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How can I identify the manufacturer of my walk in bathtub?

I saw another post that said there should be access to the electric panel, but I don’t see anything like that. Is there any other way to find out who made the tub?
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By how much can I trim back the connectors of 1.5" PVC fittings?

We're installing the drain plumbing for a newly installed tub, and the drain shoe overshoots the tub drain hole. The tub has been mortared in place and can no longer be moved: A joist limits how far ...
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Odd Size Tub Drain- 1 3/8" Coarse Thread

I recently removed a drain from my fiberglass tub/shower enclosure. It didn't survive. The problem is that it the older 1 3/8 standard but coarse thread, not fine. All I can find is fine in that ...
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How can I repair the damaged coating in my bathtub?

The cat peed in our tub and I poured pure white vinegar in the tub to deodorize. I left about an inch of it in the tub for a couple of days. After I drained it I noticed that the glaze was gone where ...
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Patch for Tile Sealant Coat

I have a problem with the tiles around the tub in my ~1910 residential apartment building in Washington DC. At some point the existing tile was coated in some sort of sealant layer, which has ...
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Bathtub faucet is not responsive

The bathtub faucet on the cold water side is doing something strange. When I turn the handle, nothing happens until I turn it a little more than half of the way around, then the water comes rushing ...
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How do I install a bathtub's surround on a cinder block wall?

I'm trying to install a tub and surround. The two short walls (left and right) are studded and I can secure on those studs but the back wall is cinder block. Do I need to add studs to the cinder block ...
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Do I need to replace this sub floor after bad tub installation?

I bought this house ~6 months ago and I noticed then that the caulk around this tub was not installed properly. I just barely got around to opening it up and seeing what was underneath and I found ...
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How do I replace a broken bathtub drain?

I am trying to replace my bathtub drain however the cross bars have broken off so I am unable to unscrew it from the tub. How can I unscrew it? EDIT: This is approximately the product I am trying ...
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How do I stop water from building up in toilets and bathtubs?

Today, I awoke to water on my bathroom floor. What caused it? My house has a septic tank and two bathrooms, a master bedroom and guest bathroom. The guest bathroom had water on the floor, and the ...
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Reattaching Drain Rod to Trip Lever

The trip lever on my bathtub drain has broken. The small loop on the back of the trip lever drain broke off (see picture) and thus can't connect to the rod anymore. Now when I went to purchase a new ...
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Why does hot water only run for 30 seconds in bathtub?

In the bathroom of this rental is a tub with a shower diverter. It's an older setup with a hot & cold faucet and a center valve (one direction diverts to shower, the other to the tub faucet). If ...
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Replace faucet handles in existing bathtub

I'd like to update the handles for the faucet in an existing soaking tub to something more modern than these knobs. Is it possible without taking out the tub?
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Basement rough-in. Converting plumbing from a tub to a fiberglass shower

the basement rough-in was completed with a shower/tub rough-in. I want to convert it to a shower. I bought an alcove left drain fiberglass tub. The shower does have a p-trap and everything should be ...
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Why did the caulk around my tub develop brown/yellowish spots after only two days and what can be done?

Two days ago we re-caulked our tub using DAP Kwik Seal Ultra and left it undisturbed until today. Unfortunately it developed these brownish yellow spots and I am unsure why. I haven't been able to ...
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How to replace a Jacuzzi bathtub faucet

I have moderate plumbing skills. What is the procedure for replacing a leaking Jacuzzi bathtub faucet? Mine is similar to the picture. I DO NOT want to break through the tile to get to the bottom ...
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How to remove grime from shower handle hole? Can't remove handle for repairs!

Hello: I have a leaky tub spigot and I think the issue is the valve behind the handle. I just can't get an traction with any allen wrenches in the hole shown -- I think this is because of grime/...
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Looking for a bathtub door

I'm looking for a stylish glass shower door. Which will be good between frameless and the framed sliding tub door?
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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Wiring of jacuzzi bath tub (replacing normal tub)

I bought a "Jacuzzi" brand bath tub - standard size (30x60) with jets - to replace old "normal" tub. I can do the plumbing/finishing, but not sure about the wiring code requirements. So far i ...
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Twisted Wall Studs In Tub Surround

I have a new tub that is being installed and then I'm going to tile the tub surround. The problem is that several of the wall studs are either broken, bowed, or twisted pretty bad. What's the best way ...
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Slight brown tint when starting cold water from tub faucet?

More specifically, when I haven't used my tub for a couple of days, and I start the water (only the cold) there is initially a bit of brown tint in it, but it rapidly disappears. It's fine if I'm ...
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How can I vent a bathtub trap when the drain is routed under the tub?

I am … very slowly … thinking about replacing the probably circa 1950's galvanized steel drain pipes in my basement with PVC. In particular, I would like to replace the drain line under ...
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Tub to shower conversion plumbing questions

I'm in the middle of a tub to shower conversion but am a complete amateur when it comes to plumbing issues. The tub is out, the walls are open, we have the stand up shower kit bought. But upon looking ...
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Bathtub pump motor - ineffective ground through water pipe?

I opened up the space underneath my bathtub for the first time in this house. The tub is a "spa" style and has a pump motor to circulate water through jets. (I'm in NY / USA). I noticed that the ...
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Do tub drains of the same diameter ever have different thread-per-inch counts?

