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 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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Tiling on Drywall in Shower

I have a bathroom where water-resistant drywall was put up around and over the tub. Is it okay to put tile over the drywall around the tub or shower? If not, what can I do to be able to put tile?
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Can Teflon thread tape be reused?

I need to take off my shower head for cleaning and possible replacement. I can see there is Teflon tape on the fitting where the head connects to the arm. When I reconnect the head, can I reuse the ...
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Can I put a shower pan where tile USED to be?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom. Water was underneath and had rotted the wood nearby. Now I have a concrete pan underneath where the tile used to be that slopes toward the drain. Can I put a ...
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*Reduce* shower pressure?

I just moved into a new apartment on the 2nd floor of a 30 story building. The shower is one of those single-handle types where you turn to change temperature, but flow isn't adjustable (unless I'm ...
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1/2“ Feed, 3/4” Piping, Effect on Water Flow Rate

Currently plumbing a 20" rain shower (droplets + water fall). Using it with a water pump/booster. The valve that comes with it has two 1/2" inlet which consists of cold + hot water so it's basically ...
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My shower grout is cracked. How can I fix it?

Noticed this because the piece outside the shower was lifting and there was some water around the edge. Is this as simple as getting a grout saw/knife and scraping out the old and putting in new ...
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How to repair shower p-trap

The P-trap in our master shower has apparently broken. We were getting a sewer gas smell coming out of it when we used the guest shower so we had a plumber come out and have a look. He did a "smoke ...
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Shower pump cuts out when switched to rain head

We've just a new shower fitted using a Salamander CT50+XTRA pump with a rain shower head and an ordinary shower head controlled with a diverting valve. We have a gravity fed cold feed from the loft ...
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Shower stall leaking water in the corner

My master shower is leaking water at the corner. I have tried to fix it myself one month ago. It only worked for 3 weeks then start leaking again. Should I find shower repair company to redo the stall?...
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How to remove shower knob?

I can't figure out how to remove this shower knob. I have done knob removal before, but this one is quite perplexing. It seems to have a metal cap that I would think would be taken off to reveal a ...
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How do I get rid of this dirt between the tiles of my bathroom shower?

So I've tried to use bleach but this isn't coming clean. I know it's been a while since it's really been cleaned. Here's a pic:
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Prepare shower for tiling

I got guys doing some tiling and this is what it looks like before the tile. How would you quality this work?
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Shower drain height for curbless tile shower

I want to do floor tiles for the shower and it must be curbless. It is the basement and has concrete foundation. Right now the drain I bought is sticking up 3" from the concrete floor: This is the ...
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Changed washer in shower and now it squeaks at low volume

I changed a standard rubber washer on the cold water in my 50 year old shower and now the cold water makes a steady, high pitch, squeaking noise at low volume. The squeak changes pitch as I turn the ...
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Repainting damaged acrylic coating on my shower tray. Help!

I was cleaning something in the shower tray and I used a chemical which was petroleum based (which I didnt know), which caused the acrylic coating (I think its acrylic coating) dissolve. I did a bit ...
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Water leaking when shower is turned on

need some advice on how to look for the source of a leak around our bathtub. We have a tub/shower with surround walls. There is a small section of drywall on either side of the bathtub and the drywall ...
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Minimum length for shower drain?

The shower drain in my fiberglass shower is poking up and slightly off center, which caused a small leak. I had assistance with fixing it, but it gives very little clearance below for me to drywall ...
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Is grout required behind shower knob trim plate?

Moved into a newly built home recently. I went to change out the walk-in shower faucet and discovered that the tile contractor had omitted the grout behind the shower knob trim piece. They left 2 ...
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Is it possible to use waterproof grout + sealer to fix shower room floor leaks?

I believe the leakage is at the two corners near the curb. If I pour water to two corners, there will be leakage to first floor. My guess is when the remodeler tiled the shower room floor, they broke ...
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How to edge laminate to curved edge?

I have been asked to fit bathroom laminate in our bathroom. I have laid bathroom laminate before, so that holds no fear for me. Edging laminate is usually one of two options: skirting boards are ...
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How to weigh down a plastic shower base while recaulking?

