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Questions tagged [shower]

For topics generally relating to the design, materials, fixtures, construction, maintenance, and other specialized considerations of a shower enclosure, typically located within a bathroom.

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Shower Flange Threading

I had to replace my valve stem on my shower, it was an older style with the 3 knobs (hot, diverter, cold). I have the valve stem out and replaced but trying to re-attach the Flange is for some reason ...
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Tiling shower ceiling next to drop ceiling

I'm installing a tile shower. I have cement board attached directly to my joists on my basement ceiling. I am about to tile this, and I am installing a drop ceiling after the shower is finished. How ...
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Humidity in a shower with a microcement floor

I made a decision that is giving me several problems: I decided to put a microcement floor in my house. One of the dirtiest problems is in the shower. The micro-cement around the drain gets wet when ...
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shower wall jets replacement

One of our old wall mount jets in the shower broke. The pipe got rusted. The plumbing suppliers do not sell this kind of wall shower jets in California because of regulations. I am wondering if I can ...
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After replacing a recirculating pump (and pressure regulator), shower won't run hot

We've just had a our pressure regulator replaced, and a new recirculating pump installed. All 3 showers used to get hot water reasonably quickly (15-20 seconds). Now the shower furthest from the ...
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Kerdi shower pan in a shower with 2 drains

Well my simple bathroom refresh has become a full on gut and remodel. I ripped out the tub/shower and plan on turning it into a large walk in shower approx 43" × 72". Since I already have 2 complete ...
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will unmodified thinset stick to hardiboard?

Will unmodified thinset stick to hardiboard, I want to apply a schluter membrane to it? I am making an shower
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How should I attach glass panes for use as shower walls in place of tile?

How should I attach glass panes for use as shower walls in place of tile? I want to build an all glass shower, including glass panel back walls (see picture at top of page here: http://grayglassblog....
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Plywood vs cement board for shower alcove

I'm building a tile shower, have the pan set and most of the cement board up. I've come up to the height where the shower alcove (or niche) will go. General searches have shown most people cutting ...
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Tub Drain SLOWLY Drains - If You Hold “Knob” Down It Drains At Regular Speed

I am sure this is just due to age and wear and tear on the drain, but I do not know where to start. My drain slowly drains, but if I hold the "knob" down it will drain at regular speed. What should ...
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How to install a grab bar in a tiled shower

I would like to install a grab bar in my tiled shower. Do I need to find a stud or will wall anchors be enough?
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How difficult would it be to convert a regular US-style shower faucet into a thermostat faucet?

I have a regular US-style shower faucet at home which looks like this: I would like to convert it into a faucet that has a built-in thermostat, so that I could always have the same water temperature ...
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Drywall to Shower Liner Junction

I'm planning on building a shower with a typical plastic shower pan liner: https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/8e45b9f6-39cd-4f9a-ba89-c86cd5071314/svn/oatey-shower-bases-pans-41631-...
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Shower leaking at joint

New shower in new house has been causing serious problems. Initially leaking out both sides and down through to downstairs along copper pipes into a cupboard containing gas heating equipment. Got ...
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Shower head drips while filling tub

I was reading a previous post and I have the same problem. Filling the tub and water comes from the shower head. Wife hates it. We used pex from the valve to both outlets with drop ear 90s. The tub ...
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What to use to flatten and prep wall before installing Schluter Kerdi membrane for tiling?

I am remodeling a bathroom that was originally done with 1/2 inch drywall. I opened-up the walls to move plumbing and electrical as required and then covered-up those sections with new 1/2 inch ...
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3 Handle Shower Cold Water Turns On Shower

I have a 3 Handle Shower/Tub where the left is Hot, middle is shower, and right is cold. The Hot knob works exactly as expected, the shower knob turns the shower on and off, BUT the cold knob will ...
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re-combine shower and tub in master bath

I have separate tub and shower, and the shower plumbing is in the wall that separates the two, and the tub faucet is on the deck (?) of the fiberglass tub. I am considering doing away with the tub ...
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anatomy of Kohler handheld showerhead - flow restrictor

I have a Kohler Flipside handheld showerhead (K-17493), rated at 2.5 gallons per minute. But the actual flow from the showerhead is under 2 gallons per minute. The problem seems to lie with the ...
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Corner bead cement covering

Recently I've renovated a bathroom in my house. I re-tiled the shower and there was extra cement on the wall after the bullnose was put in. I wanted to cover the cement so I could just paint the ...
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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Bullnose tile, start and stop tiling job

Getting ready to tile my first shower. Planning to start at the bottom and work up. Do I place the bullnose trim alongside the courses of tile as I go up? Or finish the big pieces then place all the ...
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When to install bullnose tile

Getting ready to tile my first shower. Planning to start at the bottom and work up. Do I place the bullnose trim alongside the courses of tile as I go up? Or finish the big pieces then place all the ...
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Shower works fine for 5-10 mins then water becomes scalding hot

I hop in the shower set it to the desired temp; all is fine for 10 mins or so. Next I hear a drop in water pressure followed by scalding hot water. I turn the shower head away from me to avoid ...
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Shower water shuts off

I have a single lever shower lever, turn counter clockwise to turn on water and further you go hotter the water gets. My problem is when i turn lever to far counter clockwise to get the water to hot ...
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installing a trap for a basement shower

I am preparing to install a shower in my basement. I have an access hole with cast iron pipe running horizontal about 12" deep from the main stack to the access hole (about 18" in length), then ...
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Water pressure drops while any faucet turned on

My incoming pressure gauge read 85psi from meter. My outgoing pressure after pressure reducer is 55psi. When using shower it decreases to about 45 psi. But incoming from still reads steady 85psi. Is ...
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Stop water pooling on a shower pocket shelf?

