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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What kind of bathroom shower handle should I get?

My bathroom shower handle needs replacement -- it started falling off recently. It's damaged and needs replacement. What kind of a handle would work? Below is how the rest of it looks like. Note ...
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How to remove shower knob?

I can't figure out how to remove this shower knob. I have done knob removal before, but this one is quite perplexing. It seems to have a metal cap that I would think would be taken off to reveal a ...
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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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Faucet is secured in a strange way. How can I remove it?

I've replaced a decent amount of faucets but I've never seen something like this. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to remove it so I can replace it? The faucet is broken to the point where ...
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How can I reattach my steam outlet pod?

I have a shower tub steam combo of an unknown brand, installed by the previous owner, and I accidentally hit the steam outlet pod, which came off. The pipe it was attached to also came off : How can ...
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How to clear the clogged washbasin?

The washbasin in my bathroom is clogged very badly and I have no idea how can I clear it. I'm in Germany and their systems are very new to me and I don't even know what I should do on my own. Back ...
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Is purchasing a valve necessary when shopping for a bathroom faucet?

A product page for a bathroom sink states a "rough in valve" must be purchased separately for the purpose of installation. I wasn't sure if I really needed that because I am just going to replace my ...
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Any ideas how to replace bulb in this bathroom ceiling fan?

This is an old bathroom ceiling fan & light fixture. The bulb has gone out, now I cannot find away to open it and replace the bulb. There are no screws that I can see. I played around with glass ...
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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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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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Why is my bathroom sink leaking around the overflow seal?

Can anyone tell me why I have water leaking out from under the actual sink? It’s coming from the overflow “Reservoir” area? The sink is draining completely fine otherwise. Just replaced the sink drain....
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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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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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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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No Go with Faucet Puller to Remove Handles

Trying to replace double sink bathroom faucets from the 1980s and after removing setscrews tried to pull of handles after oiling them and using a Husky faucet puller. No luck with the Husky and no ...
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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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At what height should support handrails be mounted in a home?

Mom broke her hip, and I am trying to make her home more elder-friendly while she is in rehab. While I have found lots of hardware that is available, I have not yet been able to find specs, such as ...
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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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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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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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Condensation on bathroom vent

MY bathroom vent goes directly into the attic space,no pipe. It is getting warmer outside and my attic is very hot. When the Air conditioning is turned on the vent fan drips. How can I fix this?
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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 ...
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bathroom sink, stopper doesn't hold water. how can I fix it?

As water drain away slowly, I turned the stopper (round one) a bit (less than 2-3 centimeters), the water quickly is gone, but the stopper didn't lock, just open. This happened all of a sudden this ...
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How can I fix/modify my tub/shower combo so the water comes out of the showerhead?

My house has a guest bathroom that has a shower/tub combo, but I realized there seems to be no way to get the water to come out of the showerhead instead of the faucet. There is a volume and ...
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What tool is used to tighten a short pipe nipple?

What tool is used to tighten a short 1/2” x 1 1/2” nipple that screws into a shower valve behind the wall? Well a nipple extractor work if you turn it in the opposite direction (clockwise )?
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how to remove quarter turn tap valve with no flat parts

I am trying to remove a quarter turn tap valve from a bathroom sink mixer tap. All the guides I've found expect there to be a hexagonal part on the valve to use a spanner to unscrew it, but this one ...
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How To Cut/Shave Existing Drop In Sink To Fit New Faucets

Old but very customized Master bathroom remodel (circa 1992)included twin drop-in sinks & exclusive use of Hardin polish brass fixtures. Hardin now long out of business. Want to replace with new ...
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Optimal P Trap height

I am removing a piece of galvanized drain while in the process of replacing the vanity.The galvanized is connected to the abs drain pipe entering the waste stack by a rubber connector. In order to ...
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Tub faucet, how to attach elbow to cut pipe (partially cut threading)?

