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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 prevent this bath faucet from leaking while the shower is running?

Here's a photo of my setup: The hose and nozzle hanging down in the picture make up the shower head assembly (it is a hand shower that can hang up on the wall or be removed for directed use). You'll ...
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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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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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Grout or caulk between acrylic bathtub and tile?

Contractor who remodeled our bathroom used non-sanded grout between bathtub (acrylic) and first layer of tile. He said that he recommends that instead of caulk as caulk will be trapping moisture and ...
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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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Should the backer board be in front of or behind the tub flange?

I'm installing a new bath tub and shower. I've removed the old tile down to the studs. Should the backer board be in front of or behind the tub flange? I put it on the rear tub wall from floor to ...
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How can I identify the brand name of bathtub?

I need to replace the pump on my jetted tub and the plumber requests the brand name of the bathtub in order to do so. Where do I look to see if I can locate the brand name? This tub was possibly ...
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Low pressure in shower of tub/shower combo

I have a tub shower combo where the tub and the shower have separate taps but I believe share the same water lines. The tub part has tons of pressure but the shower has hardly any. I've recently ...
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How can I patch a large hole in a metal bathtub?

My tub is rotting from the top and I'm not yet ready to replace it. Water collects along one of the short sides of the tub (not the end with the faucet, the opposite end) and that is rotting and now ...
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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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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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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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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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Tub surrond caulking question

My contractor just completed replacing the tub surround. the walls are tiled from the tub to the ceiling. A few things I'm not too sure about, and would like to get some opinions. The contractor did ...
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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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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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How do I anchor an acrylic claw foot tub?

I have been working on remodeling my bathroom. As part of the renovations we have decided to replace our old tub with an acrylic claw foot tub. The tub is extremely light weight. I am assuming that ...
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Why would my bathtub spout stop leaking after fixing a water pressure issue?

Something strange happened in my bathroom. For a few days the tub spout was leaking non-stop. During that time the water pressure had been low and there was no hot water. I thought that the leak was ...
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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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How to fix a huge gap between tub faucet and tile

We just moved into an old house and two of the tub faucets have huge gaps from the tile as pictured below. This is something that I feel needs to be addressed right away to prevent shower water from ...
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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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Is there a way to adjust the bathtub handle tension?

Is there a way to adjust the tension on a stem for a posti-temp valve? I've taken off the handle and trim, and I don't see any way to adjust the tension. I have a single turn handle on my bath tub. ...
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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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How do I patch rusty spots in bathtub?

One of the tubs in our new home has a few spots where the enamel is chipped away and the metal underneath has started rusting. I don't want to replace the tub yet, so how can I clean and patch the tub?...
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Can I connect laundry tub drain directly into floor drain?

I would like to install a laundry room tub directly over the floor drain. Can I simply have the tub drain directly into the top of the floor drain?
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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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How to drain a free standing bathtub

I have a freestanding bathtub to be installed on a bathroom with concrete floor that will be tilled. There were no instructions with the bathtub and the company doesn't really care (Brazil has ...
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How can I remove the faucet cover I dropped down the drain?

I dropped the plastic (H) round faucet cover of my bathtub faucet down my tub drain, and now the water will barely drain out. What do I do.
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Leaking bathtub from seal underneath around drainspout

Our tub is leaking from a curved line around one side of the drain underneath the tub. We have a hole in the ceiling to see it and can see little droplets of water forming along that area. The ...
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What can I do to stop my fiberglass bathtub from squeaking?

I have a fiberglass bathtub in my mobile home that is roughly 5' x 4' in size. The mobile home is a 1978 doublewide, and the tub was in the home when we purchased it, 5 years ago, so I'm sure it's ...
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Tub spout leaking when water is off

What could be some reasons why a tub faucet's spout leaks when water is turned off? E.g. some gasket within the mixing valve perhaps? The shower doesn't leak, just the tub spout.
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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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Loud water sounds when tub faucet is turned on

I have the Alder tub/shower combo (http://www.moen.com/adler/spot-resist-brushed-nickel-posi-temp-r-tub-shower/_/R-CONSUMER%3AL82694EPSRN). When I turn on the water for the tub, the sounds of water ...
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3 pole switch with 2 wires

Old house. Replacing existing Bath fan/light/heater with new version. A single three switch pole (hope I'm describing that right). Old set up ran 2 12-2s as the power source We replaced the old wire ...
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How can I attach an overflow cover in a bathtub with no access panel?

Years ago, the builders put the bathtub in the wrong way so that it abuts tile in the bathroom behind it. The only way to put in an access panel or to access the pvc behind the tub would be to either ...
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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 ...
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What are the pros and cons of cast iron vs. porcelain covered steel bathtubs?

What are the pros and cons of cast iron vs. porcelain covered steel bathtubs? I'm wanting a free standing bathtub but do not want the fiberglass or acrylic type that are common now.
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How can I build up the hardibacker if it doesn't come flush with the tub

So I have put hardibacker on the walls around the tub and on one of the three walls the wall is not flush with the tub flange (See pic below). Not sure how to make the wall a bit thicker to go over ...
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fast fill faucets and fast drain for 70 gallon walk-in tub

Is there a size requirement for a fast-fill faucet? 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch supply pipe? Will it work with a 1/2 inch line? Also, what size drain for a fast empty of said tub of 70 gallons?
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Why is the hot water in my tub fluctuating between hot, warm and cold?

I've been living for a year in a 1985 (or so) 8-floor condo in the NYC metropolitan area. The building is well managed. I have a kitchen and a bathroom with both a separate shower and a jacuzzi/...
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Faucet supposed to stick out this far?

A local plumbing company installed my tub/shower. In my uneducated opinion, this faucet doesn't look right and seems to be sticking too far out. Should it look like this? I don't want to be overly ...
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How to stop water running down shower tube and under the bath

We've got a corner jacuzzi bath tub with a shower attachment. The shower tube goes through a hole and via a spring so that the tube retracts automatically. The problem is that water collects on the ...
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Do I also need to apply thinset to my Subway tiles or is it enough to just put it on the wall?

Subway tile question regarding a bathtub surround. Do I need to apply thinset on the back of the tile? Subway tiles are small, can I just put thinset on the wall and apply the tiles? Thank you