Questions tagged [shower]

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Shower still leaking with epoxy grout

I redid my shower with Starlike EVO grout. It's a corner stall shower with tile on two walls, a shower enclosure on the other two, and a fiberglass pan with two weep holes. The shower is leaking on ...
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Help identifying shower valve type/brand

I purchased a home with an outside shower that was winterized and this is all I have to help identify the brand for replacement parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Leaking stand-up fiberglass shower

I have a small stand-up fiberglass shower that is leaking water into my closet which is right next to it. I have pulled back the carpet and dried the water up, but it keeps leaking water. Even after ...
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What to know before recaulking shower

I have a shower that has some kind of black mold around the existing caulk. I plan to remove it and recaulk. Following this video I know I need to: use painters tape to create a strip for caulk use ...
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Shower pebble tile grout cracking

Picture of cracking grout around pebbles. When we step on it while taking a shower it makes a squishing sound like water being pushed out. What's the best solution? can I remove the cracked grout and ...
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Should the corner joints on a tiled shower bench be caulked?

My shower/tub area was completely tiled, including a bench area in the back. The house-flipper did not seal the grout in any way. I’ve heard you typically caulk where the tub and tile grout meet, but ...
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Is it cheaper to run electric or mixer shower?

we will fully renovate our bathroom. We currently have an electric shower. We installed gas central heating a couple of years ago and we left a hot and cold water feed from the combi boiler in the ...
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Where should I install a Kolerflo 120W water pressure booster pump?

I have a tankless water heater and the water pressure is not enough to turn the tank on demand causing the water in the shower to be just barely warm. I purchase a Kolerflo 120W to boost the pressure, ...
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Installing slide shower rail outlet elbow

I bought this shower and wondering the best way to install the outlet elbow. There is currently one in the shower but it doesn't seem fixed to the back well or probably at all. I have full access ...
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Use mortar between OSB and old concrete subfloor, in shower?

Replacing a shower pan in a 32x32 alcove. The prior acrylic base was bedded in mortar on top of concrete subfloor. The new pan I intend to buy has an OSB and foam underside, seemingly meant for a flat ...
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Shower drain leaking from the ground

So my grandpa ran into a plumbing issue today and I'm suspicious it's pretty bad. He's the kind of guy that just want to ghetto rig everything. I'm a plumbers apprentice so I said all this crap isn't ...
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Tips on Using Epoxy Grout in Shower

I am working on a shower and would like to use epoxy grout on the floor. I have been researching online about epoxy grout and tips to install it. I am looking for someone who has installed epoxy ...
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Could a thermostatic shower cause pipe fittings to break?

I live in an apartment that has an in-wall (concealed type) thermostatic shower. Within the last year, we had two major water leaks caused by pipe fittings that connect to the shower box bursting open ...
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Why wouldn't a shower hose/shower head come with a rubber washer? [closed]

I have a shower sprayer in my shower. There's the bracket that's attached to the shower arm and a hose attached to the bracket, with the sprayer on the other end of the hose. I had put plumbers tape ...
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Can Mapei type 1 thinset be used over RedGard waterproof membrane?

I used Mapei type 1 thinset in a shower area over a waterproof membrane (red guard) . The ceramic tile job is about done. I trusted a friend knew what he was doing that was helping me and after ...
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What is this rubber seal under the grout in my shower?

I have a shower which has a join between glass and marble which has recently started leaking. As a first step, I've removed the grout for replacement, but it looks like there's some sort of rubber ...
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How difficult is it to replace this tub diverter valve?

I live in a house built in 2008. The tub diverter valve no longer stops water from coming out the tub spout when engaged. You therefore can't take a shower. I looked under the diverter and there isn'...
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Do I need to add Mapei Mapelastic AquaDefence over the plywood or over the hardiebacker?

Do I need to add Mapei Mapelastic AquaDefence over the plywood or over the hardiebacker or none? I’m installing the flooring tiles in the laundry room. I am going to have hardiebacker screwed to ...
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Increase Water Pressure To One Shower

I have a two story home built in the 70's. Water pressure is excellent everywhere in my house except one shower. I've tried replacing the shower head removing the shower head, and letting the ...
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How to prep this concrete shower floor for a replacement acrylic base?

Ripped out a shower surround, replacing with new wall panels and shower pan. The prior pan was set in some cement or thinset, and that's left a very uneven surface. How do I prep it for the ...
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Shower hot water doesn't run, then runs full blast

My shower was dripping so I replaced the stopper in the hot water valve. The stopper fixed the drip but now when I turn the hot water on, the water does not run, if I continue to open the value I ...
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Is this plywood board (in place of drywall) necessary due to drain pipe in shower wall?

Renovating a shower alcove. The drywall behind the fiberglass shower wall panels was cut out around the plywood you see in photo. When I replace the drywall with cement or greenboard, do I need to ...
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Can I reuse my concrete shower pan?

House was built in 2004. I'm remodeling a small bathroom with a shower in it. The shower did not leak, it was just dated. I removed all the original cement board and tile. The shower pan is concrete ...
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How to dismantle a shower frame with screws close to the wall, facing the wall?

