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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lift bucket in tub won't go down enough

The lever to the lift bucket was stuck and I didn't want to force it so I took the screws out and took out the assemblage and lift bucket to inspect. I cleaned off the lift bucket and put it back in. ...
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Would it make sense to peel off paint from peeling bathtub

The paint in our tub has been developing air pockets under it for a while, and this morning a big chunk ripped off. As far as I can see, the layer underneath is undamaged except for the stains. ...
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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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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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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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Proper size drain and venting behind new bathtub

I'm a plumbing newbie and I'm adding a bathtub where one didn't exist before and I want to make sure that I am plumbing the drain properly. I have a 2" drain available to me directly below the tub ...
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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 ...