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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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)...
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Bath tub spout still drips a little after replacing, is this normal?

I didn't notice the leaking from the spout until some guests told me. It was dripping big drops. The spout is the type installing using hexa bolt. I bought the replacement at HomeDepot and followed ...
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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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How to Remove This Bathroom Faucet Spout

I am replacing the faucet in my guest bathroom but I am having a difficult time removing the center spout of a widespread setup (I think it is an old Moen). I have loosened the nut underneath the ...
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How can I install a light fixture when the junction box is partially blocked by a mirror?

I wanted to replace light fixture in my bathroom. When I removed the light fixture I noticed that electrical box was being slightly blocked by the wall mirror which is 10ft x 5ft. (see picture) Now ...
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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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I need to replace the spring-loaded lighting cover for the light in the tub

Anyone know where I can get a trim kit for this basic round ceiling light? It has an outer edge/flange that seats against the ceiling and there is a plastic light cover inside the outer edge. It has ...
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What size pipe should be used when converting from single to double Bathroom Sink?

Our bathroom had an optional double sink in the main bathroom from when the house was built (before we lived in it). Based off of water temp alone I'm guessing that the toilet & sink are on the ...
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2 sinks on one drain line

I have my bathroom sink rough plumbing coming from the 3" stack vent, running about 2 feet. My question is: can I use that same drain line for another sink? Reasoning: about 2 feet from that sink ...
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What is the point of a shower diverter?

Let me explain what I mean. Most googling leads to tub related setups, but my setups do not include tubs. Lately I have been seeing these diverters in many newer bathrooms(my own new one in SG, and ...
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Shower head with easy on/off switch

I am making a new bathroom with tub where I want the shower to have easy on/off system. I can't find such thing at homedepot or lowes. Typically you have to dial the mixer starting from to warm and ...
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What to use to seal around fixtures when tanking a drywall bathroom?

After I hang the drywall there is some gaps between the fixture and the drywall board (yes, I'm using greenboard that will be tanked/redgard/kerdi/etc, no backerboard in Brazil), what is the best way ...
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Broken hand held shower connector

We are looking for a replacement for a fixture that attaches to our hand held shower and hose. It has a female connector that slides on top of the male connector as shown. Could someone tell us what ...
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Metal and Plastic Bathroom Faucets are the Same?

Today I spoke to a highly reputable bathroom faucet company, and they claimed that their all metal faucets and plastic faucets (internal parts) are generally the same when it comes to quality and how ...
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How to remove this bathtub diverter spigot?

I'm trying to remove a bathtub diverter spigot, but I can't tell whether it is a screw-on or a slip-on (with a hex bolt at the bottom). My spigot has the notch where a hex bolt would normally be, but ...
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Hot water faucet handle stripped

Is there anything I can pack into my reproduction bathroom sink hot water faucet handle to stop it from slipping/spinning? The teeth are stripped and I'd really prefer to not have to replace it.
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How best to remove and replace this gasket on swivelling spigot

has worn out and is leaking. How to install the new one without damaging it?
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How do I identify make / model of this kitchen faucet?

I am trying to identify this fixture, to get some rebuild parts: What approach should I use? (It is a kitchen fixture in use in a bathroom)
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How can I prevent reverse air flow from bathroom fan?

I have a second floor bathroom that has a ventilation fan which exits to the roof. Whenever I take a shower there is an incredible amount of freezing air (midwest winter) that is coming in through the ...
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What should I check restroom was filled with water [closed]

I'm not too sure how to find this leak. I took a shower this morning for about 20 minutes and when finished my bathroom was filled with water about half a inch high. The thing is I have two bathrooms ...
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Thermostatic shower valve with tankless gas heaters

Are there any benefits to using thermostatic shower valves when my tankless gas heathers already limits its maximum temperature at 48°C (it can only reacho more up to 65° by disabling the safety ...
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How to limit bathroom shower water usage by time?

