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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Weird brown line behind bathtub caulking

Earlier today, I found cracks in the caulking around my shower, so I removed the caulking to look for any mold or water damage. When I shone my iPhone light in that area, I found a weird brown line. (...
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The shower water suddenly gets hotter, suddenly goes from 105 to 111F

This is not caused by a pressure drop as far as I can tell, flushing the toilet doesn't affect it and it happens with no other water usage. it can happen 10-15 minutes into a shower, not just at the ...
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Older Delta 1400 1500 series too far recessed after changing shower walls

So, I screwed up. Big Time. I demoed my bathroom and paid someone to rebuild it. I bought new shower to go in. The old one was direct to stud. The new one was not, the best way I can describe it is ...
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Mustee 3060L shower pan

I am installing a Mustee 3060L acrylic shower pan in my basement bathroom. This will be installed on concrete. I am having a challenging time figuring out how exactly go go about installing this. The &...
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Caulk on top of grout in tiled shower

We have a tiled shower that is grouted. The installer put caulk on top of grout where the wall and floor meet and the corners where the walls meet. Problem is, the caulk mildews and disintegrates. ...
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Shower panel - the swing arm doesn’t stay horizontal and sprays water from the top

In the condo I bought, the bathrooms have identical shower panels. One works fine, it in the other, the swinging arm doesn’t stay horizontal when lifted and also sprays water from the top. The ...
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How much difference will there be between 5/16“ and 3/8” for a frameless shower door functionally

I have a 3/8" glass shower (swing-type) door that I'm happy with, but now I'm looking for a frameless slider shower glass door, one side fixed. This is a 60" wide opening and 72" tall. ...
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Options for raised bathtub platform

We are building a new 6' x 15' bathroom with a 6' x 7' area which will contain a shower and a stand-alone tub. The shower pan will be 6' x 3.5' and we are planning to build a small raised platform (6'...
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DIY shower install

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I will be installing a 32x60 shower pan. Walls are already framed out and plumbing is roughed in. I will be using Hardiebacker. I have a few questions: ...
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Can a solder joint handle torsion force?

I'm replacing the shower mixing valve in my guest bathroom during renovation as the old one had a good deal of surface rust. This is my first time soldering pipes together. I mounted the new valve to ...
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My shower drain is epoxied, what do I do to get the drain out?

My prefab shower drain that screws in is glued with epoxy that was used to put the tile down. I've had to remove the tile and now the drain is stuck. How can I get the drain to screw down without ...
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Shower waste, water level

My shower drain is regularly filling up and overflowing, subsequently leaking water outside of the screened shower area. When not in the shower I removed the tile and waste plate and can see the water ...
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Should frameless glass shower door hinges be screwed into the wall at an angle?

I recently had shower glass & door installed - but the shower door hinges have their screws (ones that go into the tile wall) are screwed in at an angle, so they do not sit flush against the hinge....
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Replaced tile grout-soaking up moisture and comes out on my hand

I replaced the grout in my shower tiles the other day. I removed a good layer of the old grout and applied new grout on top. All looked fantastic for 48 hours until I used the shower. Now the grout ...
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Fix pinhole leak on shower mixing valve

I tried removing the bonnet nut from my old Delta style shower ball valve. I tried blow torching a bit, but in the end used a plumber's wrench and ended up twisting the thin copper pipes from the ...
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Leaking Tub/Shower from the tub spout

I have a Moen Posi Temp shower valve that was leaking from the handle. I took apart the handle and replaced the Moen Posi Temp 1222 faucet cartridge with a OEM factory replacement. The old cartridge ...
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Fontaine shower diverter cartridge

I am remodelling a bathroom. The current tub/shower combo that previous owners installed says "Fontaine" on the front but otherwise has no model number or anything I can find. It works ...
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Adjust mixing valve

Fairly new to DIY plumbing. I have moved into a new flat that has quite an old looking shower fitting. The mains water is very hot but even the hottest setting on the shower comes out lukewarm at ...
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Shower caulk won't dry

We recently added new glass doors to our shower, and finished the job by sealing the track. The caulk we have is specifically for bathrooms (Red Devil), and the instructions say to keep it dry for 72 ...
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Shower grout or alternative

I was told to regrout my shower. I was wondering if there is an alterative to it. I was thinking of using caulk For grout, I was thinking of using pre-mixed grout such as "SimpleGrout" which ...
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Can I use my leftover green board as furring strips behind shower surround?

In bathroom. Putting in new shower surround. I removed more layers equaling more depth than putting back, so I need to add furring strips to make green board be at correct spot on tub. Question: ...
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Shower Handle Replacement: Pull-out to Lever-out

My (approx 25 year old) shower currently has a common handle style on it (the clear/crystal type); I pull the handle out to start water flow and twist to adjust water temp. It is essentially this ...
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How to polish an old dull fiber shower+tub combo?

I have a fiberglass bathtub and shower combo in a rental that's likely more than a decade old. The finish is very dull and feels almost matte to the touch. There are no noticeable scratches or peeling ...
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foam pan + CBU = how to waterproof?

I am renovating my master bathroom. In hand I have: a Trugard polystyrene pan and curb (essentially the same as Schluter-Kerdi), a Schluter drain flange, RedGard, and Hardiebacker board, plus items ...
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Need help diagnosing if there is a leak in my shower threshold

I had my shower remodeled about 3 years ago and recently have started to notice some issues in the grout around the threshold. There appears to be some mineral deposits at the base of the threshold on ...
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Attaching shower head arm escutcheon to wall

My contractor left all three shower heads in our house in this condition (see photo). I can slide the escutcheon (trim plate) up to the wall but it doesn't stay put. What's the correct way to finish ...
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Can I fit a valve with 15mm connections without replacing 22mm pipework?

