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Why do my bath fan's heat and light not work even after replacing the unit and the switch?

The heat and light in our older Nutone Heat/light/vent suddenly stopped working (vent still works). We replaced it with the identical model, but the heat and light still didn't work. So we replaced ...
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Can someone help me identify these rough-in pipes in my basement?

I recently purchased this home and am interested in figuring out what these pipes are for, if not a rough-in. I have a 3" pipe coming from slab at exactly 13" from wall on center. Then three ...
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What height for towel bar blocking? [closed]

As an Architect, it appears the solution is to add 2x6 blocking in the wall adjacent to shower. Just curious at what height to add the blocking. Centered at 44" unless noted otherwise.
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A bathroom floor turned super-slippery after 8 years

I have an 8 year old bathroom floor. It used to be just fine. But for the last half year or so, it turned into a super-slippery floor. No matter how many times I clean it, with whatever cleaning agent....
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Is water in a bathroom vent pipe avoidable?

My bathroom's fan vents through the ceiling, with a unit like this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Broan-NuTone-3-in-to-4-in-Roof-Vent-Kit-for-Round-Duct-Steel-in-Black-RVK1A/100344509 We had some ...
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Seeking guidance on replacing old tub spout

P.S. New updates and follow-up questions in the bottom. Thank you guys! this is my first post here and if there is anything against our community rules, please let me know and I would update it. My ...
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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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What is the largest undermount sink I can get for a small cabinet?

I'm doing a renovation of my tiny washroom and don't have a lot of space. I have a small cabinet with drawers that is offset from the wall to the left. What is the largest undermount sink I can place ...
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Tub Faucet leak when hot water from another source is running

I have a tub/shower combo with a single faucet handle in my upstairs bathroom. The tub faucet leaks a weak stream of water ONLY when hot water is turned on anywhere else in the house.
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Bathroom venting 2 in 1

I have Installation where I will use two bath fans. One in the half bath and toilet and sink the other outside where the shower will be. I would like to combine the two into 1 the outside the house
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How can I coat a Jacuzzi tub to cover stains?

I have a badly stained bathtub that's in good shape. The previous owner put in a Jacuzzi tub in 2018 and I'm guessing immediately began dying her hair blue and purple leaving this great tub/shower ...
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High water pressure on middle setting on faucet

I’m in a newly renovated apartment with brand new faucets. The faucets in both bathrooms (different models) both have a super high pressure, so much so that it makes a mess when you turn them on from ...
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Out-Building Plumbing Rough-in layout

I purchased my current property before all of the buildings were completed. As such, I have a 60x80 outbuilding that has the plumbing roughed in for a bathroom, but the bathroom was not installed. I ...
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How should I repair this crack in the top of my tub's panel kit wall?

I have a bath tub with "panel kit" above it that covers the 3 walls. I noticed tonight that there's a crack on the top edge of the panel kit, near a seam. My question is how can the crack ...
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Will Air Admittance Valves help me? If so, where to place them?

This is my first question so apologies if its not the highest quality. will do better over time. My primary question is: based on the current plumbing layout, what problems am I likely to experience, ...
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How to remove this stuck cartridge

Any ideas on how to get this MOEN M0036 cartridge out? I've tried to do but only have damaged edges so far. Thanks in advance. After adjustments with file, it did not hold support as it made from ...
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Undermount Bathroom Sink mounting

I am mounting this undermount sink I bought in Home Depot. It is a bathroom sink. I am planning to mount these with the overflow holes towards the front i.e. where user will be standing and not where ...
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Leaking sink at the bathroom sink underneath the bowl seal

Not sure what it's called but the sink bowl leaks (not near the pipe) but directly underneath the bowl where there are rubber sealants. Hope the image helps. And it only leaks when the water flows ...
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How should I fix the tile at the top of my shower?

I had someone put tile in my bathroom shower and there seems to have been a bad measurement that created thin crumbly tile at the top of my shower. I fired the contractor and decided to just finish ...
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Wiring a Broan roomside/flex series Humidity Sensing Fan/Light . I have 2 switches Opt #1, Want only the light. What do I do with the Gray wire?

I am Wiring a Broan roomside/flex series Humidity Sensing Fan/Light . I have 2 switches which is Wiring Option #1 on page 4 of the instructions. I want only the light to work with switch #1. What do ...
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Does the proposed bathroom circuit solution meet code?

I intend to replace an old bathroom fan with a Panasonic WhisperGreen Select model that includes a fan, a light, and a nightlight. I have several questions. The setup: The existing fan is on a 20amp ...
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Can I replace wooden support board with aluminum board inside mobile home shower wall?

