Questions tagged [bathroom]

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Is it mortar or concrete subflloor? My second floor bathroom reno nightmare

I am redoing my second floor bathroom because of a leak under the tub which over many years has caused a leak downstairs. I thought it would be easy changing a rotten wooden subfloor… But when i ...
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Floor tiles in bathroom

I was wondering can anyone help me. I have just installed my bathroom wall tiles and am now going to the floor tiles. When I dry fit my floor tiles there is a gap of about 25-30mm around the shower ...
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How can I reduce splash from faucets with rectangular outlets?

I just moved into a new flat and I have a problem with the kitchen and bathroom faucets. They are extremely splashy (if opened suddenly the water will spill out of the sink!) and whenever I clean the ...
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Remove old hardened caulk

I'm planning to re-caulk my bathtub as the existing caulk is deteriorating. My house was built in 2005 but am not sure if the bathtub is original to the house. Unlike the flexible silicone caulk ...
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Misaligned rough in drain pipe and HVAC vent

I roughed in a VERY small bathroom in the basement, then had an HVAC crew replace some old vents with more discrete boxes to create more headroom. Every inch counts. Problem is, the washer drain on ...
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What underlayment for LVT on concrete subfloor?

My previous question, which led me to go with LVT, was answered here. I saw this question and guess that (6-mil plastic) could be an answer but I'll give you guys the details and see what you think. ...
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Raising floor in bathroom from concrete subfloor for vinyl sheet finish

I have a concrete bathroom floor where I want to install new fully waterproof vinyl at a finished height of 1/2 inch to bring it level with the hall floor and make it feel less like walking directly ...
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how do I replace the screw on my faucet handle?

How do I get the screw out to replace with a new faucet handle. Ideally, I'd have also liked to update the style of the handle, but I don't know if it is even possible without replacing the entire ...
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Does my new bathroom plumbing need a cleanout?

I am working on new plumbing for an addition we just built. Does anyone see any issues? Do I need a clean-out at the end of the run? I plan on using a 3" elbow in lieu of a combo to keep ...
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Mold on Bathroom Ceiling

I have a popcorn ceiling in my bathroom that has a tendency to collect mold. I clean it off with bleach but it always comes back. There was no mold prior to remodeling the bathroom a few years ago, ...
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What glue can we use to fill cracks in a solid surface counter top?

We noticed our bathroom counter is starting to crack and wanted to know if there is some sort of good glue for this. I think in the future it’ll need to be replaced but want to make sure it does not ...
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Hardie Board Subfloor—Thinset or No?

I'm remodeling the bathroom in my house that was built in the 1930s. I stripped out the old flooring down to the 1x8 wood planks (about 1/4" between each). I have 1/4" Hardie Board to put down in ...
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How can I turn a side by side drop-down 2 bulb light fixture into a single hanging light fixture? [closed]

I’m trying to renovate my bathroom and would love to increase the lighting in my poorly lit bathroom by changing the light fixture that is outdated. First pic is the fixture I have now second picture ...
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How to tile under a cabinet?

I removed an old bathroom vanity and saw they didn’t tile under it. I have a new bathroom vanity that has legs and isn’t tight to the floor. What should I do? I found the same tile, should I break out ...
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Replacing shower surround

My hallway bath tub has these really thin glue-on walls that seem in OK condition, except for being cheap looking and needing to be reattached/caulked in certain places. Can I remove these panels and ...
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Toilet gushed water!

Last week, my toilet gushed water out between where the bottom of the bowl connects with the toilet drain pipe, while I was flushing it. It was so bad I had to turn off the supply valve before it ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of fitting for this toilet water shut off valve is?

I've never seen anything like it. It's for my mom's house built in 1957. I want to know how to replace it in case we run into a leak or need to replace the toilet without shutting the water off at the ...
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Do I need a special switch for a bathroom fan?

I am looking at replacing my two light switches in the bathroom. One is hooked up to a light and the other is for the bathroom ceiling fan. I am guessing both of the switches are "Single-Pole ...
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shower door seal strip ID [closed]

I have a frameless shower door that has a gap strip coming off. It's a clear strip which probably came with an adhesive backing. The strip is 1/4 wide by 1/8. Can anyone help me identify this part so ...
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Water keep running [closed]

I have system exactly the same, water doesn't stop running, can someone help me to know what to do? Is possible to fix without removing toilet or we have to remove it and change the all flashing? ...
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Two bathrooms fans on same switch. One runs continuously

I have two bathrooms fans in the same bathroom to help with mold problems. They are wires to the same switch. One runs continuously even when the switch is off. Why?
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Hot water tank no longer getting hot after bathroom refit

I wanted a little advice. I’ve just had my bathroom redone; and the fitter/plumber has now left saying “nothing he can do” seek help elsewhere. The problem: No hot water in any tap; but radiators are ...
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Considering bidding for this as our first home [closed]

Really like the study space but also need to eventually add a 2nd bathroom. Where would you add? Missus wants to turn 1/4 or half of the garage into study, and turn study to bathroom and leave 1 car ...
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How to determine the source of a water leak?

I live in an condominium unit and I just newly renovated my bathroom, specifically removing bathtub replacing it with shower. I hired a non-professional and after 2 days there is some water coming ...
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Can I add grout to my bathroom floor to raise the level of the grout? [duplicate]

THis is my bathroom floor. The grout is so much lower than the tiles.It was sealed after the floor was installed. Dirt, dust, and everything else gets stuck along the tile when I sweep or clean. ...
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What kind of faucet is this and how can I remove it?

