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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Seal a Universal Tub Spout

Trying to replace the bath tub spout for a front-end threaded connection, I found a "Universal" tub spout (and in fact could not find a front-end-threaded-only tub spout at the local ...
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How to attach claw feet to cast iron bath

Trying to attach the feet to our victorian bathtub is turning out to be more challenging than we initially thought. I have looked online, so far none of the baths seem to have the exact fitting we do, ...
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How to remove curtain rod holder

I have curtain rod holder which I am not able to remove from wall. Netiher it rotates nor i can pull it out. I don't want to use any pressure too much because I don't want to damage the tiles. Any ...
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Bath tap has stuck/stripped loose twice, what’s the deal?

Bathroom about 5 years old, thermostatic valve on bath filler. Twice now the valve has gotten impossible to turn, like it’s gritted up inside somehow. I replaced the cartridge before but this seems ...
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Best way to paint plastic chrome sink fittings?

I've just installed a matte black faucet and would like the drain and overflow covers, which are currently chrome, to match. (See first picture.) The fittings are plastic. They should be easy enough ...
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Are all shower arms removable?

I was wondering if all shower arms are removable because I am unable to figure out how to remove one?
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Wire bathroom fan with light and vanity light?

Can anyone guide me on how to wire a bathroom fan with light and vanity light with one hot wire ? [![enter image description here][3]][3] [3]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/TZfuN.jpg![enter image ...
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Can I replace a shower cartridge with the water on by forcing it against the water pressure?

My cold water valve is frozen open, water is leaking from the spout and the building won't turn off my tier for 2 weeks.
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How do I remove the rest of this Moen faucet handle?

I don't know the exact Moen model number of this bathroom facuet, but I need to replace the cartridge below one handle to stop a slow leak its causing from the tap. I've removed the little cap on top ...
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Can you DIY replacing shower door hardware?

Chrome hardware was mistakenly installed on our shower door. The contractor's quote is too high for a replacement to black. Is it possible to DIY? What materials would be needed to change the ...
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Drilling steady holes horizontally on ceramic

I need to drill holes in the bathroom ceramic tiles to hang some accessories. I am using a cordless drill, which is actually an electric gun-shaped screwdriver claiming to act as a drill. It has no ...
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How to fix leak in bathroom sink at rubber gasket of drain assembly

I've just installed a new drain assembly from home depot on a new cultured marble bathroom sink. I followed the steps in this fabulous video to prevent leaks, including putty plumbers putty around/on ...
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How do I shorten pre-installed ducts without cutting into the ceiling?

Upgrading a bathroom fan and I need room to convert a 3" duct to a 4" flapper on the fan (about 7" of length overall). The ductwork is rigid sheet metal and ran directly to the old fan. ...
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Can I install a sink sprayer with a bathroom faucet?

I purchased a vessel type sink faucet made for bathrooms and installed it in my kitchen. How can I add a sink sprayer? If it has to be all cold water thats ok, but I think its possible to have a mixer ...
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What can I replace an 8-spline handle with?

My bathroom, built in the 1930's, is missing one of the wall-mounted shower handles. The stems are 8-spline and I can't find any 8-spline handles that aren't 1930's antiques. I would rather not ...
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Is this type of under-sink connection appropriate?

I had my bathroom remodeled about 6 months ago and today I noticed water under the counter. To my completely untrained eye, the plumbing connection between the sink and the drain line looks hacky. The ...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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Installing a vintage bathroom sink

I recently purchased this vintage sink that was mounted in a cabinet vanity. I am wondering if it is possible to wall mount this and if anyone has any ideas on what I may need. I was thinking about ...
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Install towel warmer on a thermostat

I am considering purchasing this towel warmer Model AN-5309 for my bathroom. I am setup to hard wire the device. I would like to attach this to a programmable wall thermostat. Can anyone confirm ...
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Towel bar above wall-mounted convection heater

I am building a cozy bathroom in my basement. Due to the limited space, I am planning to install a towel bar directly above a wall mounted convection heater. Should I be worried of fire hazards of ...
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Unable to remove shower handle due to stripped allen screw

I have a shower handle similar to this one and need to replace the shower cartridge. I'm using this video but am getting stuck on the first step trying to use my allen wrench to take off the handle. ...
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bath faucet dripping and moving!

My shower lower faucet has been dripping for a few months. Last month I tried to change the cartridge, but it didn't work. I then found it didn't drip after I tightened the faucet clockwise but now ...
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How to extend 1/2" shower connection just a little bit

I am replacing the shower head we currently have with a new one. The existing shower head used a 1/2" "S" shaped pipe with male threads on each end. The new connection is designed to ...
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Remove head from a quarter turn tap with no screw

I'm trying to install a tap (see photograph), but the tap head is getting in the way due to restricted space. I'd like to try and remove the head so that I can install the body and then reinstall the ...
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Getting single handle faucet off with no set screw

I am trying to fix a leaky single handle faucet but I cannot find a set screw or really any way to get the handle off. I tried prying off and just pulling. There are no screws under or behind the ...
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What is the type of bathroom faucet that mounts from the top?

