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Why doesn't my tub faucet shut off completely?

The handle of the shower has been in the off position all day. No one has showered here and yet there is water dripping from the bottom tub spout. We took it off and found water still dripping from ...
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Plumbing Vent(s) for master Bath

I am currently adding new DWV plumbing for an existing master bathroom space. The space already has a WC and shower with proper drainage and venting. The new addition consists of a soaker tub between ...
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Why is new diverter faucet leaking?

Shower faucet leaks after replacement I replaced the faucet with diverter with a brand new one. For what it's worth, the pipe (stub) looks super corroded. I unscrewed the stub, cleaned it with some ...
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Can a rust hole in a bath tub be repaired?

A few years ago it was a rust "spot" and I thought I did an okay job repairing it with a kit from Rustoleum. It seemed like nail polish, but I wire wheeled the thing clean and whatnot. ...
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Can bath and shower be used at same time with diverter?

When running the bath my son likes both the bath faucet and shower head to be on while he plays. I’m assuming there’s not the same amount of pressure in either as when they are being run solo but is ...
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Gap between tub and tile. 100+ year old bathroom. Tile over plaster walls & heavy cast tub

I caulked this gap but the caulk cracked, water soaked in and became moldy. I've removed most of the caulk and thinking about shoving some grout into gap at bottom then finishing off with a grout/...
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Replacing shower surround

My hallway bath tub has these really thin glue-on walls that seem in OK condition, except for being cheap looking and needing to be reattached/caulked in certain places. Can I remove these panels and ...
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Can I use a screw-together p-trap on a bathtub?

I want to install a P-trap that can be unscrewed is so I can quickly access the trap in hopes of catching anything that might fall in before it goes down to my sewer grinder and damages it. The only ...
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Trying to remove tub spout but keeps rotating. No set screw

my tub spout was wobbly so i was going to remove it and put in some locktight in the hole between the pipe and the wall but have run into a problem. My tub spout wont come out. I dont see a set screw ...
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High pitch shrieking when taking a shower in my bathtub that has a diverter

My tub has a spout to fill the tub if we want to take a bath, or a diverter which we pull up on to take a shower. Recently, it started making this high pitched shrieking noise when we take a shower. ...
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Sealing edge between tub and tile

I recently found a crack in the material that seals the tile to the tub edge, so I removed it in preparation to replace it. I originally thought that the edge was filled with grout, but in trying to ...
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Do I still need mortar under this drop-in tub?

I managed putting it in and all the wood frame. Now I'm feeling a bit lazy for the mortar works under the tub. Also this tub comes with support at its bottom and I saw online for similar tubs, mortar ...
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Can you remove a drain strainer/housing from a tub while it has water in it without causing a leak?

I have a tub full of water that will not drain. I have a lift and twist drain plug with a cross-hairs (+) strainer in the plug housing. I already removed the plug and haven't been able to get any ...
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Should this caulk be removed & redone?

I had my tub professionally reglazed. Overall I am not happy with the job. The guy who did the job did not turn off the water, he did stuff paper towel up the tub facet “in case of a drip” but the tub ...
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Remove concrete under bath tub surround tile

I'm renovating a 1960 condo where all the walls are concrete. There is only one bathroom so I can't gut it all at once. There is 4x4 curved tile over an extra 1 inch+ of concrete (see the photo). The ...
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Help connecting Clawfoot tub

I have an old clawfoot tub on the second floor. I have the first floor bathroom fully demoed for a renovation. my kid was showering upstairs and I saw it was leaking into the first floor. The leak is ...
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Help identifying bathtub finish

We just moved into our home (built in the 1950’s) and noticed that cracks were forming between the wall and edge of the tub. In some places, water seeping into these cracks was causing the tub finish ...
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Bathroom tub drain [closed]

I have a bath tub drain which is very different, and I need to find a stopper for it. My drain has a piece in the middle of it, so a normal stopper won’t work.
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Plumber set my bathtub on top of Great Stuff foam. Do I need to pull the tub?

My floor was about 1/16” off level so the plumber said he couldn’t set the tub into a mortar bed. The tub is acrylic. He sprayed a can on great stuff foam on the subfloor then set the tub on top of ...
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Bathtub plunger/stopper is attached to chain but won't budge. It is stuck inside the drain blocking the flow of water. How to remove it?

My bathtub plunger/stopper is attached to the chain but won't budge. It is stuck inside the drain blocking the flow of water. I tried hot water with dish soap as well as vinegar and baking soda. ...
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What to do about the gap between the tub and the studs?

I had a plumber help me install the bathtub in my bathroom today. Next step is to install the cement board. When facing the tub directly, The tub butts right up to the studs on the back (long side) of ...
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Can't unscrew popup bathtub drain

Bathroom drain has a pop-up drain. I've tried rotating counter clockwise, clockwise, popped up/down. Everything short of a crowbar. I either need to replace it or adjust it so it actually blocks the ...
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Where should I transition from CBU to drywall on the walls of tub area?

This is my 1st post here and also my 1st time renovating a bathroom. I have demo'd the bathtub and tile walls in my bathroom. I am planning to install a new bathtub with CBU (concrete backer board) ...
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Bathtub Leak at the seal

Our 2nd floor bathtub was leaking due to old pipes, so we replaced the whole thing: New tub, new shower, new pipes, new surround. We still have the ceiling cut away under the tub from the water damage,...
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Cracks in Bathtub

We just moved into our new construction home 3 months ago. Very fine hairline cracks have started to develop in the top corners of the bathtub ledge (they are very hard to see in person without a ...
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Bad Odor after spraying Bleach

Looking for some advice and help to resolve an issue were having after spraying bleach on the backside of my bathtub. Reason for doing this we had a rat climb up the plumbing and make a mess inside ...
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Is it leaking inside the wall?

