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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I determine where power enters my bathroom light circuit?

How do I determine if the power source is going right into the 3-gang box of switches, or directly to one of the fixtures (1 vanity light and 1 light/exhaust fan combo)? What is the best way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pipes thawed, cold water runs, not hot water

Our pipes froze recently and we heated the ones connected to the outside of the house. They thawed and the cold water is running now. However, I cannot get the hot water to run, or my tub faucet ...
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Shower mixer handle sticking out too far aesthetically

This question is common enough that it should have a place on the stack exchange - so that the best answers can easily be found. After redoing a bath and waiting to see that everything comes together ...
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Americast Bathtub Drain

I am installing an American Standard bathtub and the instructions are stating that a brass drain/overflow assembly is required. The assembly is about $150 and I would like to avoid it if possible. Is ...
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Rental - how to repair shower frame cleaned with bleach in error

I made a big mistake today when cleaning the shower. I used bleach on the frame, which I think is fibreglass but I'm not sure. As you can see from the pictures it appears to have taken the coating off ...
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What's this shower screen seal part called?

Looking online to get new shower seals. The straight parts are fine and readily available, but it's an L-Shaped shower screen (has a square shower part at one end of the bath tub) and I can't seem to ...
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How can I find bath faucet handles that will connect to these stems?

I repaired a section of the tile around my shower putting in new hardiebacker and resetting the tiles. I had to remove the old shower faucet and handles to do this project. Now that I've finished ...
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Adjustment for Bathroom Faucet Handles?

I just installed a new bathroom faucet and I'm having difficulty in regard to having good control of the water flow/pressure with the handles: The faucet has a hot and a cold handle. The handles ...
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Faucet Stem is Totally Stuck on Faucet Housing

I am having a problem with my bathroom shower faucets. I have a leak in my bathroom shower taps. I have a Jameco faucet and I found new stems for the hot and cold. replaces the hot water side with no ...
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Safe to Lubricate Bar Valve in Shower Mixer Tap?

In my bath/shower I've had a new mixer tap fitted that has a bar valve (when the tap is running you lift the valve to make the water come out of the shower head. When you turn the tap off, the valve ...