I have a teenage daughter whose showers are getting longer all the time and I am getting tired of fighting with her about taking all the hot water. Therefore, my question is about installing a device ...
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How to remove the handles from this faucet

My bathroom faucet is leaking around the base of my right handle. With previous faucets I've been able to use a set screw to loosen the handle and replace the washer. With these, though, I can't ...
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How do I stop a countertop soap dispenser from leaking?

I have a countertop soap dispenser. It is a Blanco 911-375 Alta Soap/Lotion Dispenser, Satin Nickel Finish filled with Seventh Generation brand dish soap. For the high-end-quality brand name, it ...
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Why are all towel bars 24 inch? With studs being 16 inches apart - how do people mount them?

I want to install a towel bar in my bathrooms - and I went to Home Depot to get one - but all of their towel bars were 24 inch... This to me is weird. Do all people just mount their towel bars to a ...
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How to loosen glass bulb cover from metal base?

I need to replace one of the lightbulbs in my bathroom's lightbulb fixture. The bulb itself is a halopin bulb that inserts with a metal hook, but its covered by a glass cage/receptacle that should ...
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Grounding wires

For a light fixture, if I ground the wire to the light fixture and the wire in the box is also grounded, do I need to connect the two grounded wires? The cooper wire within the box is extremely short,...
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Life span of an average flexible water hose

What is the life span of an average flexible water hose? Thank you
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Which adhesive sealant for bathroom fixture escutcheons?

I'm installing some shower fixtures and the escutcheons need to be sealed and adhered properly but I'm not sure how to do this the right way. Here is a photo of all 4 fixtures/escutcheons. I'll refer ...
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Will a widespread 8“ offset faucet also replace an existing 12” offset faucet?

I have a bathroom faucet (image below) which I think is a widespread 12" (closer to 12 1/4"?) offset, if I am using the terminology correctly. This faucet leaks profusely around the base of the hot/...
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How can I fix a wall mounted towel hanger

A towel hanger fastened with a drywall fastener has been ripped out of the wall. How can I repair the hole and reattach the towel hanger?
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Turning off a towel rail

My friend moved to a flat in UK a few months ago, and his electricity bill is soaring. There is no gas in the flat, only electric heating. One curious thing I noticed is that the towel rail (similar ...
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Sub-floor trouble in bathroom

I have to rip out a rotted section of sub-floor in a handicapped bathroom. It's 3/4 in. osb with 1/4 in. plywood on top. The contractors that had built this apartment just 4 years ago put no cement ...
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Did I ruin my bathroom faucet during descaling?

I wanted to descale my bathroom faucet (for taking showers), so I put some vinegar on a tissue and put it on the faucet. I left it for 7-8 hours and when I wake up my faucet looks like this: It has ...
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How can I connect a bath wall spout intended for copper to a brass water supply outlet?

I'm in the process of remodeling a bathroom and am getting ready to tile the walls surround the tub/shower. I'm stumped on how to connect the bath spout. The spout looks like this: As you can see,...
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How to remove a sheet metal screw from the threaded end

I'm trying to remove the metal box that holds a bathroom exhaust fan into the ceiling. I've got all the wood screws out but there are 2 sheet metal screws that appear to connect the box to the duct ...
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I am trying to identify the brand of this bathtub faucet

I am wanting to replace this bathtub faucet without changing the plumbing behind the wall. I am assuming by identifying the brand/type of faucet already installed I could have success by getting ...
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Custom-making vertical downpour showerhead from copper pipe?

What are the necessary considerations for custom-making a showerhead? Specifically, what is the relationship between the number of holes and the water flow and such? I'm about to begin a remodel ...
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Can I replace Halogen fixtures with these LED fixtures?

I just moved into a new apartment, in the bathroom there are 6 lights in the ceiling and a dimmable switch next to the door. I want to change the bulbs to LEDs, but these damn halogen bulbs are ...
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Should I keep a bathroom door open or closed to keep it from expanding?

Should I keep the bathroom door open or shut after a shower to keep it from expanding? What if the fan is on as well?