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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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Changing bulb in bathroom light fitting

I've tried looking for guides, but I haven't seen any other lights like mine It seems like there is a cover over the bulb but I haven't been able to remove it and even if I could I don't think the ...
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Why is my shower drain blocked for several minutes before draining?

Every day when I have a shower, the drain starts out plugged. The water from my shower will slowly fill the tub. After about a minute or 2 the drain will unblock itself and the water will all drain ...
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Need to unstick stuck shower divider valve

The shower divider value (which chooses between letting water flow into the tub or up into the shower) is stuck. I can't spin it with the installed plastic handle. Here's some pictures: With the ...
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Chemical smell in cold water supply after bathroom remodel

Last year, we had our bathroom redone after a toilet-related leak. The leak was in March and the work was finished in May. The house is from 1890 or so, and the contractors (chosen by our insurance) ...
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Will my vent siphon the bathtub P-trap?

We're modifying our bathroom by moving a shower and bathtub around, but we're having trouble working around the limitations of the space. For some background, we're in Florida and are governed by the ...
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Plumbing Basement Bathroom review

I'm plumbing a basement bathroom. Here's the basic layout: sink, toilet, shower. Will the pictured setup pass code? All vents are 1.5in. and will be taken to the wall. The 60° elbow on the shower will ...
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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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How can I tighten my shower head so it doesn't askew and move to the side

I'm struggling to fix a shower head holder that seems to have loosened so that its askew when placed on top. No difference in position from pressure of turning it on. Any advice on how to deal with ...
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Should I be concerned about moisture around sprinkler head and vent grates in my bathroom?

I recently moved into a mid-rise condo with a bathroom situated in the interior of the building (no windows). The bathroom has relatively poor ventilation--there's no exhaust fan and it has just a ...
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How can I waterproof a tile soaking tub?

I'm in California. I want to build a tile soaking tub in an upcoming bathroom remodel but I'm unsure how I should waterproof it. I recently was at a spa where they had deep and narrow soaking tubs ...
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Concrete ceiling in bathroom, already painted once and flaking

We removed the popcorn from the concrete ceiling in our bathroom and it got primed and painted. Paint flaked from the get go (not just in that room) but got really really bad over time. Peeling ...
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Subfloor revamp in 1950’s apt bathroom

Laying tile and hoping to understand optimal sub-floor solution in a 1950’s apartment bathroom. I removed the following top floor layers: sheet linoleum, linoleum tile, 3/8 plywood. What is ...
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How do I fix a chrome bathroom faucet compromised by toilet bowl cleaner

I used toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush and it started to turn like this. is there something I can use to fix it. I don't know what to do, I need help, I think this is a chrome faucet I don't ...
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Plumbing through wall that rests on joist

My new construction home had the option of adding a 3rd floor bathroom that I declined at the time, but now would like to pursue. Luckily, the builder already ran plumbing and electrical in the area ...
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New circuit and towel warmers for two bathrooms

I am planning to add a new dedicated circuit (15A) for two hard wired towel warmers in two bathrooms, each towel warmer is 150w. See image for my thoughts. For the first bathroom: run the new circuit ...
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How to fix broken/loose clips in the holding bracket of Conair 134 wall-mounted hair dryer

I have a Conair 134 wall-mounted hair dryer, which is working perfectly but has two broken clips in the holding bracket so now the dryer is very loose when put back in the bracket. Is there a way to ...
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How do I connect my new bathroom exhaust fan to the old duct that isn't lined up for the new fan?

The old fan died, and I'm trying to install a replacement. The old one was 80CFM, and, despite it working 24x7, the groundfloor bathroom was always a little damp. The new one is a fancy Panasonic, ...
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Can someone help me identify this fixture?

I am trying to find out what fixtures to purchase for this valve ? I found some numbers on these, but even googling them the entire day did not result in anything fruitful. Hoping if someone knows ...
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Difficulty taking off tap body to attempt to change washer

Hi all to cut a long story short, had a dripping cold water tap, took the head off and am left with what you can see in the image, I have used some serious strength but am unable to turn the mechanism ...
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How to repair cut joist around pipe *after* framing and drywall

I'm finishing my attic and have just realized that my rough carpenter screwed up by not addressing a cut joist. In photo 1, you can see that the joists have been sistered with LVLs, but there is a gap ...
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Could the diverter valve be causing water to get cold quickly?

I recently finished a bathroom renovation. Went to take my first shower in the new surround and hot water only lasted about 15 mins. For the remainder the water was lukewarm. The new shower has a ...
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how do i plumb this rough-in?

The future bathroom in my basement has been roughed-in by the builder. Spot where the tub / shower goes was covered over by a square plastic tub (a "dap-out", if the spelling I see online is correct). ...
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How do wire a dimmer in a 3 gang box with one incoming line.