I've got an old bathroom faucet without identifiable markings. Additionally, I can't figure out how to remove the handles - the cold water handle is rusted and likely needs a new cartridge. I suspect ...
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How can I remove my bathroom sink stopper?

I bought a house where the drain plug doesn't work properly in my bathroom. I want to replace it with a plug that can be removed so that I can put a SinkShroom (just like TubShroom, but smaller) to ...
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My bathroom’s baseboard heater will not shut off

I live in an older townhouse that has been updated but the heating system is still wall units in each room controlled by a wall thermostat. However in the bathroom it’s a baseboard heater that is ...
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Bathroom fan replacement, non-standard plug [closed]

A couple of nights ago, I noticed that my bathroom exhaust had stopped working. It still makes a humming sound but it doesn't spin, so I assumed it's probably the motor. I removed the motor/fan and ...
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Prevent shower door from sliding open?

We recently had our bathroom remodeled. The contractor that did the work is well regarded around town and did a wonderful job. My wife and I purchased all of the materials. For the shower we decided ...
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Can I repair or replace shower door?

Our shower door was damaged and cannot close properly. Can I repair or replace just the door? It looks like the door is secured by three screws.
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Is it a bad idea to install a bathroom vent in a drop ceiling without external exhaust?

I'm under contract for a condo in a large building with drop ceilings in the bathroom and no vent fan. I am told that some units have external ventilation capabilities and some don't but I don't know ...
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Suggestions for new sliding glass tub/shower door

I'm working on a bathroom remodel, and looking to replace the old nasty sliding glass door with a new glass door. Problem is the tile only goes half way up the wall (about 32"), so there'd be a 1/...
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Removing Ring Towel holder

How can I remove this ring towel holder? The Screw inside looks warped and stripped, there is absolutely nothing to grab onto. Help is appreciated, thank you!
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How can I temporarily install tile where radiators were removed in my bathroom?

I recently bought a very old house and took out the radiators when I installed mini-splits. That means I've got this ugly spot in this small bathroom. I will do a full reno some day, but for now I ...
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How can I prepare concrete walls with tile mortar for new tile?

I plan on removing the tub and change the window in in my bathroom. The tiles started falling off this 23 year old house, so I removed the remaining ones. I tried to remove the mortar, but it is on ...
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Pulled Toilet . Water Damage Assessment Request

I bought a 30 year old house and noticed that the toilet was rocking. Mounting screws pulled right out (see pic). I pulled the toilet. The flange was completely rusted through and the wax was ...
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How can I remove a Steeple 4 inch axial fan cover?

I am trying to get the cover off a Steeple fan that was already installed in my house. Anyone know how please?
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Help re-caulking the shower with angled gap at the bottom

After seeing some new water damage on the ceiling below my bath, a plumber told me to try regrouting my shower (there were gaps and cracks in the old grout). How should I approach this area at the ...
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Brand new bathroom fan appears to be spinning the wrong way

I'm finishing a new basement bathroom and just tried the exhaust fan, and it appears to be blowing the wrong way. I can feel air blowing downwards, and the horizontal backdraft fins on the outside ...
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Do I need to remove/replace hot mop liner on shower floor?

After the demolition of our shower, I noticed our shower floor was water proofed with a hot mop method. This is all new to me (never even heard of hot mopping), so I was wondering if we need to ...
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Acrylic tub set in mortar not level

I hired someone to help me install an acrylic alcove bathtub that's base is to be set in mortar and thought I was getting a professional so I trusted that he checked level and didn't check it myself. ...
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How can I connect a dimmer and outlet in the same box?

I am really confused on how to connect this new dimmer to my bathroom GFCI outlet. This one has screws. Old dimmer stopped working and had wires. New dimmer and outlet: Outlet wiring: Both lights ...
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How to install sink drain pipe correctly

I'm trying to connect this drain assembly on my bathroom sink. But when I connect to the sink it drips. I tighten the top nut(arrow) with a channel lock, but it still drips. Steps I took: I put ...
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Can I leave cables around door framing?

I wanted install a new door to the bathroom in a first floor (115-year-old) apartment and when I opened up the wall, I discovered a couple of cables that were in the way. Coincidentally, the location ...
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Is it ok that my wall air vent does not seal to duct?

I went to my attic today and saw that all of the bathroom exhaust fan duct pipes are put loosely to the hole on the inside of the vent. Does this look right? I’m afraid this would blow air to the ...
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How to properly clean a bathroom fan?

I recently pulled off the grille and cleaned a filthy bathroom fan. I noticed the fan's pull is not nearly good as it once was. I didn't really have an approach - I didn't remove the fan, for instance,...
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Would prefab doors work for my angled shower space?

I've just moved into a new apartment with a trapezoidal shower space. I don't think curtains would work well here for two reasons. First, the lip at the edge of the shower isn't very tall, and second,...
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Permits for existing bathroom in 1950's house

Our house was built in 1956 by my Fiancé's grandfather. We recently ran into a problem with the town with the basement bathroom. His grandfather put the bathroom down there in the 1950's but it is not ...
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Why are there 4 cables coming into 2 switches, and then a jumper installed?

I am trying to install toggle style light switches instead of the rocker style that is here. It's for my bathroom, one light and the fan. The fan doesn't work right now and there are too many ...

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