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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How do I break a shower tray silicone seal with limited access?

I have a leaking pipe joint under my shower tray and need to remove the shower tray to gain access. The side of the tray is sealed to the wall with silicone. The top of this joint is covered by the ...
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Can I attach heavy glass enclosure to plastic shower

The shower surround is attached to studs but where the heavy glass enclosure should attach there are no studs. Is there some kind of anchor I can use to attach to the plastic only? Thank you!
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Re-do paint over plaster in bathroom: How to feather/match?

I want to understand what went wrong, and how to repair it: This bathroom in a loft was done in 2012. The plasterwork is really good --- smooth and shiny; but the last year or so the paint (Dulux ...
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how to remove shower tap

I have some shower taps and shower head I am trying to remove so I can replace the back splash wall, how do you remove this sort of tap and head? I tried just turning it, but had no luck , not wanting ...
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Process of removing mold from behind shower tile

Background Thanks to a shifting foundation, the tile in one of our showers cracked along a corner and water got in behind it. We know that at the least the wall behind the tile has fails as it caved ...
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I am desperate to caulk over bad grout, for a short fix [duplicate]

I keep reading "do not just caulk over bad grout", "do it the right way", "take out the grout is the only way to do it"... do it "right", yes. But I need to caulk it. We havent used the shower in ...
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Yellow zinc construction screws and brass bathroom fitting

Can I use yellow zinc coated construction screws on shower brass fitting?
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Do PVC saddle tees meet code in Illinois?

Can a saddle tee legally be used to tie shower drain into 4 inch main drain in the state of Illinois? All plumbing is PVC.
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Shower/tub issue

We have heating and hot water from kitchen and bathroom sinks. When I turn on the shower or tub it runs hot for 30 seconds then cuts out completely. No water comes through. It only happens on the ...
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Tiling under shower

Doing an upstairs new bathroom, eventually with a (fiberglass) shower base. Currently has the plywood subfloor down and all the plumbing roughed in. I can't get a straight answer between my plumber ...
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Can I turn the water supply to the shower off here (picture)?

I posted earlier about a Ghroe shower faucet that wouldn't turn off. I managed to finally get the handle off and now I am looking at this inside the wall. The flat head screws that are on the far ...
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How to remove handle from grohe shower handle?

Our shower has a Grohe faucet (I think it is the Arcada model that is discontinued. Last night when I went to turn off the water after the shower it just spins 360 degrees when I turn it and will not "...
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Washer and toilet water backing up into shower. Can't change plumbing. What can I do?

Renting a tear down, landlord does next to nothing, house will be torn down. Water drainage from house is not working, also not going to be redone. So the problem is drainage for 3 showers 4 toilets ...
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Adjust Shower Mixing Valve

I am trying to adjust a shower mixing value. I don't see a brand or model on it. I need to remove the handle. I see a hole on the bottom of the handle as shown in the picture. I can't find a screw or ...
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replacing a shower base

I am attempting to replace a cracked shower base. the shower stall sits on top of the base , before I start , I just want to clarify a few things to ensure I am doing it correctly. what connects ...
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Acrylic shower base with tile bench?

Is there any reason not to use a prefab acrylic shower base with tile walls and a tile bench? I get that tile walls and a prefab acrylic base are a common combo, but I don't see anyone adding a tile ...
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Uneven Pipe in Bathtub, Drain Post won't screw back in?

Bathtub got clogged and we have a push-pull tub stopper, so I used a pop up drain wrench, and was able to unclog the tub after using a drum auger. However, putting the pieces back in has been ...
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How do I attach natural stone to backerboard in a shower

I am making a custom shower, planning to cut my own stone slabs from stones found in my area. They will be granite, quartz, some others, that I cut with my own saw. I'm wondering how to attach the ...
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Why is the water pressure low in my shower?

I have low water pressure in shower. I removed shower head but still very little water coming from pipe. Could it be the shower cartridge? I have 1/2" pipe running from the water heater to the ...
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How can I extend a shower curtain to close a gap at the floor?

My shower curtains fall a little bit too short (like 4cm / couple of inches) and in consequence there is a lot of splash on the floor on the other side of the curtains. Sometimes, it's really wet. I ...
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Simple shower tile replacement

A tile on the floor of our shower stall has come loose. However, in a few months (not much earlier for logistical reasons) we’re having the whole bathroom redone, including a complete replacement of ...
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Can small supply pipes be combined into a larger supply?

we are installing a shower where two sinks used to be. Is it possible to combine the inbound water (1/2") from each sink into one 3/4" line for hot & cold to feed the Moen U valve we want to use ...
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Questions about home water pressure (105-110 PSI range) and the drastic pressure drop when a single faucet is opened

I live in a three-storey townhouse and have measured with a pressure gauge on an outside faucet, at the laundry machine cold water feed and on the hot water's hose-compatible drain a pressure of ...
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Shower makes loud squealing noise at lower settings

I have an older three knob shower that make a ridiculously loud squealing noise along its pipes all the way down to the basement. It outputs water at a quite a high pressure and whenever I try to ...
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Question on New Shower Install Pipe Sizing

I am currently remodeling my bathroom downstairs (same floor as the water supply entry to the house). I want to install a Moen U thermostatic valve with (two) 1/2" inputs and (two) 1/2" outputs. I ...
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Advice on re-grouting this shower

The caulking in my shower was starting to grow some mould so I have removed it and discovered the grout in the corners of the shower where two walls meet or where floor meets wall are in bad shape or ...
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Shower head arm rusted through

My showerhead arm is rusted through and water is leaking out everywhere. The tube and its thread is through a concrete wall. I have no idea how to repair. I know I'll have to break through the ...
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Shower head won't screw back

I removed the shower head for cleaning it, but now I can't screw it back anymore: the threads won't click into one-another (unless I remove the gasket so that the two ends can get closer to each other,...
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Why is my shower drain blocked for several minutes before draining?

