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what can i do with this old weird tub combo?

I am replacing this old tub/shower combo with a built in tub for the ceiling...can i just take out the entire upper tub & framing and drywall like a normal shower? I've never seen this before.
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Gap around plumbing in bathroom floor/subfloor

We've just put a lot of effort into overhauling our 3rd floor (1890's frame house) including a bathroom. Our carpenter/handyman and plumber thought it was a good idea to leave a lot of clearance in ...
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Sink faucet cartridge pops out with geyser-like leak

I've never heard of this but today my wife screamed that her bathroom faucet (cold side) EXPLODED. Sure enough, the cartridge together with the knob and all just popped up and out resulting in a ...
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What gap from water heater to ceiling? [closed]

I am mounting a new large (150L) water heater inside a bathroom. What gap should there be between the top of the device and the ceiling? Some concerns: heat retention instead of being transferred to ...
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Coordinating a bathroom/bedroom update project...what's the order?

I am trying to plan my bathroom/bedroom update. I will be doing the following: New luxury vinyl plank for both rooms (they are connecting). Painting in both rooms. New trim and doors both rooms. ...
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Exhaust fan dripping?

Just finished my basement. Went to take a shower in my new shower for the first time, and was shocked to see the exhaust fan dripping here and there while showering. I installed everything on my own - ...
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Table top for bathroom

I am asking carpenter to build one table top cabinet for bathroom. He never did anything like this It will have marble top with hole and sinks placed on it. For exit of water pipes will be there from ...
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How to subfloor basement bathroom for tile?

I'm putting a bathroom in the basement. I need to have sub-floor in so I can install a tub and tile the floor. I was either going to use Dricore, or 5/8" OSB laid on top of DMX and fastened with ...
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Light fixture wiring - black to black, or white to black?

USA - I’m installing a new ceiling light fixture in a bathroom. The instructions (and every how-to video I watched) said to connect white to white (neutral) and black to black (hot). However, when I ...
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Mysterious basement drain pipe?

We have a house from the early 50s that has a finished basement. In our basement bathroom, we have this open pipe coming out from the wall. For the first couple of years, nothing came out of it, but ...
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Moving bathroom fan on GFCI outlet

I am replacing my bathroom ventilation fan and moving it right above the shower area. According to code Fan needs to be on GFCI now. Please take a look at picture near vanity wall. On Left there are ...
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How to “lock” a bathroom door without drilling or spending too much money?

I am currently renting an apartment with a few flatmates, but it seems that the keys to the bathroom door have been lost. The owner of the apartment is not open to modifications. We are trying to find ...
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Rigid or Flexible bathroom exhaust duct

In my 2nd floor condominium, I need to replace bathroom ceiling and exhaust fan. Old ceiling has been removed. My contractor is going to install new ceiling. I want to replace old exhaust fan and duct ...
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Removed old vanity and installed new vanity and there is limited space to install new P-trap

As noted, I have installed the new vanity, and the space between the new sink drain and the wall is very limited (4.5 inches to center of the new sink drain). I thought I could just go on the other ...
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Replaced bathroom fan/light

The bathroom fan/light went out and I replaced it. Apparently I did not hook wires up right. There is a black encased wire with hot, neutral, and ground. There is a white encased wire with hot ...
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Can I go with higher CFM for bathroom ventilation fan?

I need to replace my bathroom ventilation fan. I am in 2nd floor condominium. My bathroom dimensions are 60 square feet and ceiling height is 8'2". As per formula I found for CFM (height × length ...
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Can I use a floor patch over this small area of slightly damaged subfloor?

I have this small corner of floor next to the tub in my bathroom where water got in at one point (very long ago it seems), so I’ve peeled back the VCT and vinyl floor layers to reveal that the top ...
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Bathroom light has to be switched on twice to work

We have a bathroom light and extractor fan both turned on by one pull cord, but the first time you try to turn it on, the light just flickers or doesn’t come on at all, but when you switch it off and ...
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Exhaust Fan Code Requirements for Bathroom

I have a small Full bathroom ( toilet, Tub and vanity) of size 6'X 7'.8". This is in a basement. We are hardly going to use tub/shower there. Question: Does a 50 CFM of Exhaust fan enough or ...
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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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Is it better to replace this flange or install a “repair kit”?

I have noticed that sitting on my toilet feels a little crooked, and today we have removed the toilet to inspect the flange. It’s an older flange with a metal ring and PVC insert which I imagine is ...
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How do I stop water from getting into floor vent?

We have a heating vent located on the floor close to a shower. Occasionally when the floor gets wet it can act like a drain and it causes issues on the ceiling of the floor below. I could use caulk to ...
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Should I repair this very small area of minor water damage on my bathroom floor?

