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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Why are British “shaver sockets” limited to using a single plug at at a time, and given this, how are you supposed to use two appliances?

Is the only option either for everyone who needs another socket to get an adapter and charge things in their own rooms or constantly swap which appliance is plugged in? I live in a shared rental where ...
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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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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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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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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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Remove or replace exhaust fan assembly

I am trying to remove old exhaust fan in my bathroom. I took the grill and motor apart but I do not know how to remove the housing assembly. The reason I want to replace it because the higher cfm fan ...
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Alternative to toggle bolt for toilet roll holder?

My toilet roll holder comes off the wall every 6-12 months. Regular plastic anchors aren't helping much. I saw that toggle bolts are a great option, but I only have about 1.5" of depth to work ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?
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GFCI protection on a shower light

I am adding a light/fan inside a shower. I would like to add GFCI protection. I have a standard circuit and thought I could simply take the line to a GFCI outlet, then take the load to the switch, ...
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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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Economical jail for not allowing centipedes [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Bathroom Vanity wood getting damaged slowly

Anyway to stop this happening. I always use the fan when taking a shower still the top edge of the vanity wood is opening slowly. Anyway i can stop this and fix it ?
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Bathroom faucet set screw not Allen or Phillips

This is a 2-handle bathroom faucet. I need to remove the handles and replace the cartridges because the faucet is leaky. My homeowners manuel says it is a Moen faucet. When I remove the cap, I see a ...
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What is the source of the humming sound in my shower?

I have a Grohe shower with a mixing tap (sorry if this is not the correct English word - what I have is similar to this, with a fixed shower head and a removable one). It works fine for about 5 years ...
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Why is water leaking out of wall-side of tub diverter?

I have a tub spout with diverter, the type you pull up on a knob/rod at the outflow end of the faucet to turn on the shower. The gate/pull-rod assembly was recently sticky so I uninstalled the spout ...
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What is the name of this piece that regulates the flow to the showerhead?

When I was replacing an old shower hose, a piece from the tap came off. That piece regulates the flow to the shower head. I am trying to find a replacement, but I am having difficulty doing so since I ...
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Expand Hole in Mounted Mirror

In our bathroom, we have a wall-mounted mirror (un-removable) wherein the bathroom spout and handles are mounted behind the mirror. I need to replace the valves in the faucets as they have been ...
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How to identify faucet handle brand/model?

My kids somehow broke the bathroom sink faucet handle. I'd like to replace it but I can't identify the brand/model based on the markings. There's a part number 93903 on the bottom that I've been ...
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Help identifying shower escutcheon

I recently moved into a new house and have two problems with a shower valve that I'd like to fix: It's missing a handle. Can anyone help me identify the brand from the attached photo of the ...
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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 ...