Any help would be appreciated. When I turn off my bathtub faucet, it leaks from the area around the handle. I have very little plumbing knowledge. However, what are the chances that it is leaking ...
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Drywall question... Difficult wall / tub transition

So I'm trying to figure out what the best way to repair the transition area between my tub and the wall. Splashing from the shower has wrecked the wall and trim. I pried the trim away and it's rotted ...
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Bathtub faucet handle won’t turn

our hot water handle barely turns on a Roman style tub deck. With the handle on, the plastic stem driver ends up breaking after a few times turning the handle on and off. After removing the handle ...
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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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Should I choose a left-hand or right-hand drain bathtub if it's right next to the bathroom entry door to avoid rusting hinges? [closed]

I'm hoping to replace the shower in our bathroom with a tub/shower combo to better accommodate our small children and I need some advice about whether I should choose a left-hand drain alcove tub or a ...
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Bath Faucet Diverter Leaks, Faucet Might Be Damaged

My partner and I moved into a new place a few months ago, and we pretty quickly got the impression that the previous tenants weren't big on regular maintenance. One of the issues we found was that the ...
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How can I remove this brass bathtub spout adapter?

I am trying to replace the spout in our bathtub. The original spout itself came off easy enough, but then things got hard. There was an extension tube that took way too much effort to unscrew and once ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

Water is starting to seep out of the seams of the vinyl in my bathroom floor when stepped on. I also noticed the toilet caulking seems to be separating. I am not sure exactly where the water is coming ...
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There is a piece of wood caulked to the top of my bathtub. What is going on and what can I do to fix it?

I’m wondering exactly what has been done to my poor tub, and what I can do to fix it. The be previously removed the caulk and replaced it on the bottom of the board, but I didn’t add enough caulk to ...
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Fiberglass tub bottom lip removal

I’m trying to install new tile on my bathroom floor (previously vinyl) without ripping out/damaging the existing tub. I realized however that once I’m done leveling the concrete subfloor and applying ...
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Whirlpool tub never cleaned for a decade [duplicate]

I purchased a condo with an Aker whirlpool tub and it was badly neglected. There is so much mold and mildew buildup. I ran through several cycles with hot water and vinegar and I'm sure the pipes are ...
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What type of caulk and/or sealant for my tub? See image

I have a relatively old tub and tile work in our master bath. I’ve re-caulked it a few times and even did a sealant along one edge, but I think I need to use something stronger. Here’s some pics - let ...
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How to remove bathtub drain plug?

Any tips on how to remove drain plug?
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How can I remove residue left by shower door tracks?

I removed the base track for the shower doors and one side (one side was already removed) from a cheap shower (not ceramic) in my apartment. I got a caulk removal tool and have been using a dissolver ...
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Is it worth completely changing “acceptable” bath vent ducting to avoid reducing from 4” fan to 3” ducting? [closed]

I’m upgrading two adjacent small bathrooms with new exhaust fans. The existing ducts are 3” plastic/flexible. The builder has both 3” ducts terminating, side by side, out of a 5or6” roof vent. The new ...
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Replacing Tub Spout with Diverter, should I be worried about the scratched copper pipe?

The diverter on my tub spout was completely stuck/seized so I'm in the process of replacing it - mostly following this video. The one in the video (and similar ones) had a screw holding it together ...
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How do I fix my bathtub drain plug that's not working?

I've looked online and couldn't figure out exactly what I need to do. I just moved to a new flat and found out that the bathtub drain plug doesn't work well, so water leaves from the bathtub pretty ...
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Struggling to install a Maxx Direct to Stud Tub Surround

I'm really struggling here and need some advice. I'm trying to install a Maxx Tub Surround around a tub. I've cut out the old glue in Surround and cut back the drywall to give me clearance. Temporary ...
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How to fix selector on this combination bath tap/shower setup?

I have a combination tap/shower setup for my bath that looks like this: The lever in the middle can be rotated left or right to choose between whether the water comes out the tap or out of the ...
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How do I interpret this wiring schematic?

I am getting confused by the wiring schematic. For this Broan 696 bathroom vent fan it has 2 outlet plugins(one for fan, one for light) the fan outlet has black and white wires. The light outlet has a ...
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What is a joystick-style tub faucet handle called?

My tub has a knob: Twisting it clockwise or counter-clockwise changes the temperature, and pulling it out from the wall controls how strong the flow is. It is not very ergonomic, especially when ...
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How do I get the water to completely drain from my tub with a drain in the end wall?

I have an old school bathtub where the drain is vertical at the end of the tub instead of flat and in the middle. So the all of the water doesn’t roll down all the way and some of it ends up sitting, ...
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Can I use a claw foot tub w/out attaching feet

recently bought a new claw foot tub. It hadn’t been installed yet, but already feel it is too big. I would like to use it WITHOUT attaching the feet. I would like to just have it sit on the floor on ...
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Will my tub leak without the toe-touch (pop-up) stopper?

I want to remove but not replace my toe touch stopper. I would like to use a strainer that I can remove and clean and then some sort of top when I want to use for bath rather than shower. Does ...
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