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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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Tile edging around a niche

This doesn't look right, right? Need some advice on what I should have done instead. I'm thinking the bullnose should have been installed surrounding the niche, not inside the niche. I'm having ...
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Tub to shower conversion plumbing questions

I'm in the middle of a tub to shower conversion but am a complete amateur when it comes to plumbing issues. The tub is out, the walls are open, we have the stand up shower kit bought. But upon looking ...
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Why does my shower's water temperature fluctuate several times per minute?

We just had two 50 gallon electric water heaters installed inline. Rheem professional classics. And a new check valve. The check valve was for the circulating pump. They had to leave the old one on....
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Are there timers to limit the hours a shower can be used?

I have a autistic son who tends to sleep walk. I have found him a few times sound asleep in the bathtub with the shower running. I'm looking for some type of timer that limits the hours a shower can ...
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Claw foot tub faucet riser problem

Renovating bath and bought new kingston brass faucet with hand-held shower. Room is almost finished and looks better than expected so I decided to purchase the add-on shower riser with diverter so ...
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What areas of a shower are the most prone to moisture & mold?

This may sound like an obvious question but I am thinking of a specific diagram which I have seen in the past which I cannot locate. It showed a sort of diagonal division between the wettest areas ...
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Shower leaking out the grout

First off, I am not very handy, and my husband is even less so. We have lived in our house almost 2 years and it is 13 years old. During the inspection, I believe the grout in the corners was ...
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Remove shower faucet face plate

How do I remove the face plate on my shower faucet? There is a lip I cannot get over without damaging it. Thanks
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How can I dehumidify the bathroom while I shower, without using the ceiling fan?

My grandparents live in a condo in Toronto. Whenever they shower, they open the bathroom door fully, but this still fails to remove most of the steam. They must turn on their ceiling vent fan. If ...
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Basement Rough-in Identification

Trying to identify what is what. I originally thought the 3.5" by the wall was Toilet, but i don't think 5" away from "unfinished" wall is enough space. So the other 3.5" (2) must be the toilet? ...
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What is the strongest glue to secure a loose shower head?

I think whoever installed the plumbing used CPVS and didn't even secure the shower head so it's loose. I don't want to open up the tiled wall so I'm going to spray some Great Stuff foam in the hole ...
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Drywall requriements for bathrooms [duplicate]

Is green board or cement board required on shower/tub walls in massachusetts?
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How can I tighten my shower head holder so that it doesn't slip and let the shower head drop out

I'm struggling to fix a shower head holder that seems to have loosened so that it no longer reliably cradles the shower head when the shower is not in use. What tends to happen now is that the shower ...
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What type of sealant/caulk is this used on inside corner of shower frame rail?

Does anybody know if this is just a clear silicone caulk or something else? Lexel? It doesn't go all the way into the gap where the vertical and horizontal shower frame rails meet, which I want to be ...
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Can i use butyl caulk on a shower drain?

I'm putting in a drain onto a shower base and I have some butyl caulk laying around. It says "gutter and flashing" on it and I'm thinking since it is water proof...can I use it between the drain and ...
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Is There a DIY Way of Fitting This Attachment to My Bathroom Tap?

I want to attach this shower hose attachment to my bathroom tap. It's a two-way system that lets you use the water through the tap or the shower head. Unfortunately the sizes don't match. The hose has ...
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Is it possible to get high flow shower mixing valves in the United States?

I have to source a mixing valve for a shower that is being built. It will probably have a shower head that is at least 3 GPM. The problem is that as I understand it, most mixing valves on the market ...
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Why do I have low hot water pressure in showers only?

I have 2 showers in my house. Suddenly the hot water pressure dropped in both. The cold is fine and we haven't noticed any change in the faucets in the house. What could make my hot water pressure ...
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Identifying old single handle shower valve/cartride?

Need help identifying the tub/shower faucet valve/cartridge in the pictures below. I shutoff the main and removed EVERYTHING in preparation for replacement at a later date, and realized I never took ...
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What kind of Shower fitting can I install in a stock tank to tub conversion?

I have a 4ft stock tank (something like this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/tarter-71-gallon-galvanized-steel-stock-tank/3159637) and an almost done tiny house. I'm trying to convert it into a tub with a ...
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bath faucet is hot but shower head always turns cold

My shower has a single lever that turns from right (cold) to left (hot). When the lower bath faucet runs the water comes out hot. But the upper showerhead never heats up. If I run the lower faucet ...
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What backer board for Kohler Choreograph in the shower - osb or greenboard?

I want to install Kohler Choreograph sheets in my shower over tub. It currently has a full fiberglass unit. Should I use osb, greenboard, or possibly cement board, and do these have to be water-...
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Removing Shower Tiles from Waterproof membrane

I am looking to re-grout some tiles in the shower which have come loose. However I have a couple of tiles which have completely broken. However while trying to remove half the tile, it is really ...
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Covering Up Window With Shower Wall

I need to replace a bathroom window which has cracked. At the same time, I'm replacing a jacuzzi tub with a walk-in shower and plan to cover the bathroom window with backerboard and tile. I'd like to ...
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Rolled vinyl flooring … on a wall?

