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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What should I use to cover shower framing behind tile in a bathroom?

I have this repair I have to do at work. I have an idea on what to do but I am not entire sure. My thoughts are to start with installing a wood board than drywall mud and than tile. Of course there ...
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Installing Aqualisa MD 110 BSM - rubber gaskets above or below the bath?

I'm about to install Aqualisa MD 110 BSM bath/shower mixer. The installation instructions can be found on Aqualisa website here and the specific step I'm querying is at the bottom of page 25. The ...
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Cement Board versus Mold Resistant Drywall at Top of Bath Tub/Shower Surround

The drywall installers ran short of cement board, so they used a small piece of mold resistant drywall at the top of the wall where the shower head is located (see upper right of first picture). I ...
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what is covering the grout in my shower and how do I repair it?

I recently moved and the bathroom (and shower) floor is tile with large grout lines between it. In the shower there is signs of wear on the grout and it appears it was sealed somehow and the sealant ...
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should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb?

Should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb? Instructions that I have don't say anything about having a small gap. I would think a small gap, say 1/8" would allow for ...
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How does one tile the expose inside edge of a sloped shower pan?

The first image shows the orientation of the slope. It rolls down toward the linear drain on the toilet side of the bathroom. 60" long by 36" wide. I'll be cutting the concrete to create ...
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Can I install a shower surround over the flange?

So I've really messed up. I'm at the tail end of finishing off our basement and I realized that my flange for my shower base is outside my backer board. Flooring is laid and the walls were built up to ...
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What are all of the layers of a floated shower on studs with a concrete slab?

It seems there are many different ways to build a shower. I would like to float my shower and install a linear drain with no curb. After relocating the waste pipe and chipping out the concrete, is ...
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tee diverter / valve to my shower

I need to attach some kind of tee diverter / valve to my shower. It would look something like this: This thing will have 2 outlets. My usual shower head will go on one of the outlets, and the other ...
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How much of a difference does the valve make on water pressure when picking out a new shower faucet?

I'm remodeling my master shower and will replace my old faucet with a new one (valve included in the new package). I want as much water pressure as possible. Should I only look at the gpm on the ...
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Should I be concerned with a minute amount of flexing under a shower tray?

I have recently installed a quadrant shower tray. The manufacturer recommends a 5:1 sand and cement base on an 18mm structural marine ply to support the tray. The tray was set on a 18mm sand and ...
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Need help with recalcitrant shower faucet handles

I have a leaking shower faucet (two-handle shower-only) as seen below. The faucet handles won't come off and I'm wondering if they are non-standard in some way. I've used (1) a handle puller (2) ...
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How do I fix this shower drain?

A couple days ago I noticed in the ceiling some dripping water after taking a shower. There was really no reason the pipe would have broken, so I pulled up the shower grate thinking it was maybe ...
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How can I repair my sagging shower door?

Not too long ago our shower door started sagging, and now it’s bad enough it won’t close. Which means when we shower water spills all over the place- and one of these days I just know it’s going to ...
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How to fix my 3 handle shower faucet, husband tried to replace?

I have a 3 handle shower/tub, the hot water was leaking and my husband tried to fix it but now the hot water turns on the wrong way, the cold water like skips when u turn it on and off and the shower ...
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what can i do with this old weird tub combo?

I am replacing this old tub/shower combo with a built in tub for the ceiling...can i just take out the entire upper tub & framing and drywall like a normal shower? I've never seen this before.
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How to remove this flow restrictor in hansgrohe hand shower?

I have a hand shower which has a flow restrictor in it. I've found other flow restrictors easier to remove than this one. The metal tabs seem to bite into the plastic pretty hard (making it probably ...
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Shower doors don't fit on shower base

We installed our shower base - round corner, and tiled our walls. Now our glass shower doors on steel frames don't fit on the base. It's too small and doesn't have enough room to sit inside of the ...
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Side offet linear drain

I am currently renovating my bathroom and converting my bathtub into a walk-in tiled shower. In the process of deconstruction I've noticed that I cannot center align my drain with the valves and ...
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How to offset this shower drain

I'm installing a new acrylic shower pan and the drain pipe is off an inch from where the new pan needs it to be. I don't have a ton of room to make adjustments here. I want to use a mechanical seal ...
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Gap between tub and greenboard

On the left is a "tongue" (Flange) of the tub that sticks out and on the right is greenboard. It seems to be about a 5/8" gap between the two and I would like to set tile here. Can I ...
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Slow draining shower

Advice please to clear shower drain. I have used bicarbonate soda and vinegar which didn’t help. Then I bought a snake auger but when I take chrome cover off shower drain, all I cannot see any sign of ...
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Need help identifying shower stem

Our shower handle recently became wiggly to the sides. The part sitting on the stem/broach seems to be stripped, causing it not to turn the stem when I turn the handle. However, this stem doesn't show ...
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How do you fix a leaking shower cartridge?

So the faucet cartridge in Shower 1 was about 12 years old and really stiff. I replaced it with a new one. But then it started leaking through the middle of the new cartridge. I thought it was a ...
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Can I switch the hot and cold water supply to improve the pressure of hot?