I’m getting ready to install LVT over existing VCT in my bathroom, and when I pulled up the shoe molding I discovered that the corner of the floor next to the shower has a slight soft spot at the very ...
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How to replace the copper connector under the bathroom faucet

Trying to use the most accurate description: it's a copper connector or supply line that connects directly to the faucet that breaks with a huge hole. It leaks if I turn on the water. photo 1 shows ...
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Bathroom 3 in 1 switches in seperate locations

Intent: To have heater/exhaust/light unit installed with the light switch separate from the heater/exhaust. Why? I have a light/exhaust on one switch (next to door), but would like a 3 in 1. The ...
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P-Trap into Wall Marvel Connector Leaking

I discovered a leak under my bathroom sink. There are two sinks in the bathroom with the same plumbing set up and only the one side is leaking. The water is coming from the marvel connector on the ...
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When tub/shower is on in bathroom #1 a shower other side of house turns on in bathroom #2

When the tub/shower in #1 bathroom is running water another shower stall in #2 bathroom turns on. What is causing this to happen? How is this fixed?
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How should I go about leveling my bathroom subfloor?

Over years, after replacing gaskets, replacing the toilet, and using shims under the toilet, I finally began the subfloor replacement in the area beneath the toilet to resolve the toilet not sitting ...
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Is this a bad tile work? what can we do to improve it?

Our contractors have almost finished the tile work in our half-bath. I noticed there were large gaps between the wall and the tiles. They are very noticeable. (Please see the pics.) The gap, the tile ...
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Is it possible to install a bathroom fan, vanity power plugs, LED lights, a small towel dryer and a smart toilet on just 2 circuits?

I have this small toilet and I am surprised that it requires its own circuit https://www.ovedecors.com/en/stan-toilet.html POWER OUTLET REQUIREMENT This product must be plugged into a ...
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Replace a bathroom drop in sink with cut out of 15" x 24" [closed]

Need to replace a bathroom drop in sink with cutout of 15" x 24". Have not found a sink that will fit those dimensions. Any suggestions. Thank you
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Leveling subfloor joists – plane joists or remove support from below

I’m leveling joists in a bathroom floor in preparation for a new subfloor and tile. The bathroom is on the 1st floor with a full height basement below. Two of the joists have a 1/4 inch high spot and ...
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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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Using a bathroom fan with a smaller duct - is there a minimum size?

I am looking for information on how to properly replace a bathroom fan which is not working well enough (probably insufficient CFM). The bathroom fan I need to replace is a 90mm fan rated for 65m3/h (...
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Remove wallpaper that has been textured over

Our bathroom has textured plaster work that seems to have been put on over the top of wallpaper. You can see some of the seams and the wallpaper was also still there under a mirrored cabinet. Above ...
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Correct way to attach 3 layers of subfloor?

I am putting new tile in bathroom which has 1x6 planks diagonally across joists. I need to raise this floor 1 3/4" to match the toilet flange, door jambs etc. What’s the best way? Currently I ...
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Identify a pipe coming out of the basement floor, as well as a hole in the floor?

I want to build a bathroom in the basement with a 36”x36” shower. I am trying to figure out if this pipe is the vent from the main drain.
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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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Can I install a second layer of drywall on my bathroom ceiling to refresh the surface?

I am redoing a bathroom, converting a tub to a shower and I plan to install green-board above. The existing 1/2" drywall has some issues (flaking paint, nail pops). I'll be replacing the walls ...
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Installing a vintage bathroom sink

I recently purchased this vintage sink that was mounted in a cabinet vanity. I am wondering if it is possible to wall mount this and if anyone has any ideas on what I may need. I was thinking about ...
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Small dry well for secondary bathroom?

I have a very small quarter bathroom that I’d like to convert into a half bath by adding a very small corner sink for hand washing. The problem is that the bathroom floor is concrete that would have ...
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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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Shower Floor Tile - Please Help!

We just had glass penny round tile laid on the shower floor yesterday. It is approved for shower floors but we hate the look of it. Since it hasn't been grouted yet, can we pull these up before the ...
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Second Opinion on Tiling [closed]

We are having a bathroom tiled but we're not quite happy with the result so far. The grout lines look uneven, the tile cuts aren't very clean and there's quite a lot of lippage and the walls are way ...
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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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Will adding a second sink in a bathroom with only one sink currently reduce the water pressure?

We have two bathrooms that have plenty of space to each add a second sink on the vanity. So essentially: Master Bathroom currently has 1 sink, we want to turn it into a Jack&Jill Guest Bathroom ...
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I put caulking in between tiles that had grout already underneath it. What do I do?

My floor tiles had unsealed grout already in between the tiles. I went to Home Depot and bought a “sealant”, but it was actually caulking. I ended up putting caulk over top the unsealed grout in ...
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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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30 Year old faucet cartridge replacement

I have a leaky 2 handle bathroom faucet with the following cartridge below. What brand is that cartridge/faucet (1st question), and is that so antiquated and old that I should replace the entire ...
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Bathtub Faucet - Can't stop the water

I don't know what is the part called, but it is supposed to divert the water to the shower head. As shown in the photo, it is in the fully up position, however, large amount of water still coming out ...
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