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Can I use Type N Mortar for acrylic bathtub?

I am installing a Delta brand Acrylic bathtub in a basement on concrete. The instructions call for a mortar base but does not specify a specific kind. Would Mastercraft brand “Type N Mortar” from ...
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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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Tub Surround separated from wall

I recently removed the shower doors on our tub and after I removed them I noticed the fiberglass tub surround is separated from the wall on one side. Is it ok to run a bead of bathroom silicone ...
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Type S Mortar suitable for basement bathtub install?

I’m installing a Delta acrylic tub in the basement on concrete. I have a bag of Type S mortar from a different project. Is that suitable for this installation? Delta’s instructions don’t have a ...
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Bathtub Overflow gasket still leaking

I had a leak a couple of days ago from the old bathtub overflow gasket which I then replaced with a brand new one. I have no idea since when it started leaking but good thing I caught it. The problem ...
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Old Kohler bathtub turnbuckle overflow assembly

I live On the second floor of a mid to late 1940s era apartment building. on the second floor of a mid to late 1940s era apartment building. Recently the bathtub drain quit draining the water despite ...
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Replace a shower handle and faucet, new configuration

I currently have a handle for hot/cold, and part of that fixture there's a toggle switch to flip from shower to faucet. The the spout is just a spout. I'd like to replace it with a new configuration ...
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Steam in bathroom

My bathroom originally vented into the attic instead of outside. I didn't have too much steam with this. A 3 inch vent was put on and exhausted out through the soffit. It wasn't effective. A new fan ...
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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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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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Bath tap has stuck/stripped loose twice, what’s the deal?

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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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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Attaching flexible bath drain pipe to dwv pvc pipe

The drain pipe in the image below came with a bathtub I bought. How is it supposed to attach to regular dwv pvc? The inner diameter is about 1.375 inches, although at the two grooves near the end the ...
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What can I cover this shower handle with to hide the shaft?

The shower handle has the shaft exposed. I want to cover it but I don't want to put the circular plate that Moen (mainly) sells. I don't want it cover the tiles. Just the shaft. Is there something ...
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Could I use silicone caulk for installing bathtub drain

I am renovating a old bathroom with cast iron tub in it. I installed the drain flange using plumber putty and to make it water proof I had to tighten drain a lot. The drain elbow is 3/8 inch below the ...
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How to fix depth issue in faucet stem?

I started renovation of bathroom myself. Instead removing the old drywall and then put a backerboard, I installed backboard on the top of old drywall. This made the stem shorter. I tried my best to ...
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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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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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Making a custom bathtub, using fibreglass and a suitable high-strength smooth coating

The problem I'd like to fit a custom quite sizeable (2000 x 1100 x 550 ish) bathtub. The room won't take anything except custom, which is either horribly expensive or self-made, so I'm looking ...
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What is the best way to correctly measure tub drain plug size?

I have a tub drain plug I pulled out because part of it is missing, in order to replace it. However, I was under the mistaken assumption that there were only a few, distinct tub drain plug sizes. I'...
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How to remove old 1-3/8" drain strainer from a bathtub?

I am trying to remove a bathtub drain as the first step of replacing the tub waste and overflow assembly... but this first step has me stymied because every method I have tried to unscrew the old ...
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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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Metal transition strip between bathtub/shower and wall

I was trying to sand down my bathroom walls before painting. I have a fiberglass bathtub/shower that transitions to the wall with a piece of thin aluminum in between. There was an L-shaped piece of ...
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How well should trip lever drains hold water?

I have an older bathtub that uses a trip-lever drain and I have noticed that it does not retain all of the water when the drain-stop is engaged. By this I mean if you had filled a bathtub and came ...
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The connection from bathtub overflow pipe to overflow hole in bathtub hole is missing. I have no access behind or underneath Bathtub

The elbow from my bathtub overflow pipe to the overflow hole in my bathtub is missing. I have no access behind or from below my tub. I have been searching the net for solutions before tearing up my ...
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How to screw in tub draine when pipe keeps getting pushed down?

Just bought a new house where the master tub drain doesn't seal. I pulled the drain out for comparison at a hardware store, to find one of same size and similar style. Online, my wife found the ...
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Removing old caulk to clean mold, started pulling up unknown layer

I'm removing some old caulk from my tub to deal with some mildew (photo below). While stripping the caulk, I've started pulling up an unknown piece behind the caulk (second photo). My initial thought ...
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Are there bathtub spouts with diverter valves that don't drop when the water is turned off?

