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Major house remodel, do the numbers look okay? [closed]

I'm in the Bay Area, first time home buyer, and just purchased a fixer. The plan is to fix it up, live in it while renting out a couple rooms to buddies, and probably sell it around the 5-10 year mark....
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Help! Random questions for first time home buyer/owner [closed]

First time home buyer here. I bought an older Victorian converted 2 family house a couple of months ago and have a couple of questions. I also have photos, but wasn’t able to post them. 1- There’s ...
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Y'all, how to I fix this recessed medicine cabinet framing?! 😭

Good people of Home Improvement StackExchange, what is behind my walls looks nothing like the lovely Home Depot DIY video of installing a recessed medicine cabinet!😭 Why is there so much extra wood ...
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Is it dangerous to have no cover on a fluorescent tube (bathroom light)?

I have a bathroom light above my sink with two fluorescent tubes. The acrylic cover that slots into the fixture is "drooping", leaving a small gap from which the light escapes. I've had this ...
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P trap leaking at connection to wall pipe

So my sink in my bathroom as been leaking for a bit. I finally was able to borrow a pipe wrench from somebody and tried to tighten it. Still leaking. I took off the J portion and noticed it looks a ...
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High Humidity in one of the two bathrooms

We live in Portland, OR (read moist winters but fairly dry summers). It is peak summer right now, amid a heat wave with 100F high. We have Indoor Humidity ~48-50%. Outdoor humidity ~30% We have two ...
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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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Bathroom floor repair estimate: is it a fair, going rate? Or am I getting set up to be overcharged? [closed]

Bathroom in a manufactured home (located in more expensive area of western PNW) - subfloor under the toilet area needs replaced (soft and sagging due to previous water leaks). We want to change from ...
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Can anyone identify the brand of this bathroom faucet? Looking to replace worn handles

Bathroom faucet in Menlo Park, Ca. We're looking to replace the handles due to the yellow coloring/ wear on them but couldn't find any markings of identifying symbols for the brand, any help is ...
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What is causing a smell from under my bathroom sink?

(I'll preface this by saying I'm not an experienced DIYer, especially with plumbing, but this seemed to be the best place to post this question. Hoping someone can help!) I've had a sporadic smell, ...
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How should I mitigate mold found in bathroom renovation?

We moved into our new house and have begun to renovate the bathroom. The bath that was there had been leaking, as well as the toilet. As expected - when we removed the plasterboard there was black ...
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How to prevent shower water from leaking from the side of glass shower door

Shower water often leaks from the side gap of my glass shower door (see attached). I already replaced the old undersweep with new one that seals it better from the bottom, but it seems shower splash ...
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Cold water in bathroom sink

The cold water from sink faucet in our bathroom smells like sewage. It is not coming from the drain. It is only that one faucet that is affected. No problem with the tub or toilet, or in the kitchen. ...
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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 can I deal with a low spot in a fiberglass shower pan?

The slope of the shower base is not quite right. Water will drain correctly at the front of the shower, but the water at the back does not flow towards the front. Likely because the floor is not ...
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How big of a walk-in shower is too big? [closed]

We are in the early stages of renovating our master bathroom. The floor space is 10'x 12'. It used to be two small bathrooms, one was a half bath accessible from outside. Part of the reason we wanted ...
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Orange marks on ceiling underneath bathroom

Orange marks on ceiling underneath bathroom . Can anyone confirm if it’s a mould or is it a leakage from the bathroom. Suggest the best approach to proceed. Much worries.
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How to best prep the transition from cement board to door frame in a bathroom?

I'm actively renovating the bathroom in my 1950's home and need to learn how to prep the transition between the cement board of our tub/shower surround and the door frame directly next to the tub. If ...
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Advice on Fixing Swinging Glass Shower Door?

My girlfriend and I came home last night to find our glass shower door off its hinges. The door didn’t break, thankfully, but it did slip out. I recently moved into the house so not really sure what ...
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Removed the set screw, but the handle fixture will not lift off. I have tried prying it, but with no luck

The fixture is a Delta 2 handle bathroom fixture installed in 2004. I've watched the tutorials and they indicate the handle should lift right off. Not happening! Suggestions?
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Drywall to bathroom floor ditra gap

I have about 1 1/2" gap between the drywall and Ditra because two pieces 4'x8' drywall board leaves quite a bit of a gap in the bottom. I didn't think it makes sense to cut a thin strip of ...
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What would be done in a bathtub replacement?

I am replacing a bathtub in an existing remodel. Here is an existing picture of the bathtub. From drywall to drywall, the measurement is 59". The tub itself is 30" deep. With the trim ...
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Replacing Faucet- 1950s shelf sink

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove this faucet head. The handles were not an issue but I’m not sure what to do with this. There is no visible screw or mechanism to pop is off so I ...
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Retile Shower Floor Only?

I want to replace my mosaic tile shower floor. The shower pan is hot mopped. The wall tiles are set on a 3/4 inch mortar bed. I imagine replacing the floor tile means replacing the hot mop, which ...
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Can I replace a GFCI outlet in a bathroom with an outlet having USB ports?

I’m wanting to replace the GFCI outlet in my master bathroom to one with USB plugs due to my wife’s new electric toothbrushes requiring USB to charge. Is it possible to do? Or should I just buy a ...
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How do I unclog a bathtub with a broken trip lever?