My tub's drain flange has had the little cross piece inside it broken out, which means I cannot screw a grid drain into it. Right now, it's totally open and an invitation for my toddler to drop stuff ...
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Can I have a wand installed in tub in addition to a 3-hole faucet?

I have a new tub being installed that takes a deck mounted faucet. I found a faucet I like which is a two handle, 3-hole type. However, it would be nice to have a wand mounted on the deck as well. Is ...
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How can I fix a bathtub that was not set properly?

I think the floor was not prepped correctly. The tub creaks a lot and there is a great deal of vertical play when standing and moving around. The tub does appear to be level, so I don't think that's ...
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Waterproof membrane under alcove tub? Tiling the bathroom floor

I’ve completely demoed my bathroom, I’m going to install the alcove tub and then tile the floor. It’s a one story house and it’s a concrete subfloor. My question is: do I apply the waterproof membrane ...
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Can I remove just the upper part of my 1 Piece Acrylic Tub (Walls) and leave the tub in place?

I want to tile the walls in my bath but don't want to remove the one piece acrylic tub. Has anyone ever cut down the tub walls and tiled down to the edge of the existing tub? I anticipate placing a ...
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Accidentally removed grout behind bathtub caulk, necessary to replace?

I got so excited my first time removing caulk that I believe I have removed some grout as well that was behind the caulk. Of course, I'm most worried about water damage, so is it best to replace the ...
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Identifying old single handle shower valve/cartride?

Need help identifying the tub/shower faucet valve/cartridge in the pictures below. I shutoff the main and removed EVERYTHING in preparation for replacement at a later date, and realized I never took ...
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Can I install a trip lever drain on a new tub that doesn’t currently use one?

I have a brand new tub. How can I tell if I can install a trip style drain? Right now we are just using a plug and the faceplate doesn’t have a lever. I was reading online that these drains aren’t ...
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How to remove a tub drain with no spokes?

I attempted to use my tub drain removal wrench to remove a bath tub drain. Unfortunately the spokes of the drain broke and the drain flange cracked. Not being terribly skilled at plumbing I am now ...
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bath faucet is hot but shower head always turns cold

My shower has a single lever that turns from right (cold) to left (hot). When the lower bath faucet runs the water comes out hot. But the upper showerhead never heats up. If I run the lower faucet ...
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Water comes out of the shower head when faucet is in tub fill mode (I know why, but not how to fix)

Here is the deal - I got bathroom remodeled. Moen 82603 single handle valve. When the water is coming out the fastest (mixing hot/cold) water comes out of the shower head. The person (not me) I had ...
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Trying to snake a clogged external tower style drain/standing waste overflow and can't seem to go further down

The photos in this post are very similar to my own setup. I've used this photo to get an idea of how the standing waste overflow works. I'm as stuck as my tub on this issue. I tried Liquid Plumr ...
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Are bathtub sizes the rough in size or the tub interior size?

I am looking at installing a tub and the sizes are not clear what they are. For example, the "Amiga" bath gives dimensions 72.0″ L x 36.0″ W x 21.0″ H. Is the 6 feet the size of the rough in, or is ...
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Should I use Kerdi membrane or cement backerboard?

I have to redo my tub surround due to moisture leaks and failing grout. One of the company says they are going to apply kerdi membrane on the drywall, then tiles onto the kerdi membrane, and as such ...
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How should I shim the feet of a modular tub?

I did the tile in another bath - house built around 1990. Sub floor is in great shape and level(?). Sterling (Kohler) 'Ensemble' unit. It appears there are 8 'feet' that are a part of the 'grid' ...
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How could I repair the following bathtub chip?

Like a fool, I managed to chip the bathtub in my apartment - what would my best bet be for repairing this, short of replacing the entire tub? Long story short, I dropped something in the bathtub ...
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Why does a tub spout leak

Why does a tub spout leak. Brand new combo shower tub valve and tub spout. Will slowly leak over a few days before completely dries out, about a tablespoon. The plumber came back and replaced the ...
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Is it wise (or even code-compliant) to cut an access panel for my bathtub drain?

I am installing a replacement bathtub. I've decided that I need to slightly lengthen my overflow pipe, and it would be kind of nice to be able to inspect that area well for leaks, before I put up the ...
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Tub faucet handle will not come off

The right tub faucet handle absolutely will not come off and may have become fused. I've tried a variety of ways and angles with maximum personal force (I'm a large guy) and even bought a faucet ...
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Small leak in bathtub valve stem (hot)

I replaced the valve stems in my bathtub yesterday. When screwing in both the cold and diverter stems, they slowly got tighter and tighter as I went (as expected). However, with the hot stem there ...
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leaky bathtub not sure where the leak is

We had drips from ceiling right below bathtub upstairs. It only happened when the tub was filled with water(even small amount, so probably not overflow issue). I don't see any bathtub crack. What can ...
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slow draining bathtub - is a frozen pipe a possibility?

Our bathtub has recently started draining very slowly (bathtub fills with water during a normal shower and takes a while to completely empty). This problem has coincided with winter, and I'm wondering ...
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How to fix a leaking bath tub overflow drain?

My bath tub is over the kitchen on the second floor. It appears the bath tub overflow drain leaks a sizeable amount. At times the kids aren't paying attention and the water goes in. The water leaks ...
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What precautions should I take installing tile on a backerboard in an area surrounded by cement?

I had to have my old three-handle tub faucet replaced by a plumber, because the valves in the handles were rotted into the handle bodies. When the tile came off, we found that the wall behind the ...