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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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Do I need wall lining between a bathtub and insulation

Following up on my previous question about tiling over the tub lip I am trying to figure out how it is all going to fit together. Below is the bathtub picture. The long edge is going to be against the ...
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How to remove bathtub drain

This bathtub drain gets stuck whenever I try to pull it out. Is there a different removal method to get it out besides turning the drain anti-clockwise?
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Sound of water running after bath taps turned off

When running a bath, for the duration of my bath I hear water running/heavy trickling coming from the drain away holes at the top of the bath drain. This has got louder and stronger over the last few ...
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Tiling over the bathtub lip vs up to the lip

I am renovating the bathroom and everything I see online says to tile over the lip. This creates one obvious problem - to replace the bathtub one would have to remove the tile, and since style and ...
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How can I repair a surface chip in a bathtub?

I accidentally damaged my tub, the color is still there but the finish or outer layer shell is missing. Any ideas how I can repair this without making it look worse?
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Options for raised bathtub platform

We are building a new 6' x 15' bathroom with a 6' x 7' area which will contain a shower and a stand-alone tub. The shower pan will be 6' x 3.5' and we are planning to build a small raised platform (6'...
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How to heat a bathtub when the water heater isn't doing enough?

I have a big tub and a small water heater. I live in an apartment so there's not much I can do about that right now. I've looked into immersion heaters and from what I can tell they aren't meant for ...
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Restore bathtub enamel?

Have a bathtub that is abotu 12 yrs old, with a shower and the bottom of the tub seems to have a spot where the enamel is wearing off. Never seen this happen before. Probably because I was so poor ...
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Fontaine shower diverter cartridge

I am remodelling a bathroom. The current tub/shower combo that previous owners installed says "Fontaine" on the front but otherwise has no model number or anything I can find. It works ...
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Could a chipped tiling flange on acrylic tub cause problems in the future?

I just had my plumber install an acrylic alcove tub with double tiling flange and noticed afterwards that he must have chipped the corner of the tiling flange acrylic during the process. From what I ...
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Bathtub drain schedule: to keep or to replace?

We're remodeling our first bathroom and learning a lot. I'm planning on having the existing cast iron tub refinished after tiling everything. But before I tile, I need to figure out what to do with ...
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How to polish an old dull fiber shower+tub combo?

I have a fiberglass bathtub and shower combo in a rental that's likely more than a decade old. The finish is very dull and feels almost matte to the touch. There are no noticeable scratches or peeling ...
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Putting shower head in the sink caused flood

The bathroom in our rental has a cartridge that you push in to change from a shower to a bath, and the shower has a hose that lets you detach it from the wall. My tenant said that she had been putting ...
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Installing bath sink draining for pedestal when drain does not line up

I have install a pedestal sink in my basement half bath. The drain pipe is perpendicular to the sink and the p-trap does not extend out far enough from the pedestal to allow for connecting. What are ...
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Can I connect a bathroom sink drain to a bathtub drain?

I am looking to move the bathroom sink across the bathroom. The only possibility of draining it would be by tying it to the adjacent bathtub / shower combo floor drain. My question is whether this is ...
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Identifying my trip-lever drain stopper to buy a replacement

I inherited a rented apartment with a trip-lever drain stopper in the bathtub with the stopper itself missing (see attached images). The maintenance told me that they cannot replace the missing part ...
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Low flow rate from new Delta valve

Newly remodeled bathroom. I had the plumber install a Delta R10000-UNWS (with stops) valve for the tub/shower. When tiled, he installed a Delta Monitor 17 series trim (spout, handle, shower head). ...
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Can the internal part of a slip-on tub spout be removed to install it as a front-end threaded spout?

I bought a Pfister pfirst modern shower trim kit as it's one of the few compatible with my 80's Pfister Avante valve. I'm discovering now, however, that the included tub spout appears to be the "...
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Bath diverter spout has extra quarter turn left in it

I've just installed (screwed in) a bath diverter spout. The outlet obviously has to point down once it is fully screwed in. When hand tightening, it is possible to complete an extra quarter turn at ...
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Tub Spout Stub-out Not Square to Wall

Replacing a tub spout...took the old one off without issue or really looking at things. Generally a no brainer. When replacing with new Moen spout (typical 1/2" slip-fit CC connection) I noticed ...
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Bathtub drain has hole in it and the pop up drain is also stuck

I am wanting to know who I should call to fix a bathtub drain pipe and the pop up drain on a bathtub. The house is a one story on a concrete slab. The clean out is between the kitchen and the bathroom....
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Tub overflow drain upstairs with water damage on downstairs living room ceiling

A couple of weeks ago, I had a large amount of water drain via the overflow drain in my master bath upstairs (the water was too cold so I was draining water not only through the tub's main drain but ...
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How should I transition between cement board floor and alcove tub?

