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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Shower Tub Valve leaking from behind cartridge

I have a Delta shower/tub valve which controls water flow to our tub (with a diverter that can be switched to shower). There is a slow leak from the tub faucet which I am trying to repair. This ...
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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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What can I use to repair a crack in the plastic layer of a bathtub? [duplicate]

I have a bathtub with a plastic (I think) surface layer which has a small crack in it. The crack is at the bottom, on the inside. Some sort of rusty liquid has now started to ooze out from the crack, ...
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Replacing a washer in a 3 knob tub faucet

I have a leak from the hot handle of a 3 knob tub faucet when the water is running. I am able to turn off the hot water because I have access to the hot water heater but I live in a condo that does ...
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Shower engages immediately instead of using the tub spout

When I turn on my shower the water immediately goes to the shower head and not the tub spout. What's the issue? I put on a new tub spout a while back because the diverter was corroded. It seemed to ...
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Can’t figure out how to remove cartridge of single handle tub faucet

We have a leaking bathtub faucet and need to replace the cartridge but we cant’t figure out how to remove the casing (estachian?) around it. I don’t know the brand or model number. Everything is stuck ...
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Lowering the water pressure in my bathtub spout

I have a small tankless water heater and the flow from my bathtub spout is too strong and the water will not get hot. How can I reduce the flow in just the bathtub spout?
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How do I cover/repair this piece of my bath tub?

See the attached pictures. I'm short on ideas how to cover or replace this piece. I can't afford a full tub replacement right now so that is out of the question. Thanks
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Can I add a pop up drain stopper to this bathtub?

This piece has been missing since we moved in. Bought one from Home Depot and part that screws in was way too big. Does anyone know what kind I would need? When I went back to Home Depot, it looked ...
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How do I replace a tub faucet?

I have a no-name roman faucet on a Jacuzzi type tube. The setup looks like this Moen picture. So far I have replace the #8 O-Ring, however, it did not stop the leak. My goal is: BEST: Replace it ...
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Tub Shoe tight to tub

I have an intermittently leaking tub drain, where it leaks to the ceiling below. Pulling the drain insert, and replacing the putty with fresh putty seems to help for a while. However, I was never ...
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Can I replace my bathroom's floor tile before replacing the tub?

I am doing a complete upgrade in a bathroom. Money is a huge factor. But, I'd rather hire a contractor to rr the tub surround (currently one piece). I'll do everything else myself. Can I put a tile ...
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Is a liner required when bedding a tub over plywood?

Is a liner material like roofing paper required when bedding a tub in mortar over plywood? I am concerned the plywood will suck all the moisture out of the mortar too fast and lead to cracking?
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bath tub faucet drip

After shutting off the main water supply (at the end of my driveway) and removing the faucet handle and the spout, the pipe from the spout still drips water after two hours. I was trying to replace ...
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How to remove bathtub drain flange with nubs?

I have a non-standard bathtub drain flange that I'd like to replace (and also clean up the rust) that has a pair of interior nubs. The drain is 1.75 inches in diameter, and the nubs sit about 0.5 ...
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What is the best board to install behind a glue up tub surround?

I would think it would make sense to install a waterproof board like GoBoard or DensShield behind a fiberglass tub surround, but I can’t find an adhesive that specifically states that it is compatible ...
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Exterior wall vapour barrier behind shower install?

There is discussion of vapor barrier behind a shower at this question, and many recommend not to have a vapor barrier behind the backer board if you are using a membrane on top of the backer, as it ...
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New Tub Lip problem

In my guest bath remodel, I have taken old tub and tile out, and put new tub and concrete board in. My problem is, tub lip is out in front of concrete board on tub sides about a quarter inch maybe a ...
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Strategy for replacing leaky tub trap

I have a leak in the trap underneath my bathtub. Specifically, the leak is happening at the union nut of the trap (see red circle in picture). I have confirmed that the nut at the union does not ...
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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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Treating old cedar?

