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New bathtub diverter spout drains back into wall

I replaced my old diverter spout with a new one (both Delta), and I've found that the new one will leak water back through the hole in the wall if the diverter is switched off while the shower is ...
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How do I clean this grey stain from my bathtub?

Below is an image of my bathtub, which has this grey stain. I just moved in and it was already there so I don't know what caused it. Is this possible to clean? If it is possible, what do I use? (I ...
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How to fix a leak in an inaccessible bathtub fixture?

Back to my previous homeowners doing weird things. When we got the home inspection, one of the things the inspector noted that for the large jetted tub in the master bath, there was no access panel ...
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Shower mixer handle sticking out too far aesthetically

This question is common enough that it should have a place on the stack exchange - so that the best answers can easily be found. After redoing a bath and waiting to see that everything comes together ...
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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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Soldered copper vs threaded copper at shower valve

I am replacing a shower faucet. The previous install soldered the copper to the shower valve but I am considering using threaded copper in case I ever need to replace it. What are the pros and cons of ...
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Americast Bathtub Drain

I am installing an American Standard bathtub and the instructions are stating that a brass drain/overflow assembly is required. The assembly is about $150 and I would like to avoid it if possible. Is ...
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How far in can tile be installed around bathtub window?

I was wondering how far in can tile be placed around the window sill of a bathtub window? The glass window and the tile may be close to flush or about 1/8 inch from the glass part of the window. ...
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How to remove this brass collar from the pipe

The bathtub faucet is leaking at the diverter so the water can't be directed to the shower head. I bought a universal replacement (different brand) and attempted to remove the old one (it was a Delta ...
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paint a fiberglass tub

We're going to be redoing our bathroom and, unfortunately, there's no room in the budget for a new tub. Is there a way we could paint the tub and, if so, how would I go about doing that?
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Adding a shower to this bathtub

I'm trying to add a shower option to this bathtub. I'm a very new home owner and don't even know if this is a good idea. The challenges I'm having are: Connecting a hand held shower head to the ...
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Spa tub frame too high

So the framer built the oval spa tub frame about an 1 1/2" to perhaps 2" (don't recall exact right now) too high. I told the plumber just to raise the floor where the legs will sit with solid lumber (...
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Drywall/Cement board transition for a tub surround

I am remodeling my bathroom, and intend to replace my bathtub and surround. I have started ripping the 5/8 in. drywall from around the bathtub, and I intend to install a cement board and tile all the ...
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How do I fix a hot tap that doesn't turn on properly anymore?

The hot tap on our bath seems to be getting harder and harder to turn on, to the point where now it only turns a tiny bit and hardly any water can get through. How do I fix this? I've taken a couple ...
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Replacement for Jacuzzi tub faucet with both handles on one side

Our Jacuzzi tub faucet has both hot & cold controls on the same side. I am looking to replace it, but cannot seem to find anything like it on the net. Everything I see has the controls on either ...
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Joist in the way of drain

I'm installing a replacement bathtub. Because a truss joist (3 1/2" wide & running lengthwise in the center of the tub) is in the way of the drain and overflow, I'm left to devise a bend in the ...
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Bathtub mortar base

I'm going to be installing a porcelain enamel/metal bathtub (American Standard Cambridge) and the instructions do not call for a mortar bed but I would like to do one just to be safe. Will this harm ...
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Moving and Installing a Cast Iron Bathtub

I am renovating my bathroom. My wife really wants a cast iron bathtub due to its durability. The one she wants weighs approximately 350 lbs. Does anyone have any practical installation tips for ...
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Plastic tailpiece on brass bathtub drain?

I have a new tub that came with the drain & overflow pre-assembled, but no tailpiece. I found a plastic tailpiece for $5 and I would like to know (1) if it's OK to use on this drain and (2) how to ...
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Vapor barrier behind durock? [duplicate]

I am redoing a shower, tearing off old tile, replacing green board with Durock. I need help on whether I should or should not put a plastic sheet, vapor barrier over the studs before putting in the ...
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Bathtub spout feed unusually short

I took off a bathtub wall spout fitting the other day and was surprised to find that the feed pipe that goes along the inside of the faucet piece was way shorter than I was expecting. This really ...
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tub won't drain – I think lift bucket broke off

My tub won't drain. I tried drain cleaner, but then realized the "sound" of tripping the lift lever was not the same as in our other tub, making me think the mechanism to lift the drain plug "bucket" ...
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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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Should I redo it?

Reinsulated an exterior wall in shower. I had some faced insulation to use up so put it in the wall with the paper to the outside, no staples or tape. I have 6 mil plastic for interior vapor barrier. ...
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How do I replace the pin on a tub rocker

My tub rocker arm split in half, as the rightmost pin/rivet broke. Is there any way to fix apart from buying a new assembly? I've never seen a brass rivet/pin available for sale.
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How can I prevent refinished tub from chipping?

