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 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

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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How to fix rusty tub lip

I recently had plumbing repairs in my shower and they had to remove a section of the wall. I discovered that the tub lip in one corner has rusted badly. The rest of the tub lip has little to no rust ...
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What can I cover this shower handle with to hide the shaft?

The shower handle has the shaft exposed. I want to cover it but I don't want to put the circular plate that Moen (mainly) sells. I don't want it cover the tiles. Just the shaft. Is there something ...
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Cement board around shower base-should it sit on the flange or floating above it (1/4" of less above it)?

Most of the questions I am seeing are asking about the cement board sitting behind the flange. In my opinion that is inviting for trouble. The other two major options are: -sit on the flange like ...
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Is installing a shower base with a mm or under tolerance for vertical movement (bend) at the center of the long edge good enough?

This is a sequel of this question Do I still need concrete mounds under my shower if the floor is perfectly level (I poured self leveling cement) I wasted almost half of a bag o fast setting concrete ...
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Can I use elastomeric sealant intended for roofs to caulk my shower?

I have a shower where the caulk around the door was moldy, so I scraped out the old caulk and am getting ready to apply new caulk. But all the bath/shower caulk I have is old and dried up. I do have a ...
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Tool to loosen mobile home shower "swivel elbow" connection?

I have a shower faucet that is spraying out the back of the middle connection (that one that goes up to the shower-head): I'd like to remove the grey connection (the swivel elbow) so I can see what ...
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Replacing shower diverter pin

I have a 1985 house with a no-visible-brand faucet in a very inaccessible space (I’d love to bust it out and replace everything, but that’s beyond my time and money budget right now, and possibly ...
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Possible reasons for shower to go all hot or all cold?

I have a Moen shower trim that uses a 1222 cartridge. It seems that every year I end up with the situation that the water goes from all cold to all hot as I turn the handle. The changeover is preceded ...
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Does the plumbers putty applied around shower drain need to dry up?

Does the plumbers putty applied around shower drain need to dry up? I applied some and it does not dry up, and surplus putty keeps getting out from under the drain (at the top side of the shower base, ...
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No warm water in the shower. Only scalding hot or ice cold

Remodeled our master bath. Bought a delta shower system. Double lever valve. One lever controls on/off the other lever in front controls hot and cold water. You would think putting the lever in the ...
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Shower drain not level, water collects to one side of it. How can I level it without having to reinstall it?

I have a shower with ceramic tiles and a long stainless steel drain. The geniuses that installed it did not level it. The result is that water collects on one side of it. The collected water depth at ...
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Tile in shower and how to deal with drywall

Quick question for the pros out there. My previous shower (installed in the 90s) had full length fiberglass panels adhered to the drywall behind it. I am planning to replace these and the drywall ...
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Are all shower arms removable?

I was wondering if all shower arms are removable because I am unable to figure out how to remove one?
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Circular walk-in shower remodel- waterproofing windows and walls with purple board?

Thanks in advance for any insight you may be able to throw my way.. my in-laws are in the process of fixing a shower due to water damage. It is a circular walk-in shower with a vaulted cedar ceiling. ...
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Access required to change shower drain

I'm not handy so excuse the rough description. I think that my shower drain is leaking. There is water in the trap and the leak stopped, so I think it's something about how the drain connects to the ...
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Using 1/4” cement board for shower wall

I realize using 1/4” cement board for a tiled shower wall is a general no-no, but I’m trying to find a creative work around here. I’m trying to build a tile enclosure for an existing shower pan in a ...
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Thermostatic Shower Mixer letting cold water into the hot system

For a while my house was plagued with sporadic bursts of no hot water from any of the taps, despite the pressurised hot water tank being full of water heated to a skin-blistering temperature. ...
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Shower valve issue?

Is this a problem (see picture)? I’ve had hot water issues in the house since this was installed and am feeling as though the valve is mixing and sending hot water into the cold pipe but I don’t know ...
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How repair damage from suction bath mat in tub

My roommate went to clean our bathtub, so they took off the suction shower mat to do so. When they did, it messed with the finish on the tub. Some of it is now perforated and peeling. How do I repair ...
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Can I replace a shower cartridge with the water on by forcing it against the water pressure?

