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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Is there a special tool to remove this shower cartridge cover?

Underneath the shower handle I've found this interesting design where there's a cover or shroud encapsulating the cartridge. The threading on it is interesting: the threading isn't required for the ...
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How to remove the handles from this joint bathroom faucet

There doesn't seem to be a way to unscrew the handles from this faucet. Anyone have any tips?
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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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Economical jail for not allowing centipedes

We are facing a problem with centipedes in our home. I'm killing at least one centipede daily. I'm guessing that centipedes are coming through our bathroom Jalis. Which (economical) Jali is ...
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What is this red sediment inside our sink aerator?

Does anyone know what this red slime/gunk is inside our sink aerator? Besides replacing the aerators, is there anything else we should do? The red sediment is in the aerator of the sink and one of ...
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How do I remove these bathroom faucet fittings with limited space?

I have a faucet I am trying to remove to replace, seen below. It appears there is a nut holding it to the bottom of the sink, but I can't get a basin wrench around the nut and plumbers sockets won't ...
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How do you wire and replace an old bathroom vanity light fixture

I am replacing a bathroom light fixture in an old condo built in the 70s. There is armored cable coming into the fixture from the wall. From my understanding is that I need to do these steps, 1) ...
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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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Bathroom sink faucet handle is tight causing it to work off the nut holding to sink. Can the handle be fixed?

You can see in the picture a faucet handle ( cold ) for a bathroom sink. The handle/lever on top is very tight to turn, so when you move it it forces the base, which caused to work off the nut under ...
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How to replace bathroom lights

The previous lights in my bathroom were "Hollywood" style. I'd like to replace it with a more traditional/modern vanity light. Question is, there doesn't appear to be an outlet/gang box like I'm used ...
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Is it safe to flush a high pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in > 3 years?

The short version is that I have a high-pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in more than three years. According to my previous tenant, there is a leak in the rubber gasket between the tank area ...
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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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Mounting a hair dryer holder to a tile wall

I don't have space in the bathroom for the hair dryer and therefore wish to attach a hair-dryer holder to the wall. The walls have tiles on them. Example: http://www.hood.de/i/foenhalter-...
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I have an indoor swimming pool - can I have a large mirror, or will it be steamed all the time?

I have a dehumidifier in my indoor swimming pool room, I would like a large dance mirror on the wall - would it be constantly covered in condensation. My room humidity is controlled to 50%. Just don’...
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Shower without a door and something that could serve as a door and restraint waters

In a shower that is open i.e. it has a glass panel on the side but no door, is there something sold that helps restraining the waters during the shower i.e. mimic a small door?
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Help identifying unusual type of toilet flush button

My toilet has an unusual type of button to flush it, which is shown in these pictures: The top part which you actually push and the base both unscrew from the shaft in the middle (which is connected ...
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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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How to Get Light Cover Off!

I've tried turning, and the light cover is loose but no matter how much I turn it, it is not coming off. Any help/tips would be appreciated.
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How to remove caps on circular faucet handles?

My faucet is leaking from the base of the handle so I need to replace the cartridge or rubber seat. I'm having trouble removing the cap to the handle to change the cartridge and rubber seat. I don't ...
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About the thing in bathrooms which looks like a ladder

What is the thing that is in some home bathrooms and is like a ladder (you can see it in the picture)? What is it called? What is it there for?
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How can I remove this stuck screw in my bathroom?

I'm trying to remove this tower holder, but the screw is stuck. The hole seems to be a 2mm hexagonal socket, but the allen key turns and cracks without moving the screw. I've tried other fixtures and ...
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How can I get water to drain out of a sink where the drain opening is higher than the bowl bottom?

First off I screwed up where I drilled the hole for the drain. The middle of the bowl is actually raised so the water pools in a circle around the drain: I'm curious what my options are now... Is ...
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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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Water to the shower & bathroom sink

When I turn on the water to the sink, it sends water to the tub & shower, why would this happen?
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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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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 ...