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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No hot water on high pressure shower head

I just moved into a new apartment. I noticed that the pressure in the shower is not optimal, but the hot & cold water work fine. After changing to a higher pressure shower head, the pressure is ...
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Water pressure in apartment (2nd floor in two floor building) lower since new pipes and new shower

I live in Seattle. I don't know anything about plumbing but after a problem on the ground floor, over two days all pipes in my apartment and one below were changed. I didn't want them changed but they ...
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Screwing off Showerhead

I've been trying to unscrew off this showerhead. I've tried two things but neither have worked. I just want to check with the DIY community before I break something drastic. [Red area] I've twisted ...
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How to replace cartridge on Grohe shower valve

I have a Grohe thermostatic shower valve that runs very hot. I realize I probably just need to replace the cartridge, but I'm a much better electrician than plumber! I'm pretty sure the model name ...
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How to install new shower cabin by myself? In which order? [closed]

I want to replace my old shower cabin.I started thinking that I could do it by myself if I have some particular instructions. Why pay more? What do you think, is it worth it to learn how to do it?
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Are there frameless sliding glass shower doors that don't require any channel attached to the curb?

Are there frameless sliding glass shower doors that don't require any channel attached to the curb for the sliding section? I see a lot of them for sale online, but the pictures make it look like they ...
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What is the name of this piece that regulates the flow to the showerhead?

When I was replacing an old shower hose, a piece from the tap came off. That piece regulates the flow to the shower head. I am trying to find a replacement, but I am having difficulty doing so since I ...
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Newly installed thermostatic mixer runs cold when shower head raised in height

I've installed a thermostatic mixer into my shower; unfortunately now when I raise the shower head height to above my head (or any useful height really) the water comes out cold. If I keep the shower ...
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Replace shower faucet valve stems

My shower faucet is leaking. So I removed the handle to see what kind of stems they use. I haven't seen this kind of stems anywhere. Does anyone know what they are and how to replace them?
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Why are copper shower pans nailed to the framing?

I am in the painful process of re-tiling a shower that started leaking and after removing the tile we found that the pan had many nails through it to the framing. The shower was installed 20 years ...
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Low pressure in shower after water main restrictor installed; what are my options?

Note: Lots of similar questions, but they mostly deal with either a sudden, unexplained drop in water pressure, or with water pressure that has always been low. In my case, the situation is as follows:...
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Shower valve causing hammering

I just had a plumber out to take a look at a pipe hammering issue I'm having. He isolated the problem to the shower valve. He turned off the water to the valve to demonstrate how the noise will stop ...
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How can I locate the source of a shower wall leak?

I have a shower in the upstairs bathroom that has developed a leak through the ceiling and caused water damage. Initially, I thought it was the bathtub caulking and redid it but that did not stop the ...
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Only cold water in new shower installation

Converted a separate tub and shower into one large shower. Intake lines were moved from the center wall which separated the tub and shower to a back wall. Put in new mixing valve and am only getting ...
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Shower panel walls with tile floor? NOT the kit pan/base

I am planning to redo a small walk in shower. 60" x 32". My plan is to rip out walls, replace with concrete backer, and redguard the entire thing. For the floor, it currently has small glass ...
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Shower niche in larger cavity

I’m redoing the tiles for a 3’x3’ shower stall. It’s in the corner of a room, with the side wall an exterior wall, and the wall with shower head is a dividing wall between condos. There is a half wall ...
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What is the best way to rebuild this shower drain?

Converting a tub to a shower, and with the drain location changing I'm just getting back to the underbelly and seeing the alignment of things before hooking it all back up. You can see the new drain ...
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Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard

When installing Schluter Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard: Should I use Alkali Resistant Mesh Tape and thinset on the seams of the backer board (for long term durability to prevent each board ...
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How to fix loud foghorn noise from shower when going from hot to cold water?

A new housemate likes to end her warm showers with a run of cold water. We've noticed there is a very loud whining/foghorn noise after she switches from hot to cold water, for the duration of running ...
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Meynell mixer bath shower flows to trickle with no cold water after 10 minutes?

Our mixer tap shower in our bath is a Meynell thermostatic mixer shower tap. It's about 25 years old and no longer available, although there's a replacement which looks identical: https://www....
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Grout in shower stays wet in some spots?

A few years ago I had my shower redone- complete with tiled floor. I believe the contractor did not seal the sanded grout for a few reasons to lengthy to mention. After less then two months the ...
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Wet rated recessed light in shower

Is it safe to install a wet rated recessed can/light in shower without gfci connection? No fan, just led light.
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Is my custom shower enclosure plan reasonable?

I'm renovating a cabin and my last inside project is to finish the shower/tub enclosure. I really don't want to be doing this but can't find reliable help locally. I have two big issues; the window in ...
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Why does handheld shower wall mount drip?

My handhelds shower wall mount drips, and I can't figure out why. It appears to drip were the threaded pipe meets the fixture. I've applied a good number of rounds of plumber's tape and ensured it is ...
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What is the best way to use a 3 flange(alcove) shower base in a corner setup?

I am having a hard time finding a quality shower base for a reasonable price. I had to settle for a base that is designed for an alcove installation. Could there be any issues if I am installing the ...
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Can a shower head have a back leak?

