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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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 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 ...
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Bathroom Light Fixture with no stud or box

I uninstalled my old bathroom light fixture to replace it with a nicer light but found that there is no stud and no wall box behind the sheet rock. The old light fixture is very light but the new one ...
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Controling of bathroom light by using Magnetic Switch (Sensor) [closed]

I want to control bathroom light by using Magnetic Reed Switch (Sensor). When enters inside light should be ON & after coming out light should be OFF.
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Can pvc fittings and pvc pipe be used to install tube and shower fixture

Can pvc fittings and pipe be used to install tub and shower fixture.
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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 light and fan combo safety and wiriing

I am putting a new bathroom light and fan combo in my bathroom. I already have a light above the mirror of the bathroom that provides light for the rest of the area. However the fan/light combo I ...
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New Medicine Cabinet - Stud Removal

I am installing a new inset medicine cabinet. I need to add about another 1.5” inches in height to get the new one to fit. I would like to remove the header on this (it’s a true 2” stud) and replace ...
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How do I remove the water/temperature control faucet if there are no visible screws?

My Delta branded shower faucet doesn't have any screws besides for two that hold the panel independently to the wall. The handles have no apparent way to be removed. Can anyone suggest a method that ...
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Round or elongated toilet seat? [closed]

Not 100% sure if these are elongated or round seats. (I don't have physical access to verify.) Exhibit A Exhibit B
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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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How do I fix/fill this void left by previously tiling around a bathroom vanity

Previous home owners tiled around a vanity, then the vanity needed to come out. Now this void approximately one inch deep is left, and we want to fill it and retile so we can use a wider variety of ...
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Need help replacing bulb in fancy light fixture

How do I remove/open this Light fixture to replace the bulb?
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Should I replace this cracked bathroom wall tile?

Just had someone install ceramic tiles for bathroom. But to my surprise one tile on the shower walls, appears to have a hairline crack. I asked him about it and he said it was a manufacturing cosmetic ...
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Waterproof front lip of shower pan that is beveled for entry?

I have a 36" x 60" pre-formed fiberglass/acrylic showerpan in white color. I have had an issue come up that I thought would not be so big of deal but now I can see it is. 3 of the sides of the pan ...
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Why would my shower only have hot water?

I bought a house a couple years ago and the previous owners added a small bathroom in the basement. The shower only has hot water and I don't know why. The toilet and sink next to it both have cold ...
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How can I adjust the operational tension of a Delta shower faucet?

My Delta Monitor 1300/1400 series faucet was repaired by a neighbor because it dripped from the shower head. Now it works and there is no leak but it's waaaay too easy to push. Like you touch it with ...
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What is this and how can I remove it?

I have a very small combination bathtub/shower. There is not much room to begin with and I am already bumping and banging into things. There are two what I'll call "racks" on the wall inside the ...
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How find out what the second switch button is for in bathroom?

Long story short, I'm trying to install one sensor switch for both fan and light in the bathroom. I have one light switch outside the bathroom. Inside the bathroom there is 2 gang switch box with 2 ...
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How can I attach a light to a tiled wall without having a socket (also avoid drilling)

In the bathroom the sink has as usual above a mirror. The wall behind the mirror and the sink has tiles. The light is only in the ceiling. How could I add some light (source) above the mirror if there ...
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Connect Bidet with 1/2 inch supply line to 3/8 toilet line [closed]

Bought a bidet with 1/2 inch Supply line I need to connect it with Toilet which has 3/8 inch line I assume I need a Tee to connect it. But need help as it wouldn't be a regular 3/8 or 1/2 inch Tee. ...
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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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Replacement for Jacuzzi tub faucet with both handles on one side

Our Jacuzzi tub faucet has both hot & cold controls on the same side. I am looking to replace it, but cannot seem to find anything like it on the net. Everything I see has the controls on either ...
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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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What is the function of the metal mesh in the rubber grommet for the showerhead?

Our previous showerhead literally came apart in my hands, so I bought and installed a new one today. The first grommet connecting the ball joint to the shower pipe has a metal mesh disc in the middle....
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How to remove the handle on my Delta faucet?

One of my faucets is leaking in my bathroom sink. I have a double-handle faucet set from Delta. I removed the set screw from the cover but, for some reason, the cover still isn't coming off. I ...
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Removing pop up tub drain assembly

I have a slow draining tub so I tried taking out the stopper but after unscrewing the stopper and the overflow plate there isn't anything more I could do, it seems like there is a one-peice L shaped ...
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Mystery pipe under my sink and an intermittent sour smell

First question, what is the black pipe in the picture above where the drain pipr goes into the wall? Additionally, we have an intermittent sour smell coming from this bathroom. I replaced the wax ...
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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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How do I remove the acrylic knob on my faucet?

Faucet with one knob does hot & cold. Single screw. Plain old crystal knob. Just want to take off knob & replace it with brand new one. Don't know how to remove the knob.
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What's best way to keep shower faucet handle from dropping?

how to keep handle from falling off? Is there a type of adhesive that's best? Or is there something else recommended? Note currently the handle just falls off; when the water is running or on own. ...
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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 often should I wash my hands when cleaning the bathroom? [closed]

As someone with a little touch of OCD, I find that I feel stressed when cleaning my bathroom because I worry about cross contamination. When I finish cleaning one part of the bathroom floor, and then ...
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Tightening a bathroom faucet

The faucet assembly in my bathroom is loose and shakes when I turn on and turn off the faucet. Any idea on how this faucet works and can be tightened? See pictures of the top and underside.
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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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Tub installation/level questions

I am remodeling our bathroom, and we got a new tub/surround made by American Standard. They're both direct to stud installations. The tub came with a large piece of horizontal plywood along the ...
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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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How to tighten fitting on pipe in very small space

While replacing the washer in a bathroom tap/faucet, I've accidentally loosened the fitting (e.g. the tap now turns when I turn the tap "handle"). Here is a photo of the underside of the sink, with ...
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how do you turn the overfow drain in tub upside down

my house was built in 1946, love the old tub but how do I turn the overflow drain upside down where I may take a bath? As of right now, there's not enough water to cover my feet! Here are the images, ...
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How can I attach 1 3/8 pipe to 1 1/2 inch abs?

I am trying to install a new vanity and the age of my house is killing me. The pipe coming out of the floor is 1 3/8 inch pipe. I have a new sink drain that is 1 1/4 inch so I have a trap adapter for ...
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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 ...
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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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2 shower heads and 1 rain head…low flow

I hope someone can help because I'm truly lost here since I'm not a plumber. We just had our house built and it was completed just 3 months ago. We have a 50 gallon electric water heater and it ...
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How do I wire multiple switches for my bathroom lights and fan?

I am redoing a bathroom and onto my wiring. I am installing (4) recessed lights, (1) fan, and three switches. I want one switch to control (2) recessed lights, the next switch to control the other (2)...