Questions tagged [bathroom]

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Replacing tub caulk

I have a question about replacing caulk. People always state that when you replace caulk, that you should remove all of it. My tub has caulking in red found in the image above. Do I really have to ...
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Is it possible to correct [flip] this P-Trap?

So I've realized this bathroom sink p-trap was installed incorrectly, but based on the geometry, I cannot flip it to the way it's supposed to flow... I even hacksawed the vertical pipe [grey] ...
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Is tightening this nut impossible?

There is water dripping out of the part of the t-valve adapter connected to the toilet tank. The angle required to tighten the bolt with a tool makes it (seemingly) impossible. Wrench? Not enough ...
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Wiring a fan/light/Bluetooth fixture

I am wiring a fan with a white/black/green wires. The cable going to the switch box to fan has an extra red wire that was twisted with the black. I capped the red and connected the matched colors to ...
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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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Shower pebble tile grout cracking

Picture of cracking grout around pebbles. When we step on it while taking a shower it makes a squishing sound like water being pushed out. What's the best solution? can I remove the cracked grout and ...
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Costco CST80SL fan wiring

I want to replace my old bathroom fan with a CST80SL BROAN bathroom fan. Originally, there are two switches in my bathroom, one for bathroom fan and the other for bathroom light. My question is can ...
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Plumbing toilet fill tube runs into copper pipe picture attached

Any idea about whats going on here with the copper pipe?
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How to identify the rough in drain pipes

[I am planning to finish my basement. When I bought the house they said it is roughed in for a full bathroom, but I'm unable to figure out what the drain pipes are. My guess is the right one is for ...
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Should I install self-leveling material over or under backer board?

Redoing a master bath. Right now it has OSB Subfloor down. The floor varies in how level it is some parts are 1/4" to 3/4" off. I was planning on putting down 1/4" HardieBacker board ...
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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

I've never worked with countertops before. I want to provide a permanent fix to this problem. Any suggestions?
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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

The top hinge of our shower door is pulling away from the wall, which causes the door to sag and leave a little gap when it's open. I tried pushing the hinge back into place and tightening the screws, ...
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Should the corner joints on a tiled shower bench be caulked?

My shower/tub area was completely tiled, including a bench area in the back. The house-flipper did not seal the grout in any way. I’ve heard you typically caulk where the tub and tile grout meet, but ...
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Large hole behind tile in wall

We have a 50s bathroom and everything was cemented to the wall and we removed it all. This is where the toilet paper holder was at. As shown, there is a large hole behind where the tiles would go. How ...
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Replacing Moen 1225 cartridge - entire stem and top of cartridge came out - bottom did not

I'm the homeowner/landlord - I've changed the 1225 cartridges before with no problem....until tonight. It has the Chateau style handle. Needed a little CLR to loosen screw but it came out. Cartridge ...
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Recommendation for wiring path for bathroom bidet outlet

first time doing a more difficult outlet install (not just across a wall). Looking to install an outlet for a bidet in my 1st floor bathroom. I need to run a wire from the outlet above the sink to ...
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What should I use to repair plaster in a bathroom?

Our house was built in 1941, so all original walls are plaster (I'm assuming lath and plaster?). This is true for the bathroom in question. The walls in this bathroom are plaster, and are painted with ...
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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

The vent fans in our bathrooms make loud clapping noises when it's windy. I can open/close the doors to the bathroom quickly and hear the flap clapping because of the pressure change. Is this ...
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Is it cheaper to run electric or mixer shower?

we will fully renovate our bathroom. We currently have an electric shower. We installed gas central heating a couple of years ago and we left a hot and cold water feed from the combi boiler in the ...
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Water stains in bathroom are black - water is clean

Why are there black stains on my bathroom sink and when I rinse cups and turn over to air dry on paper towel a black ring mark is left and also the cup is dry but has black marks on the inside of the ...
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how to wire a basement bathroom with 12/3 [closed]

I'm putting in a basement bathroom with a macerator toilet, 3 lights, an exhaust fan, 2 switches and 4 outlets. I ran a new 12/3 cable from the distribution box across the basement ceiling ( no ...
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Metal transition strip between bathtub/shower and wall

I was trying to sand down my bathroom walls before painting. I have a fiberglass bathtub/shower that transitions to the wall with a piece of thin aluminum in between. There was an L-shaped piece of ...
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Smelly water from bathroom faucet

We are on well water and we have an iron filter and water softner both newer (2 years old) and we have smelly water but only the cold faucet and only for a few seconds when the cold water faucet is ...
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Why does cold water flow to just one of my bath faucets when the water heater valve is closed?

I currently have a plumbing leak which has caused me to close the gate valve above my water heater unless we need hot water. By doing this, we are still able to use the sinks, toilets, etc. One of ...
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How to fix moldy grout

My tenant just moved out and I discovered the washroom grout is extremely moldy. It ate away the grout. May I may get suggestions on how to possibly fix this?
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Best way to replace cracking grout/caulk around acrylic bathtub?

I have an acrylic bathtub that meets up against marble tile. I thought this was hard grout at first because it has a gritty finish, but poking at it with a knife reveals it to be somewhat flexible. ...
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How to repair this hole in our bath?