I have a shower in the upstairs bathroom and water is leaking through the downstairs ceiling. Initially I thought it was the caulking around the bathtub, but after redoing it did not fix the problem. ...
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Do no flange low profile shower bases present an increased chance of leaking?

I'm thinking about buying this shower base or similar. Specs here. It has no flanges so I am wondering if adding my own flanges for tiling is a thing that I want to do. I am handy but I am afraid ...
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Can anyone identify this shower door rubber gasket?

Can anyone identify this rubber seal or recommend an alternative? Its old and mildewy and needs replacing https://imgur.com/a/eejjQrW https://imgur.com/a/MogzFD3 sincerely, overwhelmed first time ...
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How do you fix a shower handle bar

After pulling too hard on this bar, the plastic fitting/washer-type thingy broke off. The right side still has it (picture #2). The bar is now very loose and will come all the way out. Shower repair ...
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Symmons shower isn't producing hot water

A shower in one of our bathrooms isn't producing any hot water (but every other sink/tub in the house is). I tried to fix this by loosening the limit screw so the handle would go a bit farther and ...
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Medium term repair for cracked shower pan

The following crack appeared in our shower pan today when I stepped there: I need a fix that will last 12-18 months until we re-model the bathroom, and I don't really care how it looks. This location ...
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I have located a hard-to-find shower cartridge. I cannot find the specific stem extender currently being used in my shower. Any flexibility here?

After being told by several pros that the cartridge I brought in to them was a "delta knockoff" and that I'd likely never find another one unless I went to "some guy's basement in China,...
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Shower niche in 2x4 wall with drywall back, can I waterproof back of drywall with redguard+fabric?

I'm trying to maximize the depth of the shower niche I am building and would like to know if I can leave just the back side of the niche which is the brown side of drywall. The walls of the shower ...
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How do I get this shower head holder off the wall?

Please see images below. The whole unit is loose and needs tightening but I have no idea on how I remove it ? Can anyone help? I’ve inserted a screw driver into the small hole and was advised that ...
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Why has my tub spout diverter not dropping back down after use? (brand new installation)

I installed a replacement tub spout with diverter and after about a week, the diverter doesn't always come back down after a shower. At first it dropped down right after a shower. Sometimes it happens ...
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Shower grout moisture prevention coating

I am wondering if there is a coating, seal, paint or whatever product that I can apply to the grout between shower tiles to prevent mold? The junction between the shower tiles of my shower pit has ...
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Is it possible to install a low profile shower pan this low and with almost no screws for the shower glass?

I was in a store yesterday and I noticed this in display. Is it possible to get such a low profile setup for the pan? Does it need any type of membrane underneath and on the sides? I am not seeing ...
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Attach shower to roman tub

I have a Roman Tub at my home and want to attach a shower to it. My plan was to find an adaptor that could attach to the roman tub faucet and connect with a shower diverter, attach and mount handheld ...
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How to replace threaded metal shower drain?

After removing a leaking shower base in a house built in the 1980s, I ran into this threaded metal sewer end with what appears to be plastic inside. I was able to un-thread the old metal shower drain ...
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Shower curb tile: OK to caulk rather than grout?

I'm trying to finish up our shower. We ended up using a Tile Redi (which was an ordeal, but that's another story...) which means that the pan, itself, is completely waterproof, and that the tiles are ...
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Help identifying shower escutcheon

I recently moved into a new house and have two problems with a shower valve that I'd like to fix: It's missing a handle. Can anyone help me identify the brand from the attached photo of the ...
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How to join conduit in a T connection?

I'm fabricating a shower curtain rod for a clawfoot tub using 3/4" EMT conduit. The rod will be D-shaped (two legs going to the wall and a crosspiece connecting the legs), something like: There ...
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Is a long shower the main cause of this leak? Would clear silicone on all grout lines help?

We are in a brand new house for the past 1 year. From the first month onward, we have noticed water coming out from under the door jamb pictured here. When we put a plastic sheet all over the shower, ...
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Insulating shower exterior wall

Redoing a bathroom where one of the shower walls is an exterior wall. Framing is done with 2x6 and I would like to replace the current insulation pictured with XPS foam board. Due to my location, the ...
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Shower diverter turns but doesn't divert

I just bought a house with a bathroom that has 3 spouts: bath, shower, and hand-held shower. There's a diverter knob (circled in red in image) that's used to control which spout the water goes to. ...
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Should the edge of a tiled shower wall and floor be left unsealed?

Our shower remodel was just completed and our tiler intentionally left the edge of the shower wall and floor unsealed. This seems strange to me but he insisted that it should be left unsealed. He said ...
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What is the correct way to fix a leaky drain trap that is not detachable?

I have a shower that has a leak in the drain trap. From this picture, it appears to be leaking from the drain to pipe connection to the shower pan, but that part is actually fixed as it was leaking ...
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How to properly re-caulk this shower?

The caulking in my shower was old and had some mold stains, so I removed it and am planning to re-caulk. After removing the old caulking, I noticed that parts of the removed silicon (the ones removed ...
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Can this stack air duct be removed to tear down small wall?

I have an appointment with the HVAC supply business that installed the furnace 2 years ago but it is months away. My question is can I remove this wall to make my shower bigger? Through research I ...
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ASAP shower needs to be fixed i have kids someone

changed out my diverter stem in my 3 handle shower because it wasn't working right but when I put the new stem in and tested it I wouldn't work still so I tried removing the stem and now it comes ...

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