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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can I right turn the p trap?

I am putting a shower where I have to take a right turn (because of the distance between the p-trap and drain pipe is very small I had to take a right turn) on the top of the p trap to tie into the ...
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How to have a tub faucet, shower head, and rain shower head?

I am remodeling my bathroom and installing a new bathtub. I would like to have the tub outlet, a shower head outlet, and a ceiling rain outlet. I would like to use the rain shower head and the normal ...
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New-ish to GoBoard, stud spacing question

Recently, I spent a summer working for a professional tile installer. I had a great deal of DIY experience already mainly with Hardie, Regauard and Kerdie products. It seems a lot of pros however ...
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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

The top hinge of our shower door is pulling away from the wall, which causes the door to sag and leave a little gap when it's open. I tried pushing the hinge back into place and tightening the screws, ...
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Is it okay for combi setup to be shared between all the radiators and taps in the house except the kitchen sink?

The new flat I moved into has a quirk about it's water loop I realized that when I take a shower. All the radiators immediately go cold and the showerheards heat sometimes gets low only for me to ...
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Water leak behind shower joint

I need some quick help here. I think it should be fairly easy but want to check before tackle it. In my shower there is separate valve for handheld shower like in the pictures. Whenever I use it I ...
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No cold water being delivered to multiple showers in home [closed]

One day the shower was really hot and the temperature dial did not work to change water temperature in the shower, it just stayed really unbearably hot no matter what way the dial was turned. I tried ...
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leaking shower faucet

The hot water in my shower leaks and I'm trying to remove the stem but I don't see a hexagon type nut to unscrew.
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How can I troubleshoot a smelly shower drain in a tiled walk-in shower?

I had a plumber out. They told us use an enzyme down the drain. We used a whole bottle. It helped a little for a while and then the smell got really bad again. They did a smoke test and said that the ...
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How to properly reseal shower tile

I renovated a bathroom last year which includes a curbless shower. I have few complaints. One of them is I think I didn't seal the shower grout well enough. I have applied bottle/brush sealer a few ...
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How to replace shower cartridge but access to pin is blocked by plastic plate?

I'm trying to replace my Moen shower faucet cartridge but some sort of plastic plate is preventing me from removing the metal locking pin. I can't seem to find anything on YouTube or google that shows ...
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shower valve type?

The house came with a Delta shower valve. When I went to replace it with a Kohler valve and trim kit, I found that the Kohler cartridge doesn't appear to mount to the rough in valve. From what I can ...
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Shower arm and flange looks terrible [closed]

The hole for the shower arm and flange was put in too close to the tile. The flange sits on top of the tile and looks terrible. What can I do to improve this?
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How do I properly demolish a tub and shower?

I'm planning to demolish my bathroom for a renovation, and not sure of the exact steps on demoing the tub and shower. Also worried about the shower since it's a large one piece. How I should go about ...
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Can I build a custom shower arm to raise the head?

I just moved into a new apartment where the shower arm is roughly pointing at my sternum. I’ve looked up replacement shower arms, and have found a few prefab S-bend options, but they won’t raise the ...
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How do I reattach a glass shower door that has come away from the hinge?

Our shower door has come away from the hinge housing that runs along it's length. It has a rubber seal around the edge of the glass but no other fixings. How do I go about refitting it? I've attached ...
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What shower head to install?

This question is a follow-up question after my previous post from here. So basically after I have removed the old shower head, I've been left off with this pipe coming out of the wall, what ...
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Seeking guidance on replacing old tub spout

P.S. New updates and follow-up questions in the bottom. Thank you guys! this is my first post here and if there is anything against our community rules, please let me know and I would update it. My ...
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How can I power a 120V 50A water heater?

I have an electric shower head water heater. If you only have a cold water feed, it’s a great gizmo to have. The problem has been the proper current to operate it. It says it requires 110V 4800W 50A ...
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Ancient shower handle replacement

I need to change my shower handle stems since they are semi-broken. The handles do not include any signs or logos for who the manufacturer is. Any ideas how i can find out or even find a similar ...
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should weep holes in a shower pan be caulked over?

I want to recaulk my shower. The shower pan has two weep holes that are currently covered in caulk (circled in green in the image below): Are these holes supposed to be caulked over or not? What are ...
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Is 3/16" plywood subfloor sufficient for a shower floor?

My contractor is installing a 3/16" plywood as a shower pan subfloor on 16" floor joists. It is for a curb-less shower. I think they did that because they built the floor too low to allow ...
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Replaced shower cartridge and water flows when turned off?

I am replacing the cartridge in our shower. The hot and cold water shutoff valves are in the shower fixture and controlled with screws. I put in the new cartridge (made sure it is oriented correctly, ...
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Water leaking through floor grout next to tub

We purchased a home last year. Found that there is a leak in the basement after the shower runs. Through several weeks of investigation, including opening walls and basement ceiling, we have located ...
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Any idea what’s going on here with this subway tile?

Tile was installed a few weeks ago. These hairline cracks formed after grouting. You can’t feel the cracks on the face of the tile. There has been no water run in the shower. Any ideas.
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Why does the water from my shower get hotter when I use a shut-off valve?