I just moved into a home with an interesting master bath. The back shower wall and the vanity are made entirely from rough red cedar. It looks good and has minimal wear so far. Some soap scum and It ...
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Plumbing replacement - Drains, P-traps, and Vents

I'm having a bathroom remodel done that involves replacing the leaky old galvanized steel plumbing with PEX piping. I have zero plumbing experience, but I'm not convinced it's being done properly. ...
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Tum toe tap drain removal

I am trying to clear a clog in my bath drain with toe touch stop. I have removed the top portion by unscrewing it. I can’t turn the screw in the bottom portion at all. How can I get it out? Thanks!
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How to remove shower drain

My shower drain is clogged. I want to open the drain cover, but I can't get it off (see picture of drain cover) How should this be opened: prying it off or unscrewing it? Regards, UPDATE This ...
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Shower Over Existing Bath

I have an exsiting bathtub with a short shower hose for use when bathing. I want to add a longer hose and a wall attachment so that we can have stand-up showers. I'm curious whether baths with showers ...
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Fix fiber glass tub or replace

I have a fiber glass tub, which has developed cracks and was sealed with epoxy. 6 months ago, the crack reopened and so I re-applied the epoxy. 2 months ago, the crack extended in front of the epoxy ...
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No hot water in only one bath tub

We are not getting hot water in only one bath tub. The left side is for hot water and right side is for cold. There is no drop in pressure when I turn on only the left side. But instead of hot water ...
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plumbing part for old jacuzzi tub

I have a jacuzzi tub that is at least 22 years old (I found it when I bought the house that long ago). I don't know the make and model, but I was told it is similar to a Jason J4260. To repair a leak, ...
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BATHTUB FAUCET LEAK, MOEN

I put a replacement cartridge in mu Moen Bathtub faucet only to make the leak worse. I used a No. 1225 i see 1220 is interchangeable plus cost $5. less. the only thing we did not spray with Lyme ...
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Does it make sense to use a nipple to connect a tub spout to copper?

I recently purchased a Grohe tub spout and it requires a MNPT fitting on the copper. The MNPT fitting must be placed behind the CBU and the tolerance is 1/8". Since I haven't chosen my tile yet, I'm ...
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How can I fix a chipped acrylic tub?

I dropped something on my Kohler white acrylic tub while installing CBU and it took off a small chip from the corner. What is the best option for fixing this? Here's a picture of the chip:
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Bath tub stopper won't go down into “locked” position anymore

I took off the bathtub stopper and now, when I put it back down into the drain, it won't push down into the locked position! Gahhh.... Basically, the stopper will fit into the drain, but it's left ...
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Replacing spout on irregular bathtub pipe

I am trying to replace a bathtub diverter spout. When I took off the old spout, I discovered it was incorrectly installed. It didn't have the common plastic adapter, the shower spout was just slipped ...
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Can pvc fittings and pvc pipe be used to install tube and shower fixture

Can pvc fittings and pipe be used to install tub and shower fixture.
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Shower in another room leaks when bath is running

I have a free-standing bath in my bedroom and a separate shower stall in an adjacent room. When we run hot water in the bath the shower head starts running-- not just a drip... more like moderate ...
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How to fill 3/4" gap between tub and tile floor

My house is 120 years old and there are very few level surfaces or right angles. I just had the (alcove) tub and shower replaced. One end of the tub apron is nearly flush with the floor, but the ...
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Does a bathtub spout with a diverter have to be on the same side as the valve, or can I move it over to the side of the tub?

I'm putting in a shower/tub unit and we want to have the tub spout on the side of the tub in the middle. The valve unit will be in the usual place on the end of the tub, with the shower head above it....
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Shower problems…

I recently had some plumbing work done to my shower. Pipes replaced, faucet, as well as the hot/cold knobs. I went to take a shower a couple of days later. Water flowed fine through my shower head for ...
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Bathtub Drain Stopper too large?

Is there a smaller size that's standard? I pulled out a broken bathtub drain insert because it was broken, and the standard 1-1/2 inch size does not fit. Is there another standard size that fits maybe ...
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Leveling bathroom floor with purlins (surface shims, leveling strips)under tub [duplicate]

I have a small 5 x 11 bathroom in 1961 coop/condo, wood subfloor (pictured) is not level. We don’t think water damage just building settling. This is a gut job, all fixtures being replaced. Would it ...
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Why is my bathtub handle difficult to turn?

I moved into a new place, and the bathtub handle in the upstairs bath is very difficult to turn. The bathtub in the other bath downstairs does not have this issue. Handle looks to be a Moen, and there'...
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Drilling Countersink for Acrylic Tub-Shower Surround Fasteners

I am planning on installing a Delta 400 Classic Curve Acrylic Tub and matching Surround. Above, and around, the surround will be Purple drywall or Cement Board. Tile will not be involved. I would ...