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What glue & screw/bolt/nut to use to fix the bathtub drain overflow?

I was cleaning the bath tub and I had unscrew a cap from the side of bath tub (where the hole is located) below: The cap consists of 2 parts:Part A & B as below When I removed part B, there was ...
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Bathtub Resurfacing Options: Pour-on vs. Spray-on

I'd like to resurface an old cast iron/porcelain tub, and in my research of professionals I've found they use various products, but two methods of application: pour-on and spray-on. I'm looking to ...
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Should I remove and reinstall a Jacuzzi / whirlpool tub when replacing the paneling around it with tile?

I have a large Jacuzzi / whirlpool tub in my master bedroom suite which currently has an all wood surround. As part of a renovation I want to get rid of the wood surround (at last partially), ...
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Shim under alcove acrylic tub front lip edge after set in morter bed

So I set and level my tub in a morter bed and attached the flange to the studs. At the bottom one third or so of the front flange is not touching but the tub feels solidly in place without noticeable ...
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How to mitigate an unmounted bathtub faucet from back wall access

The pictured bathtub faucet pex hookup is not mounted, but I have back-wall access through a panel provided by the previous owner under a cabinet. The faucet can be pulled several inches into the tub....
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whirlpool tub faucet mixer **spraying** in the ceiling of first floor

I have a Kohler whirlpool tub on second floor, not used for months, and when I switch on either the hot or cold faucet, it leaks all over in the ceiling of first floor room, but no water comes in the ...
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Do I need to remove tub to fix the subfloor? [closed]

I had hired a flooring company to replace vinyl with new tiles. When they removed the underlayment, it turned out there was some mold on the subfloor near the tub (see pics). The flooring guy said ...
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What is an inner bath tub panel for?

I removed a Moldy wooden bath tub panel and right after it there is another panel which feels like hard foam. Sorry I do not have pictures. Do you have any idea what material this is and what purpose ...
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Drywall or cement board in gap between bathtub and corner

So, I’ve about installed all the cement board for my bathroom tile renovation around the 3 sides of the tub. There is approximately a 2” gap between the corner of the room and the bath tub. For the 2” ...
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Can I use a single wire and run two jumpers to two gcfi outlets and on the other side run two wires off the single wire to two gcfi circuit breakers?

Situation: Have a jetted bathtub that requires 2 15A gfci outlets each to its own breaker. Problem only have one wire running into tub area (would have to tear up.newly installed floor to run another. ...
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Is my custom shower enclosure plan reasonable?

I'm renovating a cabin and my last inside project is to finish the shower/tub enclosure. I really don't want to be doing this but can't find reliable help locally. I have two big issues; the window in ...
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What kind of tub spout connector is this?

The diverter in my bathtub spout has stopped working, and I want to replace the spout. When I removed it, I found this adapter, which appears to be soldered to the copper pipe (or at least I was ...
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Horizontal blocking behind cement board necessary on edges(wonderlite specifically)

Using wonderlite cement board in my tub area surround, instructions say all edges supported? but almost every instruction video including their own doesn't show any backing behind the edges where the ...
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How to remove the set key from shower faucet?

I'm trying to change the diverter valve in my bath/shower tap but I cannot get the key out to enable me to do so. Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove it? I'm also not sure what it's called, ...
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Bath tub burping noise

I noticed that our bath tub makes a burping noise sometimes when I wash my hands in the sink or flush the toilet The noise sounds like (buk buk buk) Note, we are in an apartment building, is this ...
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How can I repair a leaking crack in a Terrazzo stone bathtub?

We have a terrazzo stone bath tub that has a crack that leaks. We love this bath and would love to find a way to fix it as it’s nothing we’ve seen before. It has a stain on the bottom of it and the ...
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Why has my tub spout diverter not dropping back down after use? (brand new installation)

I installed a replacement tub spout with diverter and after about a week, the diverter doesn't always come back down after a shower. At first it dropped down right after a shower. Sometimes it happens ...
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How should I repair my Fiberglass Tub?

I assume my tub is fiberglass because it flexes a bit when I stand in it. There is rust around the drain, so I'm not 100% sure about the fiberglass-ness of the tub. But, I'm a n00b in general. Photos ...
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Attach shower to roman tub

I have a Roman Tub at my home and want to attach a shower to it. My plan was to find an adaptor that could attach to the roman tub faucet and connect with a shower diverter, attach and mount handheld ...
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Help cleaning Geberit turncontrol drain

I'm trying to clean the drain on the bathtub, but I'm not sure how to detach it, mainly I'm not quite sure what is the model. It looks a lot like Geberit 151.550, but it's a little bit different. I ...
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Ballcock-like mechanism for infinite cycles

I'm going to build a mechanism (as simple as possible) like the ballcock system used in flush toilet. But mine should be able to continuously discharge and refill automatically. I already have a draft ...
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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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Can I repair a chip in my cast iron tub's enamel finish on the sidewall?

I don't know if it's acrylic or porcelain or ? You can see it's painted over, chipped, and down to the metal base. It's actually on the corner. The only thing I've found is a self-leveling liquid for ...
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How can a non-working corroded tub plunger with a broken linkage assembly in the open position be fixed?