My cold water valve is frozen open, water is leaking from the spout and the building won't turn off my tier for 2 weeks.
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Help stuck shower bezel cartridge

I'm trying to replace a shower cartridge to fix a low water pressure issue in my mother's house. There are no brand names to google and I can't check for a clip to remove because I believe the bezel ...
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large gap between floor tile and wall tile using Schluter DILEX EKE profile

I have installed Schluter DILEX EKE profiles around the perimeter of the Schluter shower tray and tiled the floor. The DILEX EKE serve the purpose of a movement joint at the junction of the shower ...
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Gap between shower drain and pipe (plus buildup)

I recently moved to a house and decide to clean the shower drain for the first time. I discovered substantial buildup in the drain. More concerning, there appears to be a gap between the drain and the ...
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How should I go about changing my shower drain?

I have a shower drain that looks like this: And the "drain cap", if that's even the right term, looks like this: The drain cap is broken. I would like to replace the whole drain, but ...
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Remove plastic fitting with teeth from copper pipe

I am trying to change my shower arm, and have come into some trouble. The current pipe has a fitting like the one pictured stuck on it - I’ve pulled and pulled but it will not come off, I assume the ...
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Changing shower arm

So I was trying to move my shower head and it has snapped off, so I need to change it. Is it possible to do this myself, and if so what do I need to buy? I have looked online at shower arms, and they ...
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How can I remove heavy soap scum on a glass shower door?

I have a glass door with very heavy soap scum. I used a product that is for cleaning the bathroom and tiles, but didn't help that much. Either the scum is too much or the product is not good enough. I ...
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Can you DIY replacing shower door hardware?

Chrome hardware was mistakenly installed on our shower door. The contractor's quote is too high for a replacement to black. Is it possible to DIY? What materials would be needed to change the ...
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How do I clean and maintain my natural stone shower?

I recently bought a home that has a ton of natural stone tile in the master bathroom. One of the first things I did was clean and seal all of it using Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer. This ...
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Do I still need concrete mounds under my shower if the floor is perfectly level (I poured self leveling cement)

The manual shows these steps and I am not sure if they are still needed after pouring self leveling cement
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How can I properly caulk a vinyl window to a marble sill, inside a shower?

I have a vinyl window in my shower sitting on top of a marble or stone sill. The silicone caulking didn't stick properly last time and is now peeling off and getting moldy, since it's always getting ...
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Water making its way out of the shower pan, bubbling laminate floor. Grout in shower floor stays wet

How do I keep the water inside my shower?? I'm getting water blisters in the laminate floor outside my shower. My shower is about 3 years old. The enclosure was hot-mopped hardie-backer cement board. ...
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Do I have to fix cracked grout right away or not?

I've got some cracked grout on my shower back walls. I'm a noob when it comes to home stuff. I'd like to find out if it's something that has to be fixed as soon as possible, or it's just more a ...
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Water dripping onto wallboard outside shower, causing damage

I had this bathroom redone in 2015 and the shower does not get used much at all since it is a guest bathroom. The problem I am having is that the wall on the outside of the shower is getting badly ...
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What is this kind of shower diverter called?

I got two different Pfister style shower remodel kits. Everything is working fine except the diverter is not working at all. The old one on the left works but sticks out too far for the handles and ...
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Is it safe to add a new membrane over an existing mortar bed shower Pan? (Adding new kerti drain)

What started as grinding Away moist grout on shower floor tile Turn into complete removal as well as bottom 6 inches of wall tile. Working on removing the old drain. No sign of weep holes (yet?). The ...
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Gas Tankless hot water heater shuts off when mixing

I have a tankless gas hot water heater that powers a shower. There is minimal distance between the heater and the shower. When taking showers and trying to mix the hot and cold water to get a ...
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What should I use to cover shower framing behind tile in a bathroom?

I have this repair I have to do at work. I have an idea on what to do but I am not entire sure. My thoughts are to start with installing a wood board than drywall mud and than tile. Of course there ...
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Installing Aqualisa MD 110 BSM - rubber gaskets above or below the bath?

I'm about to install Aqualisa MD 110 BSM bath/shower mixer. The installation instructions can be found on Aqualisa website here and the specific step I'm querying is at the bottom of page 25. The ...
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Cement Board versus Mold Resistant Drywall at Top of Bath Tub/Shower Surround

The drywall installers ran short of cement board, so they used a small piece of mold resistant drywall at the top of the wall where the shower head is located (see upper right of first picture). I ...
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what is covering the grout in my shower and how do I repair it?

I recently moved and the bathroom (and shower) floor is tile with large grout lines between it. In the shower there is signs of wear on the grout and it appears it was sealed somehow and the sealant ...
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should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb?

Should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb? Instructions that I have don't say anything about having a small gap. I would think a small gap, say 1/8" would allow for ...

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