I need to remove a shower frame. It seems that I first need to remove the top horizontal bar. It is, however, screwed from the inside of vertical frames. How can I unscrew them and then screw back? ...
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Stop Pipes From Pulling Through The Wall

I had shower valves replaced about a month ago, and ever since then now if you pull the shower knob it pulls out a great deal of pipe through the cut-out. I'm thinking the easiest solution to this ...
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Best Layout for Bathroom [closed]

Im just wondering what the best layout would be for a shared apartment bathroom with 5 people in terms of allowing the most people to use the bathroom at the same time taking into account the people ...
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How to use a seal service kit (SPSK0319.1J) for a Mira Meynell V8/3 shower mixing valve

I have a Mira Meynell V8/3 shower mixing valve. It works great for years. Now, the knob has started to become stiff, especially it needs to be turned quite hard to the fully clockwise position which ...
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Can this tile seam be repaired?

We have lived in this house for 7 years and are just now noticing that the grout has worn through in two spots on the shower floor. The rest of the grout lines seem intact to me and I do not see any ...
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What are the differences between a laundry / sink tap breecher and a shower breecher?

I am in the process of renovating my laundry, and I want to install a new shower where the old trough was. My idea was to just attach a shower rose to the existing tap outlet. I had a plumber look at ...
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Is it possible to just pour epoxy on wood to make a shower tray?

I need to build a shower real quick, so I am about to use Kerdi boards to do that. I do not have the time to tile (and not the funds to have someone make it), so I was wondering if I could just use ...
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Using Redgard as a second waterproofing layer

I put in a PVC Liner, then my final slope. Can I Redgard the final slope all the way to the drain or will having 2 waterproofing layers on the shower pan trap moisture or something?
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how to remove faucet cartridge from wall

I have a three handle tub and shower faucet set from late 1950s. The cold water faucet was dripping and I managed to remove the handle and the bonnet nut. But I can't see how to remove the cartridge ...
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Need help with venting and layout of new basement bathroom

I am wondering how far "downstream" a toilet and sink and shower can be from a vent? The pipe leading to the vent are 4" cast iron waste pipe then' and connecting back to a 4" pipe ...
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What does the detection of high moisture levels in shower walls imply?

In the annual timber pest inspection report, there is something about high moisture levels being detected in the shower walls together with these photos: I recently re-seated the shower taps and ...
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Bath tub sealing

I filled the bathtub before sealing around it . I drained the water after 3 hours because I needed the the bath empty for a few minutes. Then I filled the bath up again. Does that cause a problem in ...
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Why is my shower dripping in these situations?

Why is the stall shower dripping when the hot water (not cold) water bathroom faucet is turned on, or the bathtub in the adjacent bathroom is turned on
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How to remove round screw from shower handle

I've tried all kinds of (16) Hex Keys SAE: 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4" Metric: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6MM but nothing fits these ...
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How to clean out clogged water supply lines in bathroom?

I'm a new homeowner. I have somewhat hard water where I live which causes calcium buildup in my water supply lines. My pipes are also pretty old, and it's likely that the previous owner never ...
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What is an acceptable gap between glass shower door panels?

In our new shower, the gap between the fixed glass panel and glass door is 7/16". The installer is telling us that this is acceptable, but that gap allows water to splash through. He obviously ...
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What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner?

What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner? The shower I have has a one piece liner along three walls. It looks like it was painted with latex paint which is now peeling off. ...
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Too cold water from shower

The water in my shower is too cold no matter what I do. Hot water from the sink in the same bathroom is 110 degrees F, but the water from the show/tub maxes out at around 85F. This is a new ...
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What type of window is acceptable for installation inside of a shower?

We have a bathroom renovation on our second floor that is wrapping up in the Chicago area. We discovered a crack in the brand new window that was installed in the shower, so it will need to be ...
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Can I use Type S mortar for shower mud bed?

I am really confused. I've read numerous posts that say that using Type-S mortar for shower bed is a no-no. I called Sakrete, and they confirmed that it's not for shower bases and more for laying ...
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How to remove shower faucet cartridge?

A shower valve socket wrench fails to extract the faucet cartridge: There is nothing for the socket wrench to "bite" on and it merely spins. What is the procedure and tools to remove the ...
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Can I keep the old Kerdi drain flange when rebuilding a shower?

My 1 yr old shower built by the contractor started leaking like a sieve. In my efforts to remedy the problem, I ended up demolishing the whole thing to the stud while throwing out moldy drywall and ...
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Stuck trying to remove a shower mixing cartridge

We've got a single lever shower with the diverter on the faucet. We've noticed that the hot water doesn't get very hot anymore, but only in this shower. The rest of the house faucets and showers get ...
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How to adjust a thermostatic shower cartridge?

I changed the thermostatic cartridge in my shower and I am struggling to calibrate it so that the temperature is comfortable, and the temperature control is logical. It looks like this, which is a ...
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Can shower tile be flush with plaster wall

I have 100 year old house with lathe and plaster walls. I removed the lathe and plaster and replaced it with 1/2" cement board but this is thinner than the old wall. With the tile applied I ...
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Is it common practice to use brackets just on the wall to install a fixed shower glass panel?

This morning they took the measurement for the glass panels that I need for my shower, they will be 78x32 and 78x36. The guy who took the measurements wanted just two brackets on the wall for each ...
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PEX Homerun vs T&B with 1/2in Supply

I'm adding a small bathroom to my detached garage. I've read lots on home run vs trunk and branch, I've got a pretty good idea of the pros and cons of each. Issue for me is, I've got 1/2in copper ...
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