I have a trip lever bathtub drain that won’t drain. The problem seems to be the trip lever assembly. I detached the assembly. Most videos or instructions online show a “plunger” end to the assembly, ...
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Bathroom Door Handle/Latch is Broken

The handle was not working properly and wouldn't activate the latch. Handle seemed to be acting as though it was locked when it wasn't. I took the plate off the latch and found that a piece of it was ...
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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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Trying to figure out a Light switch going to a a bathroom exhaust/light, wired a new switch the same way as old on but now it turns on or off both?

I am switching out an old light switch because one of the switches broke off. I replaced it with a new one and wired it up the exact same way but instead of being able to turn off the bathroom exhaust ...
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My toilets are filling with HOT HOT Water and we have no water pressure

Please help. We just rented this house and now realize why the walk through was so quick. Most important concern is that the toilets are filling with hot water!! ( In addition matter bath runs ...
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What is this metal loop keeping me from removing screw from drywall?

I took a mirror off the bathroom wall that had been held up by the bracket pictured below. Most of the brackets were easy to remove from the wall, but for 2 of the 6 brackets the screw is just ...
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how can I install a 60" bathroom vanity if my space between the two walls is 59.5"? [duplicate]

My vanity was custom made about 30 years ago and the space wall to wall is about 59.5 inches. Is there any way to install a standard 60" cabinet. I do plan on custom ordering the vanity top ...
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3” PVC for toilet too high in joist cavity causing elbow to be above finished floor

Im moving the toilet across the room. This caused an issue that after achieving proper fall (which I don’t even have. I only have 1/4” per 18”) the elbow below the toilet flange is too high. The ...
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how to replace leaking tub/shower faucet stem

I have 20+ old tub/shower faucet. Can't recognize brand. Please advise how to remove leaking valve so I can replace it. I tried to Google but didn't find anything similar with what I have.
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How can I repair damage to a bathroom laminate countertop?

This 3 inch stain has been here before we moved in. It appears the that something has worn away the laminate off and is exposing the particle board. There is no dent or depression, but I can feel the ...
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How can I unscrew valve cartridge from valve body?

I am trying to replace this cartridge and I cannot get the old one unscrewed. I've tried assorted tricks from YouTube videos with no luck. I soaked in vinegar overnight to remove corrosion, I also ...
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Will this resolve 'bubbling' noise coming from bathroom sink with A/C condensation drain line?

I've moved into a new home and have a lot of little chores to handle up on. One of them is a 'bubbling' or 'popping' noise coming from an upstairs bathroom sink that occurs periodically when one of ...
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Slow Draining Bathroom Sink, help

My sink drains very slowly. It will fill up while washing your hands and take about a minute to clear. The tub/shower in the same bathroom drains fine. I removed the trap and did not find any blockage....
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Mounting a bathroom mirror cabinet with only one stud near top-center

I'm trying to mount a mirror cabinet over my sink. It weighs about 40lbs with the mirror doors attached and has a cross bar at the top for mounting: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/enhet-mirror-cb-with-2-...
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Fixing shower tile to repair possible water damage

My bathroom is around 15 years old and my shower tiles are starting to show some water damage. I am a bit worried that this is leaking and may cause some water damage elsewhere. The grout doesn't ...
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shower question - what is this substance in the walls?

my co-op hired their people to put in a new ceiling and two feet of wall all the way around, in my bathroom (my neighbor had an overflow AGAIN). These people should be out of business. They did not ...
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Bathroom remodel - pulling subfloor

I need to pull the subfloor in an upstairs bathroom to re-arrange the drain location. I imagine the plumber is going to cut a section out (rather than the full sheet). The thing that has me worried ...
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Open Door shower with glass panels causes water to puddle and then leak out the opening

We recently had our tub and shower replaced with two shower heads. Entrance is in the middle with shower heads on each end. There is not a door, only two glass panes on each side. One of the sides ...
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Removing silicone from shower but it’s filling a gap!

I was hoping to remove the mouldy silicone from the edge of my shower tray, but once I started to remove it have discovered that it’s actually filling a very large gap between the tray and the tiled ...
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How do I seal the sink basin opening?

I purchased a new bathroom sink and faucet and set everything up according to instructions. The faucet instructions told me to use silicone for the drain lip (the border thing around the stopper in ...
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Should I use a 45 degree or two 90s to connect sink to p-trap?

I have a vanity cabinet with a bathroom sink. Diagram is a side view with the wall in thick black. There's a sliding drawer at the bottom. The sink drain (1 in diagram) is above the drawer (when it's ...
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Shower safety stop stuck / broken

I have an IKEA metallic shower controller. Very similar to their other thermostatic bath/shower mixers, there is a safety "pin" that used to work perfectly fine. Recently, after having ...
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Could I use this Sanitary tee with left and right inlet?

My toilet, sink, and tub are all tied in to a cast iron Wye, and my sink is not vented so I want to re arrange the plumbing. Would this setup be up to code using a left and right side inlets facing ...
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Handheld shower head leaking water when another bathroom's water turns on

I have a shower combo (handheld shower with overhead shower) in one of my bathroom. Whenever hot water is turned on from any other room on the same floor, handheld shower head starts dripping water ...
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Wall behind bathroom sink

Looking for help identifying this material and how to remove it. I replaced my bathroom vanity but created a bigger job in the meantime. The vanities were different sizes so I created a gap in the ...

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