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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Can someone help me identify this fixture?

I am trying to find out what fixtures to purchase for this valve ? I found some numbers on these, but even googling them the entire day did not result in anything fruitful. Hoping if someone knows ...
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Replace pop-up with flip sink drain covers?

I had my house replumbed to code and put new sink basins in with pop up wastes. But I find that the water drains slowly, and the brand I'm using breaks easily so that they don't click in and out. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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How to offset the effective location of a wall sconce?

A relative asking for help - didn't notice earlier that the construction crew located the right hand wall sconce really close to a corner: Ideally, the location would vertically center of the lower ...
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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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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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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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Shower needs turning too far to turn off and drips constantly

Hoping someone can assist here. Have had this shower for around a year. The on/off is a round knob to twist with a smaller temperature dial inside that. Anyway, when we turn the shower off, we have ...
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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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Leaking shower head at the head itself under pressure

My shower head is leaking while under pressure. Like there is a gasket blown where the face of the shower head meets the rest of the head. Any idea why? its oval so there is no unscrewing it. if i ...
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Sink water won't get hot unless shower is on

The sink tap takes 20+ minutes to even get lukewarm, never hot. I have lived with this for a while until I made an interesting discovery the other day. When the shower (in the same bathroom) was ...
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bathroom sink has almost no cold water

I have a interesting problem, my bathroom sink cold water tap has good water pressure and water flow but when you turn the tap it goes from cool to warm to hot rather quickly without ever touching the ...
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Shower leaks when valve is shut off but doesn't leak when the valve is slightly open

Our contractor left in the middle of the shower job and we noticed that our shower leaks into the wall when the shower valve is completely shut off. When looking for the source of the leak, I noticed ...
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What is the proper placement for bathroom pendant sconces?

Lighting experts recommend placing bathroom sconces ( sconces used on either side of a mirror above a vanity ) at eye level of the end user. Doing so reduces shadows. What about bathroom pendant ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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My RHEEM Gas hot water tank keeps shutting Off with code 2

The Plumber said it's the gas valve assy. So I ordered a gas valve. After installing, the problem still exist. The plumber even broke the sight glass to "let more air in". After breaking the ...
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No water in shower

We have replaced the water cartridge in the shower because of low water pressure, now we have no water coming out of it. We have tried seeing if it was upside down. And no change... please help
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Does anyone know the brand on this bathroom faucet?

This faucet was here when we bought the house and we need to replace it but don’t know the brand/type. We’d like to replace with the same faucet if possible to match our other sinks. The previous ...
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Water stream does not start for first half of tap rotation

The water in my bath sink faucet starts flowing only when the faucet has been turned halfway by 45 degrees. I would imagine water to start flowing slowly right from the start. Please watch the 10 ...
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Dual/Stacked switch available for 1 switch being a dimmer for the overhead LED and the other for the Bathroom fan/light on/off only?

Situation I have is a dual/stacked switch in the bathroom. One of the switches is on/off for the vanity lights and the other is for the bathroom fan/light. I changed my lighting to LED fixtures and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove a problematic bathroom thumb lock

I have a broken door lock mechanism that needs replacing so I removed the door handles on both sides and moved on to the thumblock but I could not find the expect allen key fitting that normally holds ...
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No power at bathroom outlets

Recently moved into a new house. First thing I did was go to the panel and, tediously, went through each breaker to make a detailed master breaker list. After doing so I noticed that my outside ...
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Upstairs shower not getting water

I have a weird one and may not be related. Came back from vacation and my basement was partially flooded from the Water Heater (looked like it was leaking from the bottom). As I was cleaning it up, ...
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Foul smell coming from around bathtub tap, but it's not the overflow. What else could it be?

Every time I take a bath, while I am lying in the bath I notice a foul smell which eminates from around the tap area. At first I thought it was the overflow drain, so I did the usual full deep ...
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Cannot figure out how to remove shower handle

I have been having problems with the hot water knob of my shower, whereby the water pressure gets very low, especially after the knob is turned off tight. I am then able to restore the pressure by ...
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Help with Bathroom Light installation

I am having some trouble figuring out how to reinstall this light fixture in my bathroom. My wife unscrewed it to paint behind on the wall, but I do not see how I am supposed to get the thing back on ...
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Why would a faucet still leak with a new cartridge installed?

I've replaced 3 faucet cartridges in my house. The 2 oldest repairs/replacements (replaced about 1.5 yrs ago) are still good. The most recent one is about 4 months old but it has started leaking ...
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bathroom double wall lights on and off

we have two bathroom wall lights on the same switch. the lights are left and right of our above sink mirror. All of a sudden only one of the two lights will go on at a time. already tried trouble ...
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