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 fix broken screw flange in shower drain?

On my shower drain, I have a broken screw flange, so only one of the screws is holding the drain cover in place. This causes the drain cover to slide around easily when your foot hits it during a ...
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Pfister shower handle

I have the same problem as several others. It is always best to Start from the beginning. The shower head was leaking: I replaced the valve stem assy, essy-peasy, installed the same as the old one. ...
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Kohler set screw for shower handle

Does anybody know how to put this (https://www.us.kohler.com/us//productDetail/screw/626005.htm?skuId=589148) set screw into a Stillness Kohler shower handle (https://www.us.kohler.com/us/stillness-...
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Idea to seal (prevent water) in the gap between marble floor and fixed shower glass panel

I have a marble piece, and on top of that I have a sliding glass door (one sliding and one fixed). The issue is that between the floor (marble) and the fixed glass panel there is a gap of 1/4 inch ...
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Water shuts off in the middle of the rotation

My Moen single handle shower valve would not turn completely off, so we replaced the cartridge. I installed the handle to be at 6:00. When I turn the water on (counter clock wise rotation) it is ...
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New shower install slow drain?

I had a pre existing area to add a shower stall. Within a week the drain is extremely slow . Nothing has enter that new drain. What could be in issue. It drains when I use a plunger, but relates the ...
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Anyone know what faucet brand this is? Its a ball tub valve, appears pretty old

I have leaky tub faucet that's pretty old, went to big box and realized I had no idea what to get. Anyone know what brand/model this might be?
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How to grout in order to minimize uneven tile spacing?

I have tiled my shower wall with hexagonal tiles & subway tiles. I am about to grout both walls BUT because the hexagonal tiles don't space out evenly, I am afraid white grout would show the ...
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Why is shower water temperature not adjustable?

The temperature in my Hansgrohe Thermo Balance shower is always the same, no matter which way I turn the knob. It's generally warm enough to shower, but I cannot adjust it neither hotter nor colder. ...
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Water temperature in upper shower

We just got a new water heater installed in the basement, and the temperature in the 3rd FL shower is not hot enough for us. However, the temperature in the sink faucet on the 1st FL is fine and gets ...
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Shower base and perimeter adhesive & grout

Just put in the shower floor tile with epoxy adhesive & have the perimeter tiles left to do (the very bottom tile against the shower floor tiles) What Adhesive can I use for this? Is it ok to use ...
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Abs shower drain wtih 2 90° elbow to p-trap in shower drain

I am rebuilding shower, and i have a little issue with drain, I need to move it back and to left, the only way to do it as I figured it out it's to put 2 90° degree elbow together than in to p-trap,I ...
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Tile Grout: Patch up gaps, or strip out grout and regrout the whole thing?

I have tiled walls around a built in enameled tub. The tile itself (4x4) is in excellent condition. However, there are a lot of gaps in the grout, from half an inch to two inches in length, scattered ...
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Cannot fit in the new rain shower head

I just bought a shower head from Amazon (Chinese seller I think). As soon as I received it I removed the old one and tried fitting it in. But it cannot be screwed in. The diameter seem identical to ...
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Small soft spot on ceiling below shower

Appreciate some help here before i spend money in calling an expensive plumber because i think the problem can just be poor caulking in my shower. I noticed a small soft spot on my ceiling today. I ...
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Plumber unable to replace Moen shower cartridge

A plumber I hired to replace the cartridge in a dripping Moen shower faucet at home said that he couldn't pull the cartridge out and so will need to replace the entire valve. The leaking faucet is in ...
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glass shower door no studs

I am about to install my frameless shower door and realized I am missing the stud by two inches I have two layers of 1/2 cement board and have found some anchors that can hold 600lbs will this be ...
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Making sure only one of electric shower or instantaneous hot water heater can operate at once

I'm completing the renovation of an annex. The annex shares the mains supply with the main house which has a single phase connection rated as max 90A. I'd like to fit an electric shower (9.8kW) and an ...
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Venting question for new shower install to existing half bath

I am looking to add a shower to my current half bath. I plan on running the shower drain line to the existing toilet waste line. My question is: Do i need to run a separate vent line from the ...
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A new boiler and the shower has no hot water. Cold water flow is fast. Any ideas on how to fix the problem?

I have a new Viesmann 50-W boiler installed two days ago by an engineer from a company. There is no hot water when using the shower (upstairs) because the boiler does not turn on to heat the water. ...
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Can I use mortar to transition a height difference between cement board and drywall?

A family member helped me install some cement board in my shower, but the cement board and drywall aren’t level. It already has two coats of red guard and is basically ready to tile. Can I use thin ...
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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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