I have an existing shower valve with 22mm connections to the water supply. I bought a new valve for a plumber to fit, but now I see that it has 15mm inlet connections. Both units are exposed, surface ...
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Sink Hot Water Spigot Controls Shower Temperature

I have a contractor here to redo my guest bath, which is in-between my main water line/hot water heater (tank) and my master bath. The master bath is on the farthest side of the house away from the ...
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Water Seeping Under Fiberglass Shower Drain

I had a water leak dripping under my shower onto the ceiling below. I replaced the drain (especially the rubber gasket), and now the leak seems to be much less. It looks like the fiberglass making up ...
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Cannot unscrew stuck shower arm

I’m replacing my old shower arm but it stuck and won’t move not even a bit. The picture is my old adjustable shower arm remnants(female) attach to the pipe(male) coming out of the wall. I tried ...
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Removing sub-floor of hot mopped shower

I have removed the tile in my master bath shower and found the shower was sealed by hot mop. I'm assuming I have to remove the subfloor and install fresh plywood. I'm wondering what's the best method ...
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Height of rainfall ceiling shower

I am working on designing a bathroom with the help of a professional architect. The walls and structures are already fixed. All sizes in International System (centimetres) I had enough space to go ...
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Stuck shower arm

I'm replacing my shower trim and having a hard time removing the old chrome shower arm (bit that screws into the copper piping behind the wall and extends from the wall a few inches to the shower head)...
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Shower door for a Attic shower

I am working on adding a shower in the attic. The hard part is that the attic ceiling is at an angle and I am looking to find options for the shower door. Could anyone suggest any solutions to that?? ...
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What kind of material is this (for a shower pan) and how to remove it

I have a house built in 1962. I want to demo the bathroom and I'm seeing this patterned sort of cement looking material (perhaps it's granite?) that is the shower pan. Is this cement? And what is the ...
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Escutcheon plate doesn't cover hole in tiled shower wall

I just installed a new shower system and the new escutcheon plate is a little smaller than the old one, leaving a small gap at the bottom of the wall. It's not terribly noticeable, so I'm not too ...
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Can this door be repaired?

I removed all four corner screws from my shower door in order to adjust sag. Unfortunately whatever is inside the door pulled away from the holes and now I can no longer reinstall the screws that I ...
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How to attach quarter-round molding to the base of a shower stall

Looking to attach this quarter-round to the shower stall. Should I glue and should there be a gap for caulk. Don’t think I can nail as concrete flooring below laminate. If gluing, should I glue to ...
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What other materials besides grout and caulk may have been used in my shower?

I have a tiled standing shower in my bathroom and the grout is starting to crack in some areas, so I would like to repair it. The grout between the tiles is sanded grout, but the material in the ...
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How to uninstall shower knobs

I am trying to change these shower knobs/valve/stem as they are leaking from there base and there is so much salt stains. I live in a condo where there is no access panel. To get water supply turned ...
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Will showering with the fan on and bathroom door open prevent mold?

I have a room mate who loves to just sit in the shower tub with the shower raining over him. He sits in the shower for 2 hours or longer easily (not over exaggerated), just watching youtube videos. He'...
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How to avoid orange buildup on shower tile grout?

Once a month, I have to use an old tooth brush to gently remove the orange buildup on the grout between our shower tiles. I don't have to use any solvents or chemicals. A little water is all that I ...
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Shower Runs out of hot water after a few minutes but sinks stay hot at the same time

I've just moved into a new house and my shower runs out of hot water after a few minutes. It's heated by a 10 year old Bosch tankless natural gas unit which I believe claims 105k output BTU which ...
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What glue would you use to glue wood (polyurethane finished) to pvc shower walls for shelving?

The shower I have is made out of pvc/plastic. Soap holder is useless since I don’t use soap bars. Suction cup hooks inevitably fail. Totes that hang from the shower head are unsightly and isn’t secure....
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Does a portable fan work for drying the bathroom?

If a bathroom has no windows and doesn't get completely dry after a shower (neither do the towels, and the ceiling starts to grow black spots of mold), can a regular fan dry everything after the ...
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Are the positions of the vertical clamps for the fixed shower glass panels adjustable?

I am in doubt about where to position (at what level) an 1.5" ABS pipe in the wall as the wall will support of fixed shower glass panel, so where you see the question mark in the picture I need ...
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Safe repair for electric shower casing

The previous tenant at the place I’m currently living deliberately damaged some fixings and fittings, including breaking the side panel off the electric shower. Is there a way to cover up this side ...
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Mapei Aqua Defense Repair

I used Mapei's aqua defense to waterproof my shower curb, floor and walls after gutting the shower, and redoing the curb, shower floor mud bed and hanging new durock. So far I've only installed the ...
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How can I deal with a low spot in a fiberglass shower pan?

The slope of the shower base is not quite right. Water will drain correctly at the front of the shower, but the water at the back does not flow towards the front. Likely because the floor is not ...
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Will a thermostatic shower mixer work with two hot supplies?

I won't go into the specifics here because it'd be far too long, but in a system I'm building I have two hot supplies - one between 25C and 35C, and one between 45C and 70C. I want an output ...

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