I'm recaulking a shower which has a plastic base that flexes a bit when stepped on in certain spots. This caused the caulking to pull away the last time I recaulked. If this was a tub, I'd fill it ...
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what to do if tile of shower is 58.5 at top and 57.5" at bottom for door?

I need to install a door but the tile is off by 1" from the top to the bottom? Is there an easy workaround for this? thanks, Dean
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Do shower doors for tiled openings have to fit the width exactly?

So I just measured my cement board to cement board width and before tiling it is 4'11". This is due to the pan instructions of putting the pan 'against' the frame. The pan is cast iron covered in ...
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How to build a curbless shower pan

Does anyone have any experience building a curbless shower pan? I have built multiple showers and have generally mastered the typical shower pan with a 3"-4" curb but we now have my wife's 91-year-old ...
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Is it better to use thin-set or self-leveling concrete on top of a shower pan, mud-bed to improve the slope and make it smoother for final tile layer?

Issue: I am looking to improve the smoothness of my my concrete mud-bed before I lay my thin-set and tile. The mud-bed has dried, but there are some dips and divots that make it difficult for me to ...
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Are these simple water shut-off valves reversible?

I bought a valve for which the seller has posted a picture that shows that the male side of the valve goes into shower hose and the female side of the valve goes into shower handle: However, I am ...
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Should I redo the shower pan liner?

I've been working with a local plumbing company on a few large bathroom projects and they've done some things really well and some things poorly, and on a few cases, I've jumped in to just make the ...
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Could this crack in shower caulking be causing drywall damage to the subfloor?

I just moved into a townhome (the shower itself installed at time of construction in 2011). I am concerned with cracking of the shower caulking with discoloration. I am going to rip out all the old ...
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What kind of shower valve is this

I've got a lot of rust coming out when I run the shower or fill the tub. I've taken the valve apart as far as I feel comfortable taking it. Can someone help identify what type of valve this is? (See ...
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How can I prevent a shower curtain from drifting into the shower's occupant?

The problem to be resolved When taking a shower, the curtain sneaks closer and closer to my body and finally, it bites my butt, which is immensely unpleasant. One person in the household lacks ...
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Did I remove more caulk then I should have at shower door frame end?

I'm in the process of recaulking a shower. In removing the old caulking, I got to where the door frame meets the wall and shower pan. There was some caulk there and it was a bit damp, so I started ...
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Standing water at back of shower need suggestions

Contractor converted bathtub to shower, finished yesterday, shower has standing water at back and middle of shower after use. What are possible solutions.
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Correct type of shower handle to use for valve that sticks out too far?

I'm attempting to install a shower handle on an unfinished build. The problem I'm facing is the handle plate does not fit over the white pipe that is sticking out of the wall. Should that white ...
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How do I equalize the oscillating cold and hot water pressure in shower?

Background Hi there. Newbie here from South Africa. A couple of years back we moved into our first home. We have this problem where the water in our shower keeps oscillating between too hot and too ...
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Why have an off position for the heating dial on electric showers?

So - some background. I'm fairly new to the concept of electric showers - showers that heat cold water themselves with internal heating elements. With my shower, I have two dials - one for temperature,...
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What valve should I use for water control flow after upgrading to thermostatic valve?

I had leaking valve assembly for a beauty salon's hair washing station. It had a handle that allowed to independently control temperature and pressure. It looked like this: And, to save water and for ...
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Do I need to replace the wall after a shower head leak?

So I was going to replace my shower head, but it was on there pretty good and started twisting the shower arm. I twisted the shower arm back into place maybe too tight and tested the water and didn't ...
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Best adhesive for reinstalling this wall tile

The grout lines still match up; I just need a good adhesive to put back on. I don’t want to scrapes old mortar or grout out if possible.
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How to remove rest of Delta Monitor 1500 shower handle?

The complete album of images is here https://imgur.com/gallery/mOgTMZ8 I have removed all of the screws and the nut shown in the picture but I can’t manage to pop off the rest of the handle to get to ...