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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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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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Basement bathtub drain is roughed in close to the wall

I am the second owner of my home. The original owner had the contractors rough in a bathroom (no copper or anything) in the basement but it was never completed. I am in the process of finishing the ...
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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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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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Can anyone identify what brand this faucet is?

I wanted to replace this faucet and had a hard time figuring out what brand it is.does anyone know what company this is ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shower tile cracking horizontally in two corners

I was cleaning my shower today and noticed two new hairline tile cracks (they weren’t there when I cleaned last week). Both are in the third row up and both cracks span the corners. 6 tiles total are ...
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What are alternatives to a double sanitary tee for back to back toilets?

I'm remodeling two back to back bathrooms. None of the fixtures are staying in the same place so I'm essentially starting from scratch. After a lot of research I've put together a plan that looks ...
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Plywood over hardwood underlying a poured bathroom floor?

In this 1954 New Mexico home, in the bathroom there is plywood apparently laid over the hardwood floors. But it seems to be actually sunk below the 'grade' of the hardwood. Additionally, there is what ...
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connecting p-trap to female galvanized tee

This may be a simple problem, but I'm not so knowledgeable about this section of the drainage system specifics. So, I have a bathroom sink with PVC trap, and I replaced the popup assembly. The pipes ...
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How to attach claw feet to cast iron bath

Trying to attach the feet to our victorian bathtub is turning out to be more challenging than we initially thought. I have looked online, so far none of the baths seem to have the exact fitting we do, ...
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How to caulk wide gap around bath

I want to re-do the caulk around my bath, but the gap starts small and grows to about 4cm. It doesn't need to be a perfect finish -- just enough to stop the water until the bathroom is refurbished ...
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How repair damage from suction bath mat in tub

My roommate went to clean our bathtub, so they took off the suction shower mat to do so. When they did, it messed with the finish on the tub. Some of it is now perforated and peeling. How do I repair ...
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Bathroom removal?

We are selling our home and just received our municipal inspection results. They are asking us to remove our full bathroom in the basement because it "no longer" meets minimum height ...
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Sound of toilet water flushed from high floors

I live in an apartment building. Time to time, sound like flushed water going down in pipes come from our bathroom, likely when higher floor neighbors just finished using their toilet. Is there a way ...
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Lavatory bubbling

My house has 3 bathrooms: basement, main floor, second floor. After someone takes a shower/bath or flushes in the basement bathroom, the main floor lavatory starts to bubble. Should I call a ...
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Framing around gypsum block walls

I am doing my bathroom remodeling. I have to reframe my ceiling as old one is all crooked. The issue I am facing is part of my walls are gypsum blocks (not drywall) What would be the best anchors to ...
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Will a backflow preventer cause clogs in a basement drain?

I have a backflow preventer basically in between my main plumbing stack and the basement bathroom. There’s never been a bathroom down here until now; it’s just been roughed in for the last 30 years. ...
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How do I fix a chrome bathroom faucet comprimised 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 know ...
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Can I connect a bathroom sink drain to a bathtub drain?

I am looking to move the bathroom sink across the bathroom. The only possibility of draining it would be by tying it to the adjacent bathtub / shower combo floor drain. My question is whether this is ...
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Bathroom condensation

My bathroom is mouldy and retains condensation on walls, windows etc. The room is approx 8fx7ft x 8ft high. I’ve installed a new inline Manrose fan with timer to replace cheap old online fan, the ...
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How can I glue behind my tub surround without removing it?

Tub surround is from an old installation and has to be at least 14 years old. Which is as long as we have owned the house. While getting ready to re-caulk the tub we found that the tub surround is ...
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Waterproofing Shower with BathFitter Tub

I'm re-tiling my shower and due to some mold/water damage or just bad material we ended up almost stripping everything down to the studs. Of the 3 shower walls we had to put up new backerboard on two ...
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Mixing slate stacked stone panel ledger and porcelain tile on shower wall - selecting thinset, grout and sealer?

I'm redoing my shower from scratch and fell in love with the combination of this Slate Multicolor Porcelain Tile and Splitface Slate Panel Ledger: I have limited experience with tiling and have ...
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Fixing leaking Sloan Royal Flushometer

I've got a Sloan Royal Flushometer that is leaking after some flushes. The leak comes from both sides of the cover (see pictures). This happened once, years ago, and I fixed it by simply replacing the ...
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bathroom switches into a pir/motion sensor

I have a two switch box in my bathroom that controls a ceiling fan and light. I bought a TDHOS5, Dual Technology Humidity/PIR Motion sensor with the goal of replacing both switches. I can’t seem to ...
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Options to route bathroom exhaust fan

I am trying to install a bathroom exhaust fan but I am not seeing a real good way to get outside. The first picture below shows my ideal spot for the fan represented by the new work box. If I were to ...
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Bathroom fan wiring

I am trying to install a bathroom fan and am having some issues. The sketch below is how I curently have it wired. (blue in the sketch are the white wires) Previousy there was a single switch that ...
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Is this wet venting solution ok?

I am completely redoing my basement bathroom and am wondering if this way of venting the plumbing is ok. From what I've seen, wet venting is the most money and time efficient way to do it, so I would ...
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Bathroom Cabinet Hinge

I have been looking for a replacement hinge for my bathroom cabinet to no avail. I was hoping some smart people here would be able to suggest a hinge that will work for me based on the photos I ...
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How to design supply plumbing for 3-way valve

I'm putting in a three-way diverter valve that will supply a rain shower handheld shower or both, similar to this post: Building new shower, how can I control the flow of water to two different shower ...
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