Every day when I have a shower, the drain starts out plugged. The water from my shower will slowly fill the tub. After about a minute or 2 the drain will unblock itself and the water will all drain ...
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Why does my shower feed do a long loop into my garage?

The pipes feeding my shower have an odd arrangement. Hot and balanced cold plastic pipes come down from the loft into the shower space, go into the utility room next door, along the wall and into the ...
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Shower Temperature Control Adjustment

I am trying to repeat a service that a plumber performed on my shower system. An engineer came and fixed an issue with the hot water not reaching the correct temperature by installing a new valve. ...
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Grout floor then tile walls?

I've already got the shower floor tiled (4'x8'- half in 2x2 on shower pan and the other half 1'x2' tile). Im using epoxi grout on the floor, and regular grout of the same color on the walls. Should ...
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Gap between cement board and drywall

We're putting in a shower and I had originally found a tutorial that showed to leave ~1/8 to ~1/4 gaps around the cement board and drywall surround that would be filled with caulk to prevent water ...
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Is DensGlass and RedGuard a substitute for vapor barrier + backer board + membrane when tiling shower walls?

My understanding is that when tiling a shower wall, the standard preparation process includes: Install a vapor barrier Install cement backer board Apply a waterproof membrane (This comes from https:/...
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I need a wireless gadget that may not exist. Pic and description attached

Between the laundry in the basement, the kitchen (sink and dishwasher) and a full bath on the first floor, and a full bath on the 2nd floor, sometimes taking a shower can be interrupted with the cold/...
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Bathroom Toilet + Shower Venting Fitting Question

Is this acceptable layout and appropriate fittings to use for the bathroom toilet on the left and shower on the right? Or would you replace any fitting and rearrange layout?
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Gluing pvc quarter round in the shower corner

I had my shower done and the tile work is very ugly in corners. Wondering if gluing PVC finished quarter round with clear silicone would work in the long run? Anyone had any experience with it? Any ...
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Is there a difference between A112.18.1 and A112.18.1M (both 2.5gpm) shower heads?

Also, what does this practically mean when it comes to shower heads?
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Tile pattern for shower base using large porcelain format

I am building 46x34 shower base using large format tile. I like it because it looks the same as the flooring. I building a curbless shower by the way. However the plumber did not position the drain ...
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Shower corner has grout covered in caulk

We just moved into a newly flipped house, and one thing we've noticed in the showers are that the vertical corners are filled with grout, and then covered by caulk. I've always been told that any tile ...
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How to deal with little holes in shower's tiled wall

My shower wall had a tiny towel rack which was installed with screws. Because of the location, I tended to bang my head on the corner when coming in close to the faucets to adjust the temperature. I ...
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What kind of bathroom shower handle should I get?

My bathroom shower handle needs replacement -- it started falling off recently. It's damaged and needs replacement. What kind of a handle would work? Below is how the rest of it looks like. Note ...
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Accidentally removed part of rubber strip between bathtub and glass while replacing silicone caulk

I've had moldy, leaky silicone in my shower for a while, and decided it's time to replace it. But I got over-eager in pulling it out and got a chunk of an also-moldy rubber seal/spacer/gasket that's ...
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Water Leaking Out of Top Outer Corner

I recently noticed water collecting next to the tub. After watching closely, I realized it doesn't happen during a shower or bath, and only collects after a shower is complete. At first, we thought ...
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How does a water pump know when it needs to turn on?

I live in an area where the water pressure is pretty low, and when moving into my house noticed that there was a pump installed to assist the shower in pumping out water - when I turn my shower on, ...
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Hoping to salvage a poorly sloped shower pan

I pointed out some dips in the corners to the guy who built my shower pan and his action was to add more mixture in the corners and drag it down. He did not smooth it out, or "screed" it, I believe is ...
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How do I butt cement backer board to a textured ceiling?

I'm remodeling my shower. It's a fiberglass shower, so no drywall. How do I butt cement boards up to a textured ceiling without damaging the texture? I assume that the corners need mesh taping.
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How can I finish a basement bathroom where the toilet plumbing is 12 inches from the foundation wall?

So I have a drain pipe that is 12 inches from the foundation wall. Every shower floor pan I have looked at says you need 12 inches from the center of the drain to the wall. I was planning on ...
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In a low water pressure area, why would water from a shower take several seconds to flow after the shower is turned on?

I have an unvended hot water cylinder; due to low water pressure where I live, I have a pump installed which assists the pressure when using my shower. When I first go to turn my shower on in the ...
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Basement shower construction, 2 parts!

Question one: I have a 5 inch cast iron drain pipe roughed in. Is there an adapter to put on the drain to get it down to 2 inches??? Without me having to bust the floor up and change it ...

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