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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.) ...
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Can I safely reduce the height of this tub stopper?

Re-doing a bathroom, original plumbing c. 1963. That tall silver thing stops the tub. You lift and turn it to stop water from flowing out. As you can probably guess, the stopper is preventing us ...
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Unusual sized freestanding bathtub drain flexhose

I bought a freestanding tub online and it came with a 1 3/4 flexhose which doesn't fit my standard plumbing which is 1 1/2. Is there a way to make it fit? (It's made in China)
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How to unstuck a bathtub stopper

I've got a drain assembly like the 2nd image in This answer. My problem is exactly like the one in that question except I'm trying to fix the non-working assembly instead of unclog the drain. it is ...
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Water won't drain completely from my bath sink

I live in an apartment, my bath sink won't drain completely. The drain isn't slow it just never drains completely. The standing water becomes slimy if not cleaned every day. I think there must be ...
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Identifying and fixing/removing odd bathtub drain stopper

I have a tub with a broken drain stopper consisting of metal rod(s) inside the drain assembly, below the in-tub drain connected up through the overflow. As best I can tell, it looks something like the ...
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Water taps open and running water when I come home

I've had two occurances where I've come home from work to find my bath taps open and gushing water, even though they were off when I left for work. First time it was both hot and cold taps, yesterday ...
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Very strange: tub & shower blocked, but toilet and sink fine, and snake won't fix it

Here's a doozy that so confused my plumber he left without fixing the problem: the tub and shower are both backed up but are somehow connected, since water in one will cause bubbles and eventually, a ...
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Which bathtubs do not require installation?

I need a "no install" bathtub for an otherwise great apartment that only has a shower. The bathtub would be used nightly by an American adult of average height (not short but not "tall" either) and ...
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Drywallers messed up tile backer board, can I still tile?

I had the drywallers install denshield tile backer and I am finally getting around to tiling. I noticed a problem while looking at it the other night. Most places I've seen say that the gap between ...
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Plunger stuck inside tub drain

I have an older bathtub with a "plunger drain" setup like this: I can see the very top of the plunger's linkage assembly (it must have become detached from the trip lever linkage at some point, and ...
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What are the design limits of a normal tub overflow drains (and their gaskets)?

We have a leak from the tub into the ceiling below. I'm pretty sure it's from the overflow drain, but as soon as the home warranty plumber heard this he said "oh, that's the problem, the overflow ...
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Kohler bathtub cold water stem removal

Need to remove stem from bathtub cold water faucet which turns on clockwise and off counter-clockwise. Does Lefty-Loosy apply here?
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Bath tub spout still drips a little after replacing, is this normal?

I didn't notice the leaking from the spout until some guests told me. It was dripping big drops. The spout is the type installing using hexa bolt. I bought the replacement at HomeDepot and followed ...
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When is acetone not effective when cleaning up residual caulking?

I have read in several places, including here, that using acetone as part of a caulking clean step is useful/effective. I have scrapped off most of the caulk on my bath tub and am trying to clean the ...
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Why do bathroom sinks have overflow holes whereas kitchen sinks and tubs do not?

My understanding is that the purpose of the overflow holes is twofold-- To allow water to flow down you drain faster. To prevent overflow if the sink is filling faster than it's draining. If #1 was ...
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How to open up the overflow drain cover of a massage bathtub?

Our massage bathtub was installed by the previous owner. I want to snake bathtub through the overflow drain to unclog the drain. But its cover is kind of unique. I couldn't find any instruction online....
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Can I use acrylic caulk around the bath?

used acrylic caulk in my kitchen on backsplash and love, love it. you just can't stain it. want to use it around the bath instead of this rubbery stuff I had. am i being wrong headed..?
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Close gap between bathtub border and wall

In my bathroom, I have a bathtub with a showerhead. The bathtub is diagonal, one side is a semihigh wall, behind is the toilet. The other side is attached to a wall. Problem now is that there is a gap ...
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Is there a check valve in the bathtub valve that would prevent water from going reversed through the valve?

New single handled type shower tub faucet in a new house in Mexico. 250 gallon gravity fed tank on roof. Has boiler. Water comes out real slow. Appears when in cold position no water comes out, only ...
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Drilling into a bathtub

I am trying to install a bath shower door . I need to drill holes into my tub and I am using a Milwaukee Drill with Dewalt titanium drill bit set. I am not sure what sort of bath tub mine is (fiber ...
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How can I remove this bathtub drain

I want to remove our older style bathtub drains that use a drain lever with linkage and replace it with a popup drain. However, unlike most of the examples here and on other sites, our drain doesn't ...
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Running water in master shower causes guest bathtub spigot to drip

If this sounds familiar, I deleted my previous question cause I have more info that changes the facts. I noticed that my son's guest bathroom tub had a little water around the drain after I took a ...
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How to best repair poorly fitted rubber ring around overflow of bathtub?

I flooded my downstairs neighbor and after doing some troubleshooting, I figured out why. The overflow outlet on my tub was poorly fitted by the previous person touching it (I bought the condo like ...
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Moen faucet cartridges repeatedly fail with torn seals

My tub/shower faucet had a slow leak a few weeks ago, so I chose to replace the cartridge (after removing the old one and looking at it, it's a Moen 1225). This solved the problem. However, I had a ...
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Replacing Exhaust Fan in Bathroom and connecting to semi rigid aluminum duct

I am replacing my exhaust fan in the bathroom and having a hard time connecting the new fan to the aluminum semi rigid duct, because is hard to compress, extend or curve. How can I make this easier ? ...
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can KY jelly be used in a pinch if no silicone plumbers lubricant is available? this is NO joke!

The tub faucet is in pieces right now and wanted to have repaired before the man of the house returns from his daily labors. I've replaced before but used no lubricant. That may be why it needs ...