This is inside a 1997 Schult mobile home. I'm fixing a leak inside the wall. Replaced all the connectors (adding shut-off valves in the process). Still getting a small leak from the center connector. ...
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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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Adding exhaust fan and dedicated switch to existing light end-switch

Renovating my bathroom (Bathroom A) and have all walls exposed to the studs. Power runs from the attic to the light and switch of the adjacent bathroom (Bathroom B), then to the light in Bathroom A, ...
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Bathroom sink leak (not washer)

Could you help me, please, I attached images and I have questions about them. How black part of the sink calling? (orange box) Is this part of the sink or is it a replacement part? My sink is leaking ...
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Replacing sealant between fixed glass shower screen and bath

I have a shower screen in the bath that looks similar to this: There is a shower screen seal vertically between the hinged portion and the door and beneath the bottom of the door which are both ...
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Bathtub Leak when Drain Clogs

I get a leak from my bathtub but only when the drain’s clogged. Before I pay a bunch to get it inspected, can I get any ideas? Thank you.
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How can I remove shower head

I would like to change the shower head from my bathroom as this old one shoots the water in an annoying single stream due to missing parts. The previous owner have done a terrible job putting this ...
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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 cut off water to remove a basin

I want to remove a basin (that is in my bedroom), but I'm not sure what to do with the water coming into the taps. The cold water has a stop valve (which does work). So, I imagine I just turn the stop ...
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Bathroom flooring: tile with grout additive VS vinyl

For a bathroom, which is easier to clean and maintain in the long run? Tile? Vinyl? Also, adding grout additives to prevent mold in the future is worth the extra money?
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Wiring help - Bathroom light, fan, & heater. No red wire AND is white hot?

So I read and read and no one quite seemed to have the same scenario as me. I'd give my self a Basic Plus to intermediate rating for electrical, pretty decent understanding but some of the lingo ...
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Bathroom renovation -walls are closed -what is the next correct order of operations for finishing the walls and the tiling?

I have installed my cement board (two walls of a corner shower) I have put the ceiling back (drywall) I still have to fix a couple of openings in the other two walls(drywall) I will need to paint over ...
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Faucet flush against backsplash, how to seal?

Have two bathroom faucets that were installed completely flush. Replacing the silicone caulking. Should I leave them installed and just caulk around and on top? Or first remove the base and caulk the ...
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How do the pieces of this fiberglass tub surround attach to each other?

I have a Jacuzzi-brand tub with an integrated multi-piece surround that came with our house when we bought it. Probably installed in the 90s if not earlier, but I don't really know. This bathroom is ...
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Identifying Toilet Pipe

First time positing to this channel. However, I wondered if someone could help me identify the white pipe above the waste running to this toilet? My understanding was that toilets traditionally have a ...
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How to level an already settled bath tub?

I have a bath tub installed in my basement. The tub's front and back long sides are leveled. but not left and right side. The tub is about 1/4" off towards back from both the sides. I don't see ...
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Finding a good smart switch 3 or 4 gang but the box is sized for 4 switches?

I have an outlet box size for 2 switches wide, the width including the plate is 5" My existing one has 3 side ways toggle and a light switch. However, I want everything to be smart. I would ...
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Alternatives to mains pressure shower

Our current shower is a tankless mains pressure type and is instantaneously heated by a gas combi boiler. Eventually we intend to build our own house and I am looking for non fossil fuel heating for ...
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How do we install galvanized metal roofing in bathroom as 4 ft wainscoting and prevent condensation on back side of it? [duplicate]

We are running the galvanized metal roofing horizontally as 4ft high wainscoting in main bathroom. There is a shower in this bathroom and we have no windows but will install a vent fan. We will use ...
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How to remove specific shower spout; no set screw?

I need to replace the existing shower spout (with diverter). It has a hole on the bottom side (close to the wall) but there is no set screw there for unscrewing. I have cut out the caulking. I have ...
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Should I trim my bathroom door to improve air extraction?

Current situation My bathroom looks like this: The problem is that I face some mild humidity issues (on ceiling and tile grout), as it is difficult to extract air after having taken a shower. Indeed, ...
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Help with new install of small bathroom in basement?

I'm installing a brand new bathroom in my basement! I'm a DIYer, so after lots of learning, I'm looking for some experienced advice with the layout. I've only done remodels, not new installs. I'm ...
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how can I remove a faucet nut in a very tight space

I need to remove several faucets. The faucet nuts are in a very tight space, in several places recessed into a hole in the basin (see the first two photos). There's no space to get a basin wrench, ...
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Why has my bath tap gotten stuck/stripped loose twice?

Bathroom about 5 years old, thermostatic valve on bath filler. Twice now the valve has gotten impossible to turn, like it’s gritted up inside somehow. I replaced the cartridge before but this seems ...
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Do I need to shut off water to replace shower diverter? (apartment building)

I just moved into a new apartment and my push-button shower diverter is broken- water's coming out of both the showerhead and the faucet when I push the button. I see it's relatively easy to fix, and ...
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How can I remove a bathroom sink drain that has no visible nut?

I am trying to remove my bathroom sink drain as it seems the o ring has broken. I can't see any nut to unscrew. Can anyone help please? Thanks.
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How to fix rusty tub lip

I recently had plumbing repairs in my shower and they had to remove a section of the wall. I discovered that the tub lip in one corner has rusted badly. The rest of the tub lip has little to no rust ...
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Can I use elastomeric sealant intended for roofs to caulk my shower?

I have a shower where the caulk around the door was moldy, so I scraped out the old caulk and am getting ready to apply new caulk. But all the bath/shower caulk I have is old and dried up. I do have a ...
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Better ventilation in semi-enclosed shower area

My home's master bathroom has an oversized step-in shower -- two showerheads, frankly over the top. Bathroom exhaust fan does a fine job preventing moisture build-up in the bathroom during even long ...
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