Are there bathtub spouts with diverters that stay closed when the water is turned off? I just installed a new bathtub spout with diverter. My previous spout's diverter would stay closed when the water ...
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How to seal tub drain when the plumbing under the tub is "off" & slightly mis-aligned?

This is a newly installed tub. The last thing to do is install the drain. It threads in fine, however, the "shoe" is slightly elevated at the 12 o'clock position and tighten down on the tub ...
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Need help to identify manufacturer of this bathtub faucet

I have a bathtub faucet with a hand-hold shower head (2 handles, four holes) in my master BR (believe installed in 2008). The brand name inscription on the back of the sprout is "SENRY 5769 SH-...
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Tub drain wrench doesn't fit

I am trying to replace my tub drain: I tried one of these guys: but neither end fits the hole pattern. So then I thought it had to be this one: but the "fork" side is too narrow. It looks ...
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How to replace bathtub drain stopper?

Here is picture of my tub drain. As you can see, it doesn't have smooth edge. Whenever We clean around, we see very small metal fragments come off from edge. I watched few YouTube videos on how to ...
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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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Is this tub pop-up drain stopper fixable/replaceable?

I noticed that the cap was not upright, so I tried to unscrew the cap to reseat it, thinking someone screwed it on incorrectly, and the whole thing very easily came out in my hand. Looking down the ...
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Need Bath sink Oval overflow trim ring -Large Oval

I have a 1960's American Standard vintage bath wall shelf sink that I'm refurbishing. My Oval overflow hole is rusted chipped and poor condition and I want to add a trim ring to help hide the rust / ...
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Mixing valve for bath

I saw my mixing valve under the bath that is so dirty. Is it normal? Thanks
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How to re-install cast iron tub

I had a cast iron claw foot tub moved out of a bathroom to remove the carpet floor. The new subfloor and flooring has now been installed. I've moved the tub back into bathroom but in the process of ...
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Identifying Replacement Parts for My Bathtub

I need to identify what parts I need to buy to replace this. We can't even shower its completly stripped
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Is it affordable and reasonable to create a tub using tile

I'm considering purchasing a house where I'd want to remodel the bathroom. I know there are plenty of plastic and freestanding options for tubs but I can't find any resources for using tile and grout ...
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How would one solve this tub-length issue?

We have a 1 3/4" bath situation in our house. Like many 1970's ranch style homes, the floorplan's master has only a single vanity, toilet, and shower. The guest bathroom, which is attached to ...
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Tub cracking from standing on tub

Can standing on the tub outer ledge possibly cause cracking in vikrel tub made by sterling / Kohler?
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Lining around tub is coming off

The lining around my tub is coming off, can anyone point me in the right direction on how to fix this myself? I found a YouTube video on how to caulk a tub: which I guess is what I will go with that, ...
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flow diverter for a nonstandard tub installation

I installed an antique clawfoot tub in a tiled & grouted sunken recess (originally a built-in japanese-style soaking tub) which required me to install an s-shaped tub outlet, so as to clear the ...
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What bathtub/shower faucet do I need with CSA

I have what I believe to be a (CSA) Canadian Standard Association shower kit from approximately 1995. We are in the US if that matters. My wife wants it replaced, which I generally feel comfortable ...
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bath faucet dripping and moving!

My shower lower faucet has been dripping for a few months. Last month I tried to change the cartridge, but it didn't work. I then found it didn't drip after I tightened the faucet clockwise but now ...
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Sealing 2-ft square hole in cement beneath tub

We are having our bathroom in the basement redone. Having a tub installed and the installer cut a 2 ft wide hole in the floor beneath the tub. after the tub is installed I was told that they no longer ...
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Should I caulk over grout where the bathtub meets the tiles

We have an old house, (170 years). The last owners grouted the bath to the wall and then caulked over it. It's now black and mouldy. If I remove the caulk and bleach the grout is it ok to caulk over ...
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What is the name of the round metal bit at the top of a bathtub drain?

At the top of the drain there is this round metal drain bit what is it called? I am looking to replace this top metal bit of my bathtub drain and need help identifying what it is called.
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Weird brown line behind bathtub caulking

Earlier today, I found cracks in the caulking around my shower, so I removed the caulking to look for any mold or water damage. When I shone my iPhone light in that area, I found a weird brown line. (...
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Want to install Japanese style unit bath/bathtub. Trimming a joist a bad idea?

I am asking myself if there is any way possible to lower the bathroom floor level without causing damage to the floor. So I am researching if it is any way possible to install a Japanese unit bath ...

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