I have just moved into a new place and the walk in shower has a great, but flat, pocket shelf cut into the back wall. However the water pools after every shower which requires me to pick up all the ...
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Window options for shower?

The layout in our only bathroom is really cramped. We are about to redo it and if we move the tub to a different wall it would open up a lot of space. The downside is that wall has the only window. ...
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What's this copper bit on my thermostatic shower cartridge for, and can I cut part of it off?

I ordered almost the right replacement cartridge. Right diameter, right number of teeth in the spline. Seals line up perfectly. The only issue is this copper bit sticking out the back: That keeps the ...
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How can I fix/modify my tub/shower combo so the water comes out of the showerhead?

My house has a guest bathroom that has a shower/tub combo, but I realized there seems to be no way to get the water to come out of the showerhead instead of the faucet. There is a volume and ...
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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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Blasts of hot water in Shower

Why do i get Hot water during the shower every time the pump kicks on? Every time I am in the shower and the pump kicks in to build pressure, the water gets very hot and stays that way until the ...
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Will using Redgard over a cement shower pan cause a mold sandwich if there are weep holes underneath?

I recently installed a cement shower pan but I had to use two pvc shower pan liners because of the size of the shower. I used the specified pvc cement to "weld" the two liners together at the seam. ...
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Tiling on horsehair plaster ceiling over shower

I'm tiling over a tub shower in my hundred plus year old house. I've already replaced lathe and plaster around tub as area with cement board. Since the ceiling is secure, I would like to apply tiles ...
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Bath setup: Hand Shower and shower head on independent valves and trim

Appreciate opinion, if following setup is plumbing-sound: Basement bath, no tub, full 5ft shower. I would like a shower head and a hand-shower on completely independent mixing values(instead of ...
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How do I unclog a bathtub with a broken trip lever?

I have a trip lever bathtub drain that won’t drain. The problem seems to be the trip lever assembly. I detached the assembly. Most videos or instructions online show a “plunger” end to the assembly, ...
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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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Why does my shower's water temperature fluctuate several times per minute?

We just had two 50 gallon electric water heaters installed inline. Rheem professional classics. And a new check valve. The check valve was for the circulating pump. They had to leave the old one on....
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Are there timers to limit the hours a shower can be used?

I have a autistic son who tends to sleep walk. I have found him a few times sound asleep in the bathtub with the shower running. I'm looking for some type of timer that limits the hours a shower can ...
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Claw foot tub faucet riser problem

Renovating bath and bought new kingston brass faucet with hand-held shower. Room is almost finished and looks better than expected so I decided to purchase the add-on shower riser with diverter so ...
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What areas of a shower are the most prone to moisture & mold?

This may sound like an obvious question but I am thinking of a specific diagram which I have seen in the past which I cannot locate. It showed a sort of diagonal division between the wettest areas ...
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Shower leaking out the grout

First off, I am not very handy, and my husband is even less so. We have lived in our house almost 2 years and it is 13 years old. During the inspection, I believe the grout in the corners was ...
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Remove shower faucet face plate

How do I remove the face plate on my shower faucet? There is a lip I cannot get over without damaging it. Thanks
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How can I dehumidify the bathroom while I shower, without using the ceiling fan?

My grandparents live in a condo in Toronto. Whenever they shower, they open the bathroom door fully, but this still fails to remove most of the steam. They must turn on their ceiling vent fan. If ...
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Basement Rough-in Identification

Trying to identify what is what. I originally thought the 3.5" by the wall was Toilet, but i don't think 5" away from "unfinished" wall is enough space. So the other 3.5" (2) must be the toilet? ...
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What is the strongest glue to secure a loose shower head?

I think whoever installed the plumbing used CPVS and didn't even secure the shower head so it's loose. I don't want to open up the tiled wall so I'm going to spray some Great Stuff foam in the hole ...
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Drywall requriements for bathrooms [duplicate]

Is green board or cement board required on shower/tub walls in massachusetts?
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How can I tighten my shower head holder so that it doesn't slip and let the shower head drop out

I'm struggling to fix a shower head holder that seems to have loosened so that it no longer reliably cradles the shower head when the shower is not in use. What tends to happen now is that the shower ...
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What type of sealant/caulk is this used on inside corner of shower frame rail?

Does anybody know if this is just a clear silicone caulk or something else? Lexel? It doesn't go all the way into the gap where the vertical and horizontal shower frame rails meet, which I want to be ...