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Grout still "wet" days after regrouting

Looking for a bit of a sanity check and make sure I'm not overthinking this. We had issues with a crack in our grout and mold. So we hired somebody to come and regrout the entire shower floor. But ...
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How to avoid shower cord damage from brief hot water flow after shutoff hot before cold taps?

My shower cable with metallic covering is leaking and I suspect damage from temporary hot water flow even though hot water tap is closed before cold water tap. Is it possible brief hot water damage ...
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New shower gurgles, is this normal or cause to bring the installer/plumber back?

I recently had an old fiberglass tub removed and a shower installed. We went from 1" (or something) drain to a 2" drain (or something) per the code. Now there's a gurgling noise in the drain ...
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Should you use Muriatic acid before sealing in the shower? [closed]

What should you use on the shower tile that’s over 20 years old before sealing the shower tile.
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How to seal shower pan / gasket / cast iron pipe

My shower pan appears to be leaking somewhere between the black rubber gasket, the cast iron pipe and the pastic bezel in the attached image. I checked the gasket under the pan and the seal with the ...
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PEX Piping for Tub Filler

We're installing a new tub/shower and are planning to use a Grohe valve - and thus a a Grohe Rapido Smartbox for the rough in. The ports on the Smartbox are all 1/2" and Grohe does not advise ...
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Issue with shower suddenly increasing in pressure and losing temperature [duplicate]

So my mains connected shower does this odd thing where it will run normally for 2 or 3 minutes, then suddenly the pressure will rise and the water will go cold for 30 seconds, before returning to a ...
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Custom shower - where should drywall end?

I am having someone build me a shower but I don't quite understand if where he finished the Hardie backer is correct. I assumed it was supposed to end above the shower lip.
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How can I address this gap between tile wall and tub diverter?

I am having an issue with my tub diverter. There is a small gap where I can’t get the diverter to sit flush with the trim piece. Maybe an 1/8 of an inch if that. I loosed the nut that holds the push ...
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Need help on how to restore shower following water leaking past drain cutout from old incorrect installation with no waterproofing [closed]

The ceiling below my master bath shower started to show water damage. I cut out the drywall where it was damaged and saw that the shower drain had been improperly installed (picture 1). I don't know ...
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Diagonal Cracks in drywall at corner of 1 piece shower/tub - Serious?

I am looking at a condo for sale. In the guest bath, the 1 piece tub/shower enclosure has diagonal drywall cracks extending from the left upper edge/corner (on the showerhead side) and the right ...
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Locating water supply for hot water

need to replace a tub shower cartridges to hot water side but don't know which yellow to shut off water. outside on condo wall or inside connected to water heater. everything's electric here.
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Gaps at Top of Shower Wall Corners

we noticed that there are gaps at the top of the corners where the shower wall ceramic tiles and metal trim meet. Pictures in the link below. What would be the best way to try to cover these gaps to ...
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Questions about installing an electric shower

I will plug my shower into a common socket plug. I can't tell if my house's network has a grounding. I saw a product called ''Electronic Grounding'' that aims to replace grounding. I would like to ...
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Trouble removing tub spout

I am trying to replace some of my shower hardware with a new kit I brought at the re-store. Unfortunately, running into real trouble trying to take the old spout off. It looks like (pardon the bad ...
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Can I replace the cartridge in my shower valve to restore smooth operation? [closed]

Want to replace my shower valve that doesn't operate smoothly. Is there a quick DIY solution, i.e. without replacing the entire unit? Is just the cartridge replaceable?
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Is a PVC Coupling Reamer Effective?

In my area code allows me to keep my 1 1/2 inch drain for new shower which I thought would save a lot to not have to cut out the stack and replace the wye to the toilet and present bathtub drain etc. ...
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How can I restore the grout joint at the bottom of my shower walls?

