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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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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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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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Need help replacing bulb in fancy light fixture

How do I remove/open this Light fixture to replace the bulb?
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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 ...
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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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What is this shower head?

I have this shower head that I am trying to find another one of and I can't seem to find this exact type anywhere. Most of them have a flat front with little plastic orifices that let the water out, ...