How do I make my dimmer work? Right now it does not work :( Any help. Diagram attached of current setup. I would appreciate any help. I am presuming it is because I am not completing the circuit for ...
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Gap between basin waste and p Trap

First time poster – thanks for all replies. I have just replaced a sink in my bathroom, but am finding it extremely frustrating replacing the P Trap under the sink for the following reason. The ...
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Vintage Bathroom Tile Patch

I need to patch these missing vintage tiles as well as remove the tile to the right and the left of each. Substrate is very hard and tile chips easily. What tools and processes are needed to do this? ...
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How to remove chipboard under wall

I have a rotten chipboard in my bathroom and have started removing it, but there is a part under the wall I can't reach. How do I go about removing it?
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Musty/wet soil/slight sour/chemical? smell on first floor in bathrooms and some areas where floor meets the ground

The smell is really hard to describe as you can see from my title. It's not on the whole floor and it comes and goes - sometimes really strong and sometimes none at all. There's no obvious pattern as ...
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Formica Laminate for Shower Surround

Has anyone used a laminate sheet (Formica) applied to CDX (low-grade plywood) as a shower surround? In theory I think it would work if it has no joints and is well-sealed at the corners and along ...
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Can I regrout a tile wall damaged by foundation work?

I had some foundation work done, which cracked bathroom shower tile on the wall. Was going to clean out broken grout, and regrout but noticed what looks to be drywall separated behind the tile. Haven’...
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Can I eliminate a shower drain by connecting to another stack?

I am remodeling my basement bath that the previous homeowner installed (concrete subfloor). Their shower pan was placed on top of a small, raised platform (~4" tall) which I always thought was ...
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Bathroom fan drips. How can I stop it?

I have been fighting this bathroom fan for years. I rent but do a decent amount of upkeep and improvements as needed. I replaced the fan about a year ago. It’s a cheap nutone 80cfm fan. The bathroom ...
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Can top plate of partition wall be removed where it joins load bearing wall?

Is it okay to remove a partition wall that has its top plate going under the I beam of a load bearing wall? Would I just cut the top plate flush with the studs of the load bearing wall? The red arrows ...
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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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Can I keep the baffle filter outside of septic tank

My builder has made a mistake , he didn't install Baffle filter either for septic tank inlet or outlet and he didn't make any provision for soak pit or cess pit Builder has kept both inlet pipes and ...
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Mor-flo gas hot water heater pilot light goes out when running

I have an old More-Flo gas water heater. I replaced the thin copper line that goes bad. The control valve has 4 lines coming from the bottom of it: the main gas line, the pilot line, the thermocouple ...
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How to fix a small gap in wedi corner?

First time posting here. I’m working on my first bathroom remodel. Unfortunately, I did not notice a small gap forming on the right side. I thought it was going to just be a small constant gap. I’m ...
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Removing plastic aerator

I want to remove an old plastic aerator from my bathroom tap. I have tried with some universal aerator keys but my aerator doesn’t have any grooves to fit those keys. I’ve also tried to unscrew it (...
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How do I remove this old plastic bathroom fan motor?

I just bought a condo and wanted to clean or replace the motor, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the motor down from the ceiling. I removed the 3 screws holding the motor and ...
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My spare bathroom has several areas where paint is peeling off How can I fix this to repaint the area?

I’ve sanded the spots to remove any flaking paint and smooth the surface. I then spackled one of the spots and noticed there was air bubbles like under the paint and spackle. I tried to just paint ...
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New vanity sink drain and plumbing misaligned

I recently installed a new vanity top but now am having issues installing the P-trap back due to the sink drain being in a different position. It seems the PVC coming out of the wall is glued so I can'...
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How do you repair a hole in a concrete floor in a second story bathroom?

The plumber chiseled a hole in a concrete floor in a second story bathroom floor to install a toilet. How do you replace the concrete he removed so the toilet has a solid support and stops rocking?
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cold water odor from bathroom sink faucet

Our home is 3 years old and we have city water. We have dual sinks in our bathroom. When the cold water is turned on in only the left sink, an odor starts about 4 seconds later and then goes away. No ...
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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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Bathroom Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a bathroom faucet that looks separate on top but is all connected underneath (all 3 pieces). I have gotten the hot and cold handles off and the unit would drop out the bottom if ...
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How to fix raised/angled toilet flange

My toilet had grout running all the way around it that was crumbling and gross so I took off the toilet and removed the grout but it turns out the grout was there because the toilet flange is about an ...
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Removing or sealing dryer hose in wall

We recently purchased a ventless compact washer/dryer set for our bathroom. We no longer need the previous dryer hose and would love to seal it off or remove it. I figured that we'd seal it in case ...
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Bathroom behind meter box

We're thinking to have a bathroom fitted in our garage and understand that we'll need approval for it. However, our electricity meter box locates right behind the wall (on the external side). Does ...
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Proper Joist Installation to fix Subfloor Overhang

I am currently doing a full bathroom remodel on a house I just bought. The entire floor was rotted, so I had to remove it all the way down to the joists. I am planning on sistering two of the joists ...
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How to fix this shower drain or swap out

New shower, tiler messed up the shower drain for this Schluter tile able drain. Contractor said he will fix but I want to make sure he doesn’t cut corners. Should we attempt again & if so can we ...
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