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Shower drain location

I'm planning to remove a bathtub and replace it with a shower. I'm planning to create the shower base myself, rather than buy a pre-made pan. However, I won't be able to move the drain, since I'm on ...
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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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Opening tubes to unclog bathroom sink

I need to drain my bathroom sink because it is clogged. I checked a couple of videos and I am confused on the following: 1)I see that to "unscrew" the tube underneath they turn it to the right instead ...
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Bath tub spout rough in

I am surprised it is so hard to find a diagram or description of the proper way to rough in a bathtub spout. In case it makes any difference, the specific spout will be a Toto TS210EV with diverter. ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I make an enamel-on-steel bathtub feel/sound more substantial?

I'm installing an enamel on steel bathtub on a concrete slab. Any good ideas for what can I do to make it feel and sound less flimsy and hollow? Edit: How about lead diving weights as harmonic ...
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Bathtub trip lever broken and detached

I have somehow broken the bathtub trip lever and it is detached from the inside. How easy is it to fix it? I am worried that whatever (chain, rod) that is behind the bathtub might be falling down to ...
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How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?

My father is the owner of the house, and on the second floor area there is a bathtub over the top of the water damaged ceiling on the first floor that i currently live, my father told me that these ...
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What is the glue stuff you use to seal a glass shower panel to the tub?

I've got a frameless shower enclosure (I think that's what it is called) and the transparent glue/seal between the glass and the tub is peeling off. What is it? I'm guessing some kind of transparent ...
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Installing new Moen valve not working

I am remodeling my bathroom and the "tile guy" removed my shower parts. The old Moen valve was still retained. I put everything back in using new Moen shower kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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How should I handle cracked grout in my two bathrooms?

Both bathrooms have cracked grout where the tile meets the tub. They were done by a contractor 2.5 years ago. The second picture shows a crack going away from the tub between tiles. This bathroom has ...
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Reattaching Drain Rod to Trip Lever

The trip lever on my bathtub drain has broken. The small loop on the back of the trip lever drain broke off (see picture) and thus can't connect to the rod anymore. Now when I went to purchase a new ...
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Leveling bathroom floor with purlins (surface shims, leveling strips)under tub [duplicate]

I have a small 5 x 11 bathroom in 1961 coop/condo, wood subfloor (pictured) is not level. We don’t think water damage just building settling. This is a gut job, all fixtures being replaced. Would it ...
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How to drill into an acrylic tub to create an overflow drain

We bought a freestanding tub and did not realize it did not have an overflow drain. We need to add one to meet code. Does anyone have experience with this they can share?
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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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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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Can I connect these two different types of drain material together? If so, what sealant should I use?

I'm preparing to replace a bathtub and the new one requires a different drain assembly (the overfill drain is a wide-mouth connector). Anyway, I'm noticing that the new drain pipe material itself is ...
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Can I prevent my tub faucet from leaking by diverting the water to the shower, and shutting off the shower head?

So, my tub faucet is leaking. I live in an apt and I'm not too sure when the landlord is actually going to get this issue fixed. Right now, there is a steady, light stream of water coming out of the ...
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Manufactured home bathtub/shower wall installation

We purchased a 15 yr old mfd. home. Master bath has an ABS(?) bathtub with separate shower walls. It's serviceable, but will eventually need to be replaced(ugly). A: I would like an all in one insert ...
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Removing a cast iron tub

I need to remove a 45 yo cast iron tub for a remodeling job and don't want to damage the surrounding walls etc too much. How were these things attached? And how do I unhook the plumbing etc to remove ...
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Tankless Hot Water Filling Tub - GPM?

I have a question about how filling a bathtub would work with a tankless system. Due to my panels load/capacity I'm looking at the RHEEM RTEX-11 with a Flow Rate: up to 2.68 GPM. I'm worried about ...
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M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting

M24 and 15/16” aerators aren’t fitting When we purchased our home, the bathtub’s faucet in the master bath no longer had the male aerator attached. I measured the diameter of the opening and found it ...
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what should we do at the chipped tub rim lip

The new tub rim upturn lip has chipped and cracked a little. To install the wall tiles, which option is better? Install the tile backboard (is it cement board) in front of the upturned lip and ...
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Bathtub faucet is not responsive

The bathtub faucet on the cold water side is doing something strange. When I turn the handle, nothing happens until I turn it a little more than half of the way around, then the water comes rushing ...
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Do I need to replace this sub floor after bad tub installation?

I bought this house ~6 months ago and I noticed then that the caulk around this tub was not installed properly. I just barely got around to opening it up and seeing what was underneath and I found ...
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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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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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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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Bathtub drain & overflow

Decided to DIY a refinish kit on my tub (it’s a rental and I’m broke); unfortunately, I cannot get the rusty, corroded drain to budge. Tried special tools, tried inserting pliers into the X and using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Treating old cedar?

I just moved into a home with an interesting master bath. The back shower wall and the vanity are made entirely from rough red cedar. It looks good and has minimal wear so far. Some soap scum and It ...
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Shower problems…

I recently had some plumbing work done to my shower. Pipes replaced, faucet, as well as the hot/cold knobs. I went to take a shower a couple of days later. Water flowed fine through my shower head for ...
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Bathtub Drain Stopper too large?

Is there a smaller size that's standard? I pulled out a broken bathtub drain insert because it was broken, and the standard 1-1/2 inch size does not fit. Is there another standard size that fits maybe ...
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How long can I shower with tub chips?

My tub has recently developed some 1" to 1 1/2" tub chips. I've already purchased the porcelain repair touch-up solution, but haven't gotten around to applying it yet. See the following photo. How ...
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Removing bathtub tread

I work for a well known hotel chain. Corporate has mandated that we replace the bathtub tread with a corporate approved product. In order to do so I must remove the current tread from 94 rooms. I ...
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What is this part called on a bathtub handle

One of the handles in my bathtub spins and after taking it apart I noticed it was missing the piece that would prevent it from spinning. I'm having trouble finding the name of the part yet alone an ...
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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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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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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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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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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/...