The water temperature in my shower is hard to control, so I bought a shower shut-off valve hoping to be able to conserve water by setting the temperature at the beginning of my shower and to ...
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How should I repair this crack in the top of my tub's panel kit wall?

I have a bath tub with "panel kit" above it that covers the 3 walls. I noticed tonight that there's a crack on the top edge of the panel kit, near a seam. My question is how can the crack ...
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How should I fix the tile at the top of my shower?

I had someone put tile in my bathroom shower and there seems to have been a bad measurement that created thin crumbly tile at the top of my shower. I fired the contractor and decided to just finish ...
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Tub Surround separated from wall

I recently removed the shower doors on our tub and after I removed them I noticed the fiberglass tub surround is separated from the wall on one side. Is it ok to run a bead of bathroom silicone ...
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Can I replace wooden support board with aluminum board inside mobile home shower wall?

This is inside a 1997 Schult mobile home. I'm fixing a leak inside the wall. Replaced all the connectors (adding shut-off valves in the process). Still getting a small leak from the center connector. ...
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Single-handle shower valve won't shut off

We just had a new shower valve (single handle), head, and faucet installed a couple weeks ago ("KOHLER Capilano"). It was working fine until yesterday when it would no longer shut off. What ...
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Do these pipes need to be replaced?

We're remodeling a shower and after getting the tile and backer board off, this is what the pipes look like. There isn't any noticeable leak, but it looks like maybe there was at some point? These ...
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Is it OK to use Kerdi band to seal the transition from cement board to shower base and use unmodified cement only for that area?

Is it OK to use Kerdi band to seal the transition from cement board to shower base. I have a corner shower base installed in a corner built using cement boards On one wall the cement board sits on top ...
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Is shower trim still installable with a stripped tapped hole on shower valve?

One of the screws of my Delta shower faucet had to go in at an angle and the screw stripped. The tapped hole provided by the shower valve may be stripped as well. Is the trim still installable without ...
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Identify old shower handle

My shower handle got stuck so I’m not able to adjust the temperature (left one). The right handle is to adjust the volume. I’m trying to find a replacement part online but could not find one with ...
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Water sealing outer corners of a shower tray

Hi all and thanks in advance for any tips given. I am doing a bit of DIY repairs of my leaking shower. Long story short I had to take down tiles, plasterboard, shower tray and replace part of subfloor ...
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Bathtub Leak when Drain Clogs

I get a leak from my bathtub but only when the drain’s clogged. Before I pay a bunch to get it inspected, can I get any ideas? Thank you.
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How can I remove shower head

I would like to change the shower head from my bathroom as this old one shoots the water in an annoying single stream due to missing parts. The previous owner have done a terrible job putting this ...
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Replace a shower handle and faucet, new configuration

I currently have a handle for hot/cold, and part of that fixture there's a toggle switch to flip from shower to faucet. The the spout is just a spout. I'd like to replace it with a new configuration ...
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How do I change the shower tap?

I need to fix the leak from the shower head but I don't know how to open the tap. Could anyone please assist?
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Old shower handle…can not turn hot/cold lever or handle. What are my options?

We have a half bath in our detached garage. (The shower has not been used for 6 years. I had to take off plastic handle and use a wrench to turn the water on. And when I did, brown water ran for a ...
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Help identifying shower valve in older home

We've run into a shower valve we can't identify. Does anyone have any idea what this is or who made it? The house was built in the 60's and we aren't sure that this is original, but it could be. There ...
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How to remove curtain rod holder

I have curtain rod holder which I am not able to remove from wall. Netiher it rotates nor i can pull it out. I don't want to use any pressure too much because I don't want to damage the tiles. Any ...
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Alternatives to mains pressure shower

Our current shower is a tankless mains pressure type and is instantaneously heated by a gas combi boiler. Eventually we intend to build our own house and I am looking for non fossil fuel heating for ...
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Replacing drywall above shower tile (with window opening)

I'm wanting to replace the drywall just above our downstairs shower, which has a window opening. The exterior wall just on the other side of the window had an outside wooden post (a viga) that was ...
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How do I seal shower wall if no space for seam tape?

I had to remove a section of my shower wall for plumbing repairs. The wall is currently drywall. I want to fill the hole with Fiberock. I was unable to remove the tiles from the drywall, so I had ...
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hot and cold water reversed on shower unknown brand [closed]

I purchased a house and the hot and cold are reversed in the shower. I am not sure what brand the shower is as there are no markings. I am including a picture. I am not sure if anyone has a link ...
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Do I need to shut off water to replace shower diverter? (apartment building)

I just moved into a new apartment and my push-button shower diverter is broken- water's coming out of both the showerhead and the faucet when I push the button. I see it's relatively easy to fix, and ...
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Sliding Frameless Shower over tub installation

We are trying to install a frameless shower glass over our acrylic tub. After drilling a hole for the bar that goes from left to right, there is no stud on the right side. However, the right side is ...
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How is a fixed shower glass panel attached to a shower base?

I would like to have a setup like the one in the picture I am not sure what is the standard practice to attach the panel to the shower base at the bottom. The picture shows a shower sit, imagine that ...

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