathroom.
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Slight toilet wiggle after installation

I installed a new toilet and after I finished the installation there is a slight wiggle when I grip the side to check if it will rock. It’s definitely not a rock or a wobble but the smallest wiggle. ...
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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 ...