I have a very old house (built in 1903) with very old and corroded pipes. Because of the corrosion, the hot water pressure is fairly low (mostly in the shower) but cold water pressure is okay. I’m ...
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When tub/shower is on in bathroom #1 a shower other side of house turns on in bathroom #2

When the tub/shower in #1 bathroom is running water another shower stall in #2 bathroom turns on. What is causing this to happen? How is this fixed?
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Are some brands of shower valves compatible with others?

I just finished all of our shower tile work in our new basement bathroom. Upon doing so, the wife informed me she would like to change the color scheme eyeroll. We have our shower valve already ...
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How to finish edge of tiled shower with metal outside drywall?

I have a newly tiled shower that was put in with a metal edging piece. However you can still see the edge of the cement board underneath it where it meets the wall. How do I finish this?
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Is it ok to fasten a shower surround to Schluter Kerdi curb?

I am doing a master bath remodel and installing a Schluter system for my shower. How do I install the glass surround on the Kerdi curb? The curb is more or less Styrofoam and I don't see how it can ...
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How can I remove this thermostatic mixing shower faceplate?

This shower has a temperature selection knob, which operates separately from the water pressure/on-off knob. The selection is unresponsive, water temperature does not rise or fall when the knob is ...
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How much tolerance is there for a frameless glass shower door?

I did a shower remodel that involved moving a wall and re-tiling my shower. The new width for the door opening is 33.5 inches. I see pre-made frameless glass shower doors that are listed as being ...
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How to prevent this shower floor buildup?

I keep getting this white buildup in my shower floor and I'm not sure how to stop it. I'm able to remove it if I plug off the drain, fill the basin with vinegar, and scrub really hard. But when I did ...
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Installing framed sliding shower doors

Just wrapping up my porcelain tile install on my 32x60 shower. I am installing framed sliding shower doors and was researching ahead for that. There are 3 screws installed in each vertical side. The ...
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Grout White bumps

Any idea what these white bumps are? Can't seem to figure it out. Is it glue? They turned pink before I bleached it and now it looks like this. Grout removal blade isnt going thru it easily
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Shower Floor Tile - Please Help!

We just had glass penny round tile laid on the shower floor yesterday. It is approved for shower floors but we hate the look of it. Since it hasn't been grouted yet, can we pull these up before the ...
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waterproof shower: waterproof pan or not?

I have a question about waterproofing our shower. We have a pre-slope, then the PVC liner, then the final mud bed. We are going to use the Aquadefense liquid waterproof membrane. We installed our ...
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Floor leveling compound mounds under the shower base -manufacturer recommendation- will they leave gaps around the base?

This is a very heavy shower base and I want to make sure I am doing this right there won't be a lot of room to maneuver after I put the shower base in Below are their instructions. My question is ...
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Unable to remove shower handle due to stripped allen screw

I have a shower handle similar to this one and need to replace the shower cartridge. I'm using this video but am getting stuck on the first step trying to use my allen wrench to take off the handle. ...
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I need help fixing my leaking shower valve

I have an old shower valve that is from the 1940's that has a slow leak. I would like to repair it, but I can't find any of the typical screws to take it apart. Even after taking the handle off there ...
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Is cement board that's been stored in the weather ok to use?

The previous owner of my home told me that the cement board he was going to use for a shower has been sitting outside (exposed to the weather) for about a year. The 4x8 sheets are still intact but ...
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How can I reduce my 2“ shower drain to match my 1 1/2” ABS drain plumbing?

I have this Kohler shower base that I am about to install. At the bottom of that page it says it pairs well (for them) with their shower drain Specs here (PDF) Here are the dimensions for it: ...
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How do I fix the pitch for shower in final mud pan?

We are remodeling our shower. This is our first time doing this so we are learning a lot. Our final mud pan was completed about 3 weeks ago. Trying to get the proper pitch was not very easy, however I ...
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What bathtub/shower faucet do I need with CSA

I have what I believe to be a (CSA) Canadian Standard Association shower kit from approximately 1995. We are in the US if that matters. My wife wants it replaced, which I generally feel comfortable ...
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Bathtub Faucet - Can't stop the water

I don't know what is the part called, but it is supposed to divert the water to the shower head. As shown in the photo, it is in the fully up position, however, large amount of water still coming out ...
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bath faucet dripping and moving!

My shower lower faucet has been dripping for a few months. Last month I tried to change the cartridge, but it didn't work. I then found it didn't drip after I tightened the faucet clockwise but now ...
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Does the water resistant cement board installed overlapping/hiding the edge of a shower pan absorb water in time?

Here is what the manufacturer recommends for installing your shower base I would like to go further with this and create a notch in the studs so I can push the shower base 1/2" closer to the ...
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Steam shower drain

I am having a basement concrete slab poured in. In the future bathroom, I am planning to put a steam shower (something standard from a Home Depot or such that fits into a standard bathtub space.) I ...
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Why does my mixer shower run intermittently cold?

I have a mixer shower and the water runs intermittently completely cold for approx 10 seconds approx every 2 mins. No other taps in my apartment do this. All my hot water comes from a combi boiler. ...
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How to extend 1/2" shower connection just a little bit

I am replacing the shower head we currently have with a new one. The existing shower head used a 1/2" "S" shaped pipe with male threads on each end. The new connection is designed to ...
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Wet capping a leaky shower arm

I have a standup shower that has a hose attachment, sort of like this one that screws on to the shower arm coming out of the wall. Unfortunately due to our hard water I am unable to unscrew the ...

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