I've used the Rust-Oleum 7860519 Tub And Tile Refinishing 2-Part Kit twice over the last 4 or 5 years for a rental property I own and each time a renter leaves, the finish as chipped off in several ...
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Connecting new drain/overflow drain assembly using coupling

I recently purchased a old house and I have had constant problems with the tub clogging. In the past I was able to snake it successfully but this time the snake seems to have gotten stuck and when I ...
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What's the correct name for this type of bath and shower mixer tap?

I'm looking for a way to find a certain type of tap but I'm not native English and have no idea of the terminology, or even what I need exists... Wall has 2 pipe endings, 15cm apart. I need one big ...
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Removing pop up tub drain assembly

I have a slow draining tub so I tried taking out the stopper but after unscrewing the stopper and the overflow plate there isn't anything more I could do, it seems like there is a one-peice L shaped ...
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Can I caulk around this tub?

As shown in the pic, my one-piece tub/shower was installed poorly. There is a gap between the vinyl top layer and the tile floor. To make it look better I was thinking about caulking it, but I think ...
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How to disassemble Harden (Symmons) tub/shower valve trim?

I'd like to replace the old Harden tub/shower valve trim in my condo's bathroom. As far as I know the Harden company (which already went bankrupt) only made trims and they used Symmons hardware under (...
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How do I remove bathtub drain screw?

I currently have a toe touch drain stopper installed (see first photo), and would like to replace it with a twist stopper (see second photo). The screw on the bottom of the toe touch stopper is ...
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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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Bathroom Tub Handle Leak

I initially had a drip coming from the spout in the bathroom tub. I replaced the hot and cold water stems and put new seats in both. This fixed the drip. The problem I now have is when I turn on ...
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Shim Tub Surround for Cement Board

This has probably been asked a million times. Had a new tub installed today. The tub straps will interfere with my Hardiebacker, which I had planned to run right down to the top of the tub flange. So ...
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How can I relocate this drain to accommodate the new shower pan

I removed a fiberglass shower/bath combo and I wish to replace it with a TileRedi shower pan. 42x60 right drain. the problem is, the spec drawing shows the center of the drain to be 6 inches away from ...
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Sealing what appears to be a non standard overflow drain

I have an overflow drain, as seen in the picture provided, that isn't sealed. The common wisdom I've read online has been to seal with a gasket, but my drain doesn't seem to be anything like the ones ...
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Have bath tubs ever been considered “self-venting” in plumbing code?

Years ago, someone told me that a bath tub with an overflow pipe was considered "self-venting". In other words, you didn't need an additional vent pipe because the overflow pipe served the same ...
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Fixing cracked bathtub with hot glue

I was cleaning my bathtub and noticed it's rusty around the drain hole, then I accidentally popped a hole through the bathtub. I am going to replace it next week, but is it possible to temporarily fix ...
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Is it okay to shut off the cold water(blue tubing) to the water heater with the main water still on?

We have a leak in the bathtub faucet that needs to be addressed, but getting to the main water shutoff is located in a crawl space beneath the adjacent unit. Is it okay if I shut off the cold water ...
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Bathroom caulking question

Just curious if anything in the posted picture should give alarm before recaulking (further prep is underway). Is there supposed to be a deep crevice between the molding and the adjacent tile? Can ...
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How to replace cartridge for this tub valve?

I need to replace the hot water cartridge on my jacuzzi tub. This is all I have access to -- I can't get to the other side. I can't tell how to disassemble this valve to get the cartridge out... any ...
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Tub installation/level questions

I am remodeling our bathroom, and we got a new tub/surround made by American Standard. They're both direct to stud installations. The tub came with a large piece of horizontal plywood along the ...
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Why would there be a wooden board under cement board in tub alcove?

I'm removing the cement board to make tiling easier. I've so far removed two walls. The third wall however is the one with the shower head and controls on it. I rubbed away a bit of cement board (to ...
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How to repair porcelain sink?

I have a chip and some rust in my porcelain sink. How do I repair this and is this causing water leaking? I was thinking to use a wire-brush to brush out the rust and use porcelain paint to repaint ...
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Corners Pieces of Tub Surround bowed out

Just trying to glue up my tub surround this weekend. I have ran into a snaggle that I cannot think or find an answer to. The problem is when I put my corner piece on ( 5 piece surround), the middle ...
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Backer Boards Around Bathtub [duplicate]

I am remodeling a bathroom and I am wondering whether or not I am to cut the backerboard so that it runs behind the tub or just up to the edge of the tub. Whichever is the answer I'd appreciate a ...
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How do I easily remove silicone?

Since some parts of the siliconed area of my bath tub are damaged, I need to replace the silicone. Is there an easy method to remove that silicone?
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Can I tie a vanity sink drain into the bathtub drain?

I'm in the process of remodeling a basement bathroom. It used to have a big shower in it and a vanity on the wall opposite the shower; the shower used a floor drain (obviously) and the vanity sink had ...
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What should be used between a concrete tub and wall tile?

I have an older home that has a large, decorative concrete bathtub/shower with tiled enclosure walls. The walls behind the tile and tub are poured concrete. (Yes, the house is very sturdily built.) ...