Remodeling a bathroom and about to put in the floor. I have a plywood subfloor, and I'm about to install 1/2-in cement board on top, bedded in modified thinset spread with a quarter inch notched ...
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Master bath faucet leaks when using other showers or when running dishwasher

I have a master bathroom pretty much next to a second bathroom upstairs. Lately I noticed that when the 2nd bathroom shower is being used the master bathtub faucet leaks. I guess the same thing is ...
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How to adhere edge of bullnose tile to drywall as trim for shower/tub surround

I'm freshening up a bathroom and replacing some bullnose tile that covered up the edges of the tub/shower surround. I am also a complete tile novice. To be completely clear, there's no tile in the ...
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Please help me figure out who made this bathtub faucet

I would like to replace my bathroom shower fixtures and I am having a hard time finding one that is compatible with the current mixing valve and screw placement. Does anyone know this brand?
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Remove spacer before filling gap between screed and bath tub?

I need to fill the gap (approx. 10 cm wide and 15 cm high) between the existing screed (underfloor heated) and the tub. There is insulating/spacer foam around the edge (hard to see, white arrows). Do ...
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Tub drain takes time to drain

The house I shifted into recently was built in 2016; I have lived here for six weeks and don't know the place yet. Before moving in, I had the plumber check all the pipes and drains. After shifting, I ...
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How do I remove a plunger inside the overflow assembly? without the rod?

I have an issue about some type of plunger stuck inside the overflow assembly. The tub is older and the overflow cover plate was gone and the entire assembly was missing when I got to the tub (helping ...
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Pulled a lot of stuff from Bath tub drain, now the clog is even worse!

My bathroom bathtub was very slow to drain, water will stand in the tub for long time. I bought the 20 ft long auger (advertised for bathtubs) and I can't believe I snaked through about 12 feet deep ...
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Close gaps between bathtub and drywall

How can I close the gaps between the sides of the bathtub and the drywall?
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Should I use plumbers tape on tub drain or just plumbers putty?

I am replacing the tub drain (chrome to bronze). I was wondering if I should use plumbers tape on the drain, or is the putty enough? EDIT: Thank you for your responses. I am changing the drain only. ...
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How do I eliminate tub spout gap?

I have a gap between the tub spout and the tile wall. How would I straighten the pipe? I’ve included two photos. One to show the spout and the other to show the copper pipe. This is a condo complex so ...
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Low water pressure from tub spout after new cartridge and spout

I had very low water pressure coming out of my bathtub spout and the shower diverter was faulty so I removed the spout. The pressure was low coming out of the 1/2 inch copper pipe. I then replaced the ...
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Clear Marine Vinyl Sheet On Bathtub Surround To Temporarily Waterproof Walls?

I have a bathroom upstairs with a bathtub/shower, and a bathroom downstairs directly below. I keep getting a significant leak from the upstairs bathroom down through the ceiling into the bathroom ...
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Seal gap between bathtub faucet and cracking tile

We've got a 1/2 inch gap between our bathtub faucet and the tile, and as you can imagine water has been leaking through and sometimes even dripping though the wall to the floor below. The tile is ...
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Can I remove the bathtub — just the tub — without shutting off the water supply?

I have to replace my bathroom subfloor due to water damage from a leaking toilet. Therefore, I need to move my bathtub, replace the subfloor underneath it, and reinstall the tub. However, there is no ...
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What glue & screw/bolt/nut to use to fix the bathtub drain overflow?

I was cleaning the bath tub and I had unscrew a cap from the side of bath tub (where the hole is located) below: The cap consists of 2 parts:Part A & B as below When I removed part B, there was ...
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Bathtub Resurfacing Options: Pour-on vs. Spray-on

I'd like to resurface an old cast iron/porcelain tub, and in my research of professionals I've found they use various products, but two methods of application: pour-on and spray-on. I'm looking to ...

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