I'm working with an older fixture and most of the pipes are fused which has made it unwieldy. I'm a novice at plumbing as well. I've attached a picture of the faucet plumbing. Valves still work fine ...
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Tub faucet handle will not come off

The right tub faucet handle absolutely will not come off and may have become fused. I've tried a variety of ways and angles with maximum personal force (I'm a large guy) and even bought a faucet ...
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shower not shutting off after replacing stem

the handle(basically stem) came out in the middle of use. we shut off the water at the main valve and took apart the faucet. tried new washers and putting back together that didn't work. called a ...
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What is this shower head?

I have this shower head that I am trying to find another one of and I can't seem to find this exact type anywhere. Most of them have a flat front with little plastic orifices that let the water out, ...
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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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Mounting mirrored bathroom cabinet to plasterboard wall without usable stud

I have a bathroom cabinet which weighs in at 14.5kg (empty). The cabinet says that the screws should be "into material, not plaster board". The problem is that the horizontal spacing between the ...
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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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Any thoughts on how to remove this faucet / handle

Hoping to find some help here as I am at a loss. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to remove this fixture. There are no brand marks and I don't know who installed it. The handles don't have any ...
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difficulty of replacing bathroom fan

I have a fan in one of the bathrooms of a 1930s house and there's a relatively low ceiling. The fan seems to work ok and it's in pretty decent shape(seems to be from 2013), but I think we need a bit ...
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How can I stop a toilet seat from rapidly loosening?

The seat on my toilet always works itself loose. It has plastic thumb-screw-style nuts that tighten on to bolts on the underside of the toilet. The left nut works itself loose over the course of a ...
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Quarter turn bathroom tap: Valve removal

I am dealing with a bathroom tap and wanting to replace the quarter turn tap valve as the tap is leaking. Here is the tap (I cannot find any brand details) Here is a close up of the cold tap: I can ...
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Bathroom Vent Fan Upgrade

I am upgrading an undersized bathroom fan that is 50 CFM and has (possibly) a 3" to 4" exhaust pipe. The new fan, which is 150 CFM requires a 6" exhaust pipe. Do I need to rip out the existing vent ...
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How to remove shower drain cover

Right, I've recently moved into a new flat in London and it's time the drain was unblocked but I just cannot figure out how to take the drain cover off. If someone could let me know so I don't end ...
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Need suggestions regarding installation of a hand shower with an old style water mixer.

I would like to keep the current water mixer as it is, and install the hand shower without getting into the hassle of destroying the wall. I am looking for an aesthetic approach to it. I have to ...
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Troubleshooting a running toilet

My toilet has a slow but continual trickle of water running from the rim into the bowl. I presumed this was a misaligned float but when I pulled it up to its maximum height, the flow didn't even stop. ...
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Humidity sensing fan installation

I am installing a humidity sensing fan (Delta GBR80H) into a bathroom where no fan existed before, only have a light switch. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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Why are my shower valves shutting off mid-stream?

I recently fixed my bathtub handle valve stems (Repairing a leaky valve stem), and all of the leaks stopped - but a new issue came up. Now, whenever I turn on either handle (hot or cold), the water ...
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How to remove these faucet caps to replace washer

I've tried to remove the caps from the faucet so I can replace the washer to stop the drip. Maybe I'm being too careful to not damage the cap because no matter what I do, it's not coming off. Here's ...
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How do I mount this towel rack that was ripped off the wall?

Hi one of my tenants sent me a pictures of my broken towel rack. What would be the most cost effective fix?
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Bathroom toilet paper holder

I have a toilet paper holder that fell out recently. The holder looks like this: What's the purpose of the alligator clips on the screws, and how should I go back reinstalling this? I can't seem to ...
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Incorrect shower tap handle

The shower tap I’m looking at is a two control one: one for hot/cold and one for pressure/tub/shower. The hot/cold works fine, but the other one is not gripping correctly. The only way the current ...