Questions tagged [bathroom-fixtures]

Bathroom fixtures include things like safety handrails, faucets, shower heads, towel bars, toilet paper holders, shower caddies, soap holders and so on. Use this tag for questions about installing, repairing and possibly troubleshooting them.

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Install shower grab bar - 2x2 studs

I need to install some grab bars in the shower. I know where the studs are and I can access the back of two of the three walls to put blocking. The third wall is cinder block, 2x2 studs, drywall and ...
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Bathroom fan drips. How can I stop it?

I have been fighting this bathroom fan for years. I rent but do a decent amount of upkeep and improvements as needed. I replaced the fan about a year ago. It’s a cheap nutone 80cfm fan. The bathroom ...
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How can I remove and re-install a towel rack without destroying the wall? [duplicate]

I'm living in a single home rental, so I have to be careful not to damage the walls. Recently, a guest must have grabbed the towel rack to avoid a fall, as it is now pulled away from the wall. It ...
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What would cause a gurgling tub after flushing toilet?

My house is a 1929 colonial. We installed new toilets when we moved in (1 in a second story full bath and 1 in a first floor half bath) and after that point, we would get gurgling in the tub upstairs ...
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Removing Ring Towel holder

How can I remove this ring towel holder? The Screw inside looks warped and stripped, there is absolutely nothing to grab onto. Help is appreciated, thank you!
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Tap into existing downstream gfci outlet for new fan in show stall

My bathroom has a separate toilet room in it and the exhaust fan is in that toilet room. It does not do a very good job of venting the steam from the shower. Additionally, the shower does not get much ...
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My fiberglass insert shower tub has vertical play in the middle, what can I do?

My fiberglass insert shower tub has vertical play in the middle. Meaning when I go to stand in the shower, the bottom of the tub sags from lack of support from beneath the tub. I don't have any access ...
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High pitch shrieking when taking a shower in my bathtub that has a diverter

My tub has a spout to fill the tub if we want to take a bath, or a diverter which we pull up on to take a shower. Recently, it started making this high pitched shrieking noise when we take a shower. ...
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What's the difference between bathroom storage cabinets and vanity units?

I am modifying my bathroom to suit my needs and I came across these two terms I could not comprehend. Can anyone explain the difference between bathroom storage cabinets and bathroom vanity units?
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Why does dirt appear after we turn off water either to the house or under the sink?

I had to call the plumber to come out a few times recently to work on my kitchen faucet or bathroom faucet. Each time, he either turned off the water under the sink or turned off the water to the ...
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Having trouble with widespread faucet

Faucet was leaking from right/cold side, so I tried to remove the handle to replace catridge. After unscrewing the small handle Allen screw and pulling, I think the handle came off with part of the ...
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How to orient towel holders on tile that is not installed straight

I was just about to install some towel holders on tile in the bathroom of our recently purchased house, and noticed that the tile is strangely not installed parallel to the floor and ceiling. The ...
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What is the brand of this square faucet? Need to buy an aerator. Square spout 1inch/0.5 inch

Click image to embiggen. What is the brand of this square faucet? Need to buy an aerator. Square spout 1inch/0.5 inch Checked on faucet, below the sink, no signs/ID.
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Need help identifying stem, replacing tub stem assembly 1920s

Trying to replace two stem assemblies from what appears to be original 1920s tub as they are leaking. Bonnet of one stem is rounded so is stuck (separate issue). The other one I pulled out and am ...
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How to remove non-functioning Broan 671RB bathroom fan motor?

Is anyone familiar with this particular bathroom fan? I am trying to replace the motor as it makes a humming noise when turned on but does not spin, but the motor plate seems to be firmly attached to ...
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Bath Faucet Diverter Leaks, Faucet Might Be Damaged

My partner and I moved into a new place a few months ago, and we pretty quickly got the impression that the previous tenants weren't big on regular maintenance. One of the issues we found was that the ...
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What do you do when there is nothing good to screw in to for a towel rack? [duplicate]

Yes seems easy but happens all the time. Just bought a house and the previous owner duped us on a towel rack. Pure mud patches right behind the rack. Would have to lower it 3-4 inches and might ...
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Is my plan to replace a bathtub faucet reasonable?

I recently bought a house. It has an upstairs and downstairs unit. The previous owners refinished the bathroom prior to the sale with crappy PVC siding for the bath walls. According to YouTube videos,...
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Can anyone identify the brand of this bathroom faucet? Looking to replace worn handles

Bathroom faucet in Menlo Park, Ca. We're looking to replace the handles due to the yellow coloring/ wear on them but couldn't find any markings of identifying symbols for the brand, any help is ...
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How can I quiet my very loud bathroom fan?

We have gotten attic rain the last 4 years. This was due to the bathroom fan not being air tight, weak/old fan, and having -30c temperature freezing the humid air and then melting in spring. This ...
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how do I replace the screw on my faucet handle?

How do I get the screw out to replace with a new faucet handle. Ideally, I'd have also liked to update the style of the handle, but I don't know if it is even possible without replacing the entire ...
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How to make a bathroom mirror antifog

I have a bathroom wall mounted mirror ( approx 20 inch x 15 inch) I use for shaving that tends to fog up completely after I shower due to the steam. Do all mirrors fog up? Are there solutions to this ...
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Tight Single-Handle Moen Bathroom Faucet

I've got a single-handle Moen bathroom faucet (see picture) that has become very tight to turn left or right or push in and pull out. It works, but it has a "stuck" feeling that it shouldn'...
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How do I identify an old two handle shower valve, possibly from the 50s?