We bought our house about 6 months ago, and there was already a reasonable hole in the enamel (?) of the bathtub. It looks like this: [Edge to edge, the whole thing is about 3cm] I'm afraid I don't ...
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Strange connection between hot/cold inlet shanks of faucet directly under the sink [duplicate]

I was expecting a 'normal' faucet but when I got under the sink to remove it, I found that there is some type of connecting 'tube' between the hot and cold side directly under the sink. There are no (...
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Should I install an inline water heater for my bathroom?

It takes 3-4 minutes of the shower running before the hot water reaches my upstairs bathroom. I'd like to not have to waste all that water and time. My initial though was to install an inline water ...
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How do I clean and maintain my natural stone shower?

I recently bought a home that has a ton of natural stone tile in the master bathroom. One of the first things I did was clean and seal all of it using Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer. This ...
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How do I remove the connected **plunger** of a bathtub linkage assembly that won't fit through the opening?

I have a trip lever mechanism on my old tub and want to replace it because the water stop lever is faulty and the tub drains and leaks slowly. I removed the cover plate from the overflow opening and ...
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How can I tell if this window is made of tempered glass?

I installed a sliding window in my home in Minneapolis and the inspector failed it saying it's not tempered glass. How can I tell if it’s tempered based on the stamp? Here’s the code info from the ...
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New water supply lines continue to leak at toilet tank connection

I have tried two new water supply hoses on my toilet tank. Each time they have leaked at the tank. I was very careful to, at first hand tighten and then, gently, with a channel lock pliers, turn them ...
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Trying to replace bathroom vent, but housing is stapled to the rafter

I have a Broan 688 vent in my bathroom. It's incredibly loud, and it doesn't have a light. I bought a Revent replacement from home depot, which is designed to fit the exact cutout as the Broan. ...
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Toilet doesn't completely flush unless obstructed

I'm in North America. I'm having issues with my toilet, and this may be a basic question and I'm not originally from here so not used to how the toilets work here! When I flush the toilet, it doesn't ...
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How to prep this concrete shower floor for a replacement acrylic base?

Ripped out a shower surround, replacing with new wall panels and shower pan. The prior pan was set in some cement or thinset, and that's left a very uneven surface. How do I prep it for the ...
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Can I vent basement bathroom plumbing through an existing 2" vent?

Can I tie a basement bathroom with 3 fixtures into a 2" existing vent? The vent currently supplies basement sink and washing machine with the upstairs sink and dishwasher. The upstairs also uses ...
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Can I reuse my concrete shower pan?

House was built in 2004. I'm remodeling a small bathroom with a shower in it. The shower did not leak, it was just dated. I removed all the original cement board and tile. The shower pan is concrete ...
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Why does my bath faucet drip for a few minutes after it's shut off?

I have a traditional two handled (one hot and one cold and they are separate) bath faucet. I recently had it reseated and the washers replaced, however, what I noticed was that immediately after shut ...
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Wiring bathroom light and fan 3 black wires

I was replacing an old Leviton 15 Amp Single Pole Dual Switch and noticed all wires were black. This was for a bathroom that one switch would power the light and the bottom switch would just power the ...
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How do I remove a Chatsworth 1928 Traditional 3TH Crosshead bathroom faucet?

I have leaky faucet and would like to remove the faucet handle so I can gain access to the cartridge so I can replace it. Here is the faucet: I am unable to use a razor blade to get under the button ...
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Can I use Type S mortar for shower mud bed?

I am really confused. I've read numerous posts that say that using Type-S mortar for shower bed is a no-no. I called Sakrete, and they confirmed that it's not for shower bases and more for laying ...
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Fill the gap between shower wall and splash guard

I’m trying to install a bathtub splash guard along the lines of this answer. However, my bathtub is one of those pre-molded drop-in units where the shower wall corners are rounded. Also, things are ...
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Adding a shutoff valve in a live pipe

I'm doing a bathroom reno in an old house - all copper pipe, and no shutoffs. There is a single shutoff between the well pump and the pressure tank, and another shutoff between the cold water input ...
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Can you put Hardy backer board on top of Mapie self leveler plus?

I have already applied self leveler in my bathroom over brand new plywood subfloor. I have got Mixed opinions if I can use Hardy backer board on top of the self leveler.
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Does a portable fan work for drying the bathroom?

If a bathroom has no windows and doesn't get completely dry after a shower (neither do the towels, and the ceiling starts to grow black spots of mold), can a regular fan dry everything after the ...
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bolt and nut to remove toilet seat underneath

I have to replace toilet seat in small space and not familiar with this tightening screw. I tried using pliers to pull it down but obviously need to remove the nut first. Any advice what tool to use ...
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Fiberglass cloth and resin for shower pan

What are the drawbacks in using fiberglass cloth and resin for shower base with Red guard as opposed to rubber membrane?
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Best Layout for Bathroom [closed]

Im just wondering what the best layout would be for a shared apartment bathroom with 5 people in terms of allowing the most people to use the bathroom at the same time taking into account the people ...
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan venting

I need to install a exhaust fan for a bathroom in Dallas Texas on the first floor. The home is two story home. There are two optionsto exhaust the air out. One is exhaust the air out on the side of ...

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