I’ve read the helpful advice on bathtub plungers stuck in the closed position. However, I have a bathtub plunger stuck in the open position. The trip assembly has come away leaving the plunger in ...
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Bath tub install with dry wall in place

What are the techniques to get a tub into the alcove during a remodel. The alcove is 60", but with the drywall, (ahead of the alcove), the width is only 59" Thank you
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Water not flowing through new bathtub valve

I replaced the valve stems on our bathtub (Danco 3S-9H/C is the specific part). The cold water works correctly, but when I turn on the hot water nothing comes out of the spout. When I pulled out the ...
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What is the most appropriate way of removing this tub spout?

The diverter in this tub spout isn't functioning properly and I think it needs to be replaced. I've read about different styles of tub spouts, but am not sure which style this one is. The smaller hole ...
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Can't remove twist-style / turn-style / knob cap on overflow drain in tub

I have an American Standard brand tub with jets. Its drain has a pop-up stopper, and the stopper is controlled not by a lever, but by one of these twist-style knobs, placed over the overflow drain. I ...
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Tub faucet pipe too long

I'm trying to replace my tub faucet because the old one sat about 1/8" away from the wall and felt loose. As it turns out this is most likely because the pipe coming out of the wall is 1/8" ...
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What are the drawbacks to having the bathtub on a different floor from the bedrooms?

We are buying a 2-floor house, and are thinking about the layout of the rooms and common spaces. The building company, by default, puts a bathtub on the second floor (where the bedrooms are), while ...
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What type of plug do I need for this bathtub drain?

I recently bought a new house and I'm having issues plugging my bathtub drain. The drain appears to be designed for a pop up plug of some kind, which is missing. I'm not sure what make or model the ...
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Mold in tub caulking

I have mold/mould in the caulk/grout of my tub. Before I go about re-caulking it, I want to try killing it. I've seen sources say to use vinegar or bleach but are these sources correct? I've also seen ...
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Delta two-handle still leaking on hot side

So, I'm obviously doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what. I have a delta two-handle fixture in my bathtub and it was steadily dripping from the faucet, so I thought I could fix it myself. I ...
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Can my second floor support a marble bathtub?

I have a marble bathtub that weights around 2400lbs which I have calculated is about 42 cubic feet; capacity of 314 gallons of water (@8.3lbs=2600lbs). The total weight of the bathtub with water and ...
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Weird set screw on tub faucet

I’m trying to remove this old tub faucet. There is what looks to be a set screw, but it’s either been stripped or is super corroded. What are my options here? I can’t seem to fit an Allen key down ...
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Caulking bathtub, is there supposed to be a hole?

I am re-caulking the bath tub, and have a question. After I remove the caulk, is there supposed to be holes between the bathtub and the tile? My house is 9 yrs old, and I have never had the guest ...
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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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Acrylic bathtub small crack

I just found a small crack, about 1 inch, on my acrylic bathtub floor. The tub is a Kohler Devonshire 1357 about 14 years old. Tub looks almost new, crack looks superficial just the acrylic surface. I ...
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Tub spout leak where spout connects to wall of tub

My tub spout leaks inside of the tub only when the shower is running. I tried putting on a new spout but it’s been a pain finding one with the correct adapter. I’d much rather solve this issue with ...
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Plumbing plan for freestanding tub

remodeling my master bath (3rd floor), replacing the old acrylic shower/tub unit with a clawfoot tub. Want to make sure I'm doing the plumbing correctly. Tub outline (roughly) in black. Plumbing ...
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Drips in my DIY bathtub reglaze

I used the Bathworks re-glaze kit on my bathtub. I did amazing prep but then I used too much paint. The entire thing started to slide and then I got drips that I was unable to get rid of. Now ...
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Densheild boards and 12“X24” tile

Can Densheild boards hold a 12"X24" porcelain tile? ( the tiles are for shower walls ). Someone told me that the top layer of the boards are paper and installing the tiles on the higher area with ...
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Densheild tile backer board use advise needed

I'm in the process of doing my bathtub walls and I'm thinking of using Denshield™ boards. My total area is 55 sq ft. I found 4'x8' Denshield™ sheets so I will need to buy two sheets to cover my area (...
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Tub drain renovation

So I'm renovating an old, rusty tub to avoid replacing it. The drain and overflow valve were rusty and holes were made to remove them. So far, I've used Bondo to fill in gaps, which is working great....
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Green board with water proof membrane

I live in north Atlanta, GA. The boards behind the tile at my bathtub are wet and need replacement. The old construction used a green board on top of the drywall (both are wet and in bad condition). I'...
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Is gap between the tub and the drywall necessary?

I have an issue with water leaking from the side of the tub..I removed the tile to see the issue and I found that the old construction left a gap (around half inche) between the first mold defense ...
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Install a new tub that has cracks?

first question here. We're having a bathroom remodeled. The first tub that was delivered had a huge crack in it, so we asked for a replacement. The second one took 2 weeks to arrive. It has two tiny ...
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How do I remove these wall mount faucet handles for my bathtub that have no screws?

I want to update these faucet handles for my bathtub but I cannot seem to figure out how to remove them. There are no set screws. I think they’re made by Kingston brass. I don’t want to start pulling ...
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Jacuzzi tub hot water valve locked in place

We have one of those jacuzzi tubs in our bathroom and we'd like to use it. When we bought the house, the inspector didn't catch the fact that the hot water valve is locked in place (cold water one ...
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66 inch tub in a 68 inch alcove?

Technically it's not an alcove, it's the back end of the bathroom, and I want to put a tub across that back wall. It's 68" across, and the closest tubs that I can find are 66". Seems like I should ...

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