I'm (slowly) remodelling a bathroom, and have a shower-stall kit that includes thin plastic sheets to glue to the walls. I'm debating if I want to tear out what I have now and replace it with cement ...
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Anchoring through shower tile & beyond

The attempted shower seat I recently tried to install a shower seat in my shower. It came with an aluminum wall bracket, and is anchored with 5 approximately 3'' screws inserted into typical plastic ...
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Is my shower drain flange glued

My shower drain was leaking on to ceiling below and I thought to replace the shower drain flange and reseal it. Since it was probably put 10 years ago. I am trying to unscrew the flange but it doesn’...
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Shower head with nice conical flow [closed]

I've tried three replacement shower heads from the DIY store (to replace the one that broke, which unfortunately was thrown out by spouse). I'd like one that makes a wide conical flow, so that my ...
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Leaking Shower Floor: Shouldn't there be a liner here?

I'm trying to find out what's wrong with a leaking shower floor in the basement. Having eliminated all the surface possibilities, I removed the drain and hammered out the floor to examine the drain ...
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Shower Hot Water Pipe (Pex to copper) Pulse/Knock when Off

I've been searching for days trying to find a solution or a similar discussion and haven't come across anything. The problem I'm having started out of the blue. Been in my house for 3 years without ...
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Very low water pressure in the 2nd floor shower but good pressure every where else

Here are the facts: I have a 2 or 2.5 inch water pipe from the street and supposedly very high water pressure. This is the master shower and is located on the second floor. It was remodeled 11 years ...
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Does 3/4” pex supply enough water for a house

Will 3/4” pex with an inside diameter of .68 inches have enough capacity to supply a 3/4” manifold with 1/2” supply lines to a bathtub, washer and toilet and sink with no pressure drop? I plan on ...
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shower drain not snug in mortar

Poured shower bed mortar around drain and sloped it properly. Drain is type that screws into base. The face of the drain is square. Now that the mortar is dry and I am ready to tile the shower floor I ...
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Can I use fiberglass shower drain for tile base?

I pulled out my fiberglass shower enclosure and replace with a tile base. I only found this drain in stock Is it OK just to use that? This is basement shower and concrete foundation. So basically I ...
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What flow rate should I select in a shower head for a home with low water pressure?

We live in an apartment, and we have very low water pressure. One of the shower heads I was looking at was the Speakman S-2252-E2 shower head, but I just noticed that it's available in 1.75 GPM, 2.0 ...
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Is there a way to remove rust from behind a shower fixture?

I have rust starting from seemingly behind a shower fixture. Possibly something I did, but possibly some rust that was bound to happen eventually. What's the first step in a situation like this? It ...
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No studs for glass shower door - Can I hollow wall anchor?

I am looking to install a glass shower door using this frame. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-48-in-to-60-in-Semi-Frameless-Contemporary-Sliding-Shower-Door-Track-Assembly-Kit-in-Nickel-SDLCS60-NIK-...
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Why does a tub spout leak

Why does a tub spout leak. Brand new combo shower tub valve and tub spout. Will slowly leak over a few days before completely dries out, about a tablespoon. The plumber came back and replaced the ...
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Abrasion on shower head pipe — must replace?

While renovating a bathroom, during demo I discovered that the pipe leading from my water valve up to the shower head had a slight bend in it, causing it to press against the inside of the greenboard ...
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Replacing shower diverter valve

I'm trying to replace a shower diverter valve. Seems straight forward, according to everything online I need to remove a sleeve. The problem is, the sleeve is recessed within a threaded pipe. Not ...
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Shower going off

My shower ( low pressure gravity fed ) turns on, water starts coming out slowly until on full. Then after a minute or so goes off and can take 5-6 mins before it comes back on to be able to take a ...
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Knob/handle to turn shower diverter valve

Handle for diverter valve. The plastic has split and will no longer turn the spindle which is 5 mm in diameter with a flat. The handle/ knob does not need to look like this one. I just want to be able ...
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What is the proper hole size in tile backer for a shower valve?

How big does the hole in the backer board need to be around the shower valve? My current hole is big enough to remove the cartridge clip. What is the purpose of the large hole pictured in the ...
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Shower hot water not getting hot enough

I left my house unattended for a number of months. Before leaving, I turned off the water to the house and drained the lines. This was during the winter. Anyway, now that I am home, I notice my ...
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Shower Tub Valve leaking from behind cartridge

I have a Delta shower/tub valve which controls water flow to our tub (with a diverter that can be switched to shower). There is a slow leak from the tub faucet which I am trying to repair. This ...
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How do I remove 4 pieces of tile in my shower?

I am replacing my old 3 piece grohe faucets with a one-piece shower faucet. I need to remove 4 tiles, which will be replaced when the new faucet is installed. How can I remove the 4 tiles without ...
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Tile on the side of shower base

I saw this at a hotel where they tile on the side of the shower base which is fiberglass: My question is: Do I just tile directly on the side of the pan? How do I make the thinset to stick? Thanks.
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Master shower head

The showerhead in my master shower just suddenly stopped "spraying". Now the water just comes out, but not in a spray. I know thats not very clear, but I don't know how to describe it. Its pretty old, ...
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Should I put insulation in a shower wall if it's NOT an exterior wall?

I know that I should put insulation in a shower wall if it's an exterior wall, but what about if it's just an interior wall? Is there still a benefit to doing this?
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What is this shower head?

I have this shower head that I am trying to find another one of and I can't seem to find this exact type anywhere. Most of them have a flat front with little plastic orifices that let the water out, ...