I need to identify these 1950 or so dual knob shower valves.
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Bathroom Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a bathroom faucet that looks separate on top but is all connected underneath (all 3 pieces). I have gotten the hot and cold handles off and the unit would drop out the bottom if ...
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Removing shower rail

Having some issues locating or figuring out how to remove a shower rail rod from the wall to replace. It looks as if it has hex slots to remove on the two attachments, however a 1.5mm hex doesn’t fit- ...
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Can I update my dual-handle faucet without replacing the entire thing?

I want to replace these rotting hot/cold handles. Hoping it’s easy enough to do myself. The base part that’s rotting out, is it necessary and easy to remove? Thinking I want to remove it and not ...
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What is this light fixture type? I have never seen it anywhere before. (North America)

A couple of these lights went out in my bathroom. Brought the light-bulb to HomeDepot where staffs there also couldn't identify it. No other markings found except for the "Type T Shielded" ...
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How to tighten this nut underneath my pedestal sink?

I replaced a sink stopper assembly in a bathroom in my house because the stopper didn't work anymore and was clogged up. The previous one was a plastic body and I thought that I should replace with ...
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Bathroom fixture with no junction box, centered near PVC pipe

I took off a bathroom fixture hoping to replace it, thinking it would be a simple job. Well it turns out there's no junction box. I could just wire things up and it'll work, but that doesn't seem ...
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Removing Shower Door Track

I am a relatively new home owner with much to learn. I successfully removed an ugly and basically non-functional shower door, but the bottom track is seemingly welded to the bathtub. I assume there’s ...
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Old bathroom “heat lamp fan” has two black wires?

My old bathroom, exhaust fan, light, and heat lamp is on a three function switch. When you turn on the light it also turns on a “heat lamp fan” and the vanity light and gives power to outlet next to ...
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Will the vent arrangement for my bathtub pass inspection?

4 fixture bathroom - Florida inspector says all fixtures need to be wet vented in bathroom. I want to ask if the bathtub to the right with its own vent will work. I believe the inspector is wanting ...
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What type of anchor is this and how do I remove/replace/tighten it?

I have a loose toilet roll holder and trying to tighten it. The issue seems to be that one of the drywall anchors is loose. I don't know what type of anchor it is nor how to tighten or replace it. Any ...
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I need to install a P-trap but the pipe coming out of the wall has no threads on it and is 1 1/4 wide and is very short. How do I secure a new pipe [closed]

The pipe from the wall is 2 inches long with no thread on it. How to I attach new pipe to it?
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Part inside of a faucet, bath to shower diverter

While taking off my old shower hose a part of my faucet came with it. Unfortunately this small plastic part got stuck to the hose and broke while I was taking it off. It originally had 4 raised tabs ...
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Bath sink leaking from top side

I’ve a counter top bath sink and it’s leaking from the top side when not in use. I’ve checked the connections to the faucet and drainage pipes and there are no visible leaks, still tightened them a ...
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What are these strange knobs and how can I remove them?

We moved into a new house and the bathroom has two of these strange knobs in. They are barely big enough to hold a towel and are not close enough to be attachments for a towel rack. When I twist them ...
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How do I make a wooden toilet seat not splinter and last a long time?

I wish I had some photographs of the old toilet seat to show you, but the old wood toilet seat splintered and cracked. Humidity from the water in the toilet bowl probably caused the wood to rot. How ...
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What would cause my shower soap dish to fall off, and how should I go about fixing it?

Apparently the weight of a shampoo bottle was too much for this soap dish holder. My house was built sometime in the early 80's and I suspect this was original to the house. Could this just be age and ...
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How to fix broken bracket for glass shower door?

The bracket thing fell off the side of the door beside the hinge part. How do I fix it? I would appreciate any suggestions.
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What is the strength of ceiling drywall against shim pressure

Added a ceiling light/fan fixture to bathroom. Weight of 9.5lbs. Instructions called for it to sit flush with drywall on living side. Got close to flush but ran into issue with arms not having ...
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Installing a grab bar into a cinder block/plaster walls

I need to install a grab bar for my mother in her shower. It will need to hold up to 250 to 300 pounds. My concern is the house is cinder block and plaster. I don't even know if there is a hollow part ...
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I have a Broan-NuTone AER110LK Bathroom Fan with LED Light that I am installing to a single pole switch. Need help with wiring

I have a Broan-NuTone AER110LK Bathroom Fan with LED Light that I am installing to a single pole switch. Not 100% on wiring because instructions only show wiring for a two function switch. Wire from ...
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Replacing bathroom exhaust fan In Mobile home [closed]

so I’m not very handy and I need to replace my old exhaust fan in my bathroom of my mobile home. I’m having a hard time finding a new fan that will work with my current set up (vents straight up and ...
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Two questions on replacing an overflow drain with non-overflow

Online advice says that an overflow lavatory sink will drain more slowly if a non-overflow drain is installed. The explanations are unconvincing. What am I missing? How much slower would it be? Would ...
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What can be a replacement for this brand of sink faucet?

I need to get a replacement handle for one of the sinks in the bathroom which has a broken handle. Handle is acrylic and has a square stem. I can't seem to find the name of the brand anywhere on the ...
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Brass piece won't unscrew

The following picture shows a filter module on my shower mixing valve. The piece won't unscrew and the 10mm Allen socket is stripped. I tried heating the piece with a heating gun but it didn't make ...
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How to remove stuck filter module

The following video shows the replacement part, and then the precise manner in which the part is stuck. I'm told that it could be the calcium deposits or the part might be broken. Any suggestions on ...
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Are there advantages to running separate lighting circuits to my addition?

I'm wiring a 2-story addition to my house, each floor of the addition is a bathroom and closet. I will be running two receptacle circuits, one for each bathroom, each protected by a GFCI receptacle, ...
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