I have a sink where the original owner remodeled into a tight space. Now I need to replace the widespread faucet and am having troubles finding the correct mounting type. Because of the tight space, ...
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Raise sink up off pedestal

We have a bathroom sink that sits on a pedestal. We are due for a full bathroom renovation in next couple years, but I need a way to deal with a problem until then. The sink was installed wrong (and/...
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Our Jacuzzi tub just stopped draining. What could be causing this? We’ve tried it all

We’ve just moved into an older home which happens to have a Jacuzzi tub. I’m sure it hasn’t been used in years, but it fired up just fine and we’ve used it 4 times. However, all of a sudden it just ...
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My shower drain is epoxied, what do I do to get the drain out?

My prefab shower drain that screws in is glued with epoxy that was used to put the tile down. I've had to remove the tile and now the drain is stuck. How can I get the drain to screw down without ...
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Fix pinhole leak on shower mixing valve

I tried removing the bonnet nut from my old Delta style shower ball valve. I tried blow torching a bit, but in the end used a plumber's wrench and ended up twisting the thin copper pipes from the ...
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Does number on the bottom of a shower faucet cartridge describe compatibility?

If I can find a replacement shower faucet cartridge that matches the Kerox PB40R model number and matches in appearance, would it be a safe fit? The bottom of the cartridge that I need to replace has ...
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Bathroom faucet stem stops loosening; can't get out

I am trying to remove the stem below to fix a dripping faucet. I use a wrench to loosen around the hex with the arrow. With some force the stem begins to loosen (the threaded-looking part below ...
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Bathroom Vanity wood getting damaged slowly

Anyway to stop this happening. I always use the fan when taking a shower still the top edge of the vanity wood is opening slowly. Anyway i can stop this and fix it ?
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Why are British "shaver sockets" limited to using a single plug at at a time, and given this, how are you supposed to use two appliances?

Is the only option either for everyone who needs another socket to get an adapter and charge things in their own rooms or constantly swap which appliance is plugged in? I live in a shared rental where ...
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Escutcheon plate doesn't cover hole in tiled shower wall

I just installed a new shower system and the new escutcheon plate is a little smaller than the old one, leaving a small gap at the bottom of the wall. It's not terribly noticeable, so I'm not too ...
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Bathroom faucet set screw not Allen or Phillips

This is a 2-handle bathroom faucet. I need to remove the handles and replace the cartridges because the faucet is leaky. My homeowners manuel says it is a Moen faucet. When I remove the cap, I see a ...
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How to find replacement toilet seat (American Standard)

How do I determine what seat will fit this toilet and are colored seats available? Inside the tank are these numbers: 1459 388 M59 Aug26 Thank you.
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Remove or replace exhaust fan assembly

I am trying to remove old exhaust fan in my bathroom. I took the grill and motor apart but I do not know how to remove the housing assembly. The reason I want to replace it because the higher cfm fan ...
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What is the source of the humming sound in my shower?

I have a Grohe shower with a mixing tap (sorry if this is not the correct English word - what I have is similar to this, with a fixed shower head and a removable one). It works fine for about 5 years ...
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How to install vanity light - wall box has 2 white, 2 red, 2 black, 2 ground wires

Bathroom remodel where electrician wired the following: GFCI outlet (installed) Vanity light (not installed) Fan/light combo (installed) Shower light (installed) There are four switches on the wall. ...
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How do I remove toggle bolt from under the sink?

I am in the process of replacing my powder room faucet and I noticed that its not attached the normal way with a mounting nut. I have what I assume is a toggle bolt holding the faucet in place, but I ...
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Fixing leaking Sloan Royal Flushometer

I've got a Sloan Royal Flushometer that is leaking after some flushes. The leak comes from both sides of the cover (see pictures). This happened once, years ago, and I fixed it by simply replacing the ...
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Why is water leaking out of wall-side of tub diverter?

I have a tub spout with diverter, the type you pull up on a knob/rod at the outflow end of the faucet to turn on the shower. The gate/pull-rod assembly was recently sticky so I uninstalled the spout ...
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What is the name of this piece that regulates the flow to the showerhead?

When I was replacing an old shower hose, a piece from the tap came off. That piece regulates the flow to the shower head. I am trying to find a replacement, but I am having difficulty doing so since I ...
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Alternative to toggle bolt for toilet roll holder?

My toilet roll holder comes off the wall every 6-12 months. Regular plastic anchors aren't helping much. I saw that toggle bolts are a great option, but I only have about 1.5" of depth to work ...
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Expand Hole in Mounted Mirror

In our bathroom, we have a wall-mounted mirror (un-removable) wherein the bathroom spout and handles are mounted behind the mirror. I need to replace the valves in the faucets as they have been ...
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Anyone recognize this faucet? How to remove these faucet handles?

I'm trying to remove these bathroom faucet handles. There are no screws anywhere on the outside surface. Is it just a matter of prying them off, either using a screwdriver or just pulling up on the ...
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GFCI protection on a shower light

I am adding a light/fan inside a shower. I would like to add GFCI protection. I have a standard circuit and thought I could simply take the line to a GFCI outlet, then take the load to the switch, ...
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How can a non-working corroded tub plunger with a broken linkage assembly in the open position be fixed?

I’ve read the helpful advice on bathtub plungers stuck in the closed position. However, I have a bathtub plunger stuck in the open position. The trip assembly has come away leaving the plunger in ...
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How to separate bathroom light from fan

I am trying to separate the light and fan to two separate switches. I took the black wires apart and tried each one separate. One did nothing, and the other turned on both. I’m assuming this means I ...

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