Grouted pebble shower floor, tile walls. The rough, cement-like grout where the floor and wall meet, which resembles the banked curve of a race track, is slowly disintegrating, and there are gaps in ...
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How to stop water leaking behind poorly installed 3 piece shower surround

New homeowner here and I am having issues with a shower leaking when water splashes up and onto the corner of the tub where the shower surround meets the tub. There appear to be a few issues - the ...
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shower drain sinking on one side

I've noticed for a while that my shower drain is sinking from one side (attached). I have called a plumber to check and they have confirmed via thermal cameras that no water is leaking through the ...
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Formica Laminate for Shower Surround

Has anyone used a laminate sheet (Formica) applied to CDX (low-grade plywood) as a shower surround? In theory I think it would work if it has no joints and is well-sealed at the corners and along ...
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Water seeping through shower enclosure in newly built home. Should tile be against drywall?

EDIT - Adding a couple more photos and context. There is cement board where the shower handle is that can be seen when the handle is removed but how far that goes is the question. I got a cheap ...
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Crack in bathroom wall

I am working on my parents home from the mid 1930s in NY and while there are hairline cracks here & there, there's this big one in the downstairs bathroom where the tub is. This bathroom doesn't ...
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Delta Shower Cartridge Issues Need Help

I replaced my Delta Shower Cartridge and now the water is not as hot as before. The sink in the same bathroom has almost scalding hot water. The cartridge was installed properly with hot on the left ...
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Can a tiled shower curb be rebuilt without redoing the entire shower?

We had a tub removed and a new tiled shower built. The contractor built the curb crooked to the wall, and it wasn’t caught until after it was tiled. He has committed to correcting it, but is proposing ...
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Shower Drain Cover Installation/Replacement

We have shower drain cover which isn't quite anchored to the shower floor and keeps moving out. We're looking to make it anchored. After removing the existing cover/hair catcher, this is what we see. ...
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Can you tell if a Tile Shower Pan is Cracked without removing Tlies?

An Insurance Adjuster just declared my Tile Shower Pan “Cracked” without removing any surface Tiles. He based this on small cracks in some of the grout. How can he tell if the mud pan is cracked, and ...
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Why install a flow resister in a combo filter and 6" rain shower head?

I have just installed a combination 20 cycle filter and a 6 inch rain shower head in my shower. The pressure is quite high. I am in a 3rd floor condo and would not want to damage the pipes and cause ...
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Install shower grab bar - 2x2 studs

I need to install some grab bars in the shower. I know where the studs are and I can access the back of two of the three walls to put blocking. The third wall is cinder block, 2x2 studs, drywall and ...
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Repairing Shower Floor

I have limited experience with shower repairs. Recently, I've noticed that the grout/sealant between the tiles on my shower floor has begun to peel off, and I can see water seeping between the tiles. ...
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Professional grouted white on top of black grout and now you can the black

We had our home built in 2021, we were told to pick out the tile we wanted for the shower floor from Lowe’s/Home Depot, chose a white/grayish stone tile and wanted black grout as our whole bathroom ...
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Shower rod adhesive for tile

Need to hang a L shaped shower rod on a tile shower. See photo, red dots indicate the planned hanging area. The shower rod is an adhesive mount. Will this adhesive be strong enough to hold the weight ...
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Installing Fixed Glass Panel on One Piece Shower Unit

We are remodeling the bathroom in my father in laws home. We purchased a low threshold one piece shower unit. For easy for cleaning and access, I would like to install a 36-40 inch wide fixed panel ...
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How can I remove the covers of my shower’s handle to tighten the screws?

The handle of the door of my shower is a bit loose. I think it is possible to tighten the screws, but they seem hidden by a cover, which I have not been able to remove using my fingers alone. Is ...
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Shower glass contractor used glass with small cracks in it, how would I negotiate a discount? [closed]

I got 3/8” glass for a frameless shower. It’s custom ordered since they measured the specifications and all. However I found 2 minor areas with scratches. I thought it was tape residue but upon ...
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What could be wrong when a crack opens in the grout between tile and ceiling when installing a tension pole shower caddy?

I just got an OXO corner shower caddy, and to stay in place, it relies on pressure created when it extends upwards as you engage a lock on the pole. When I engaged the lock, it extended as it should, ...
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Does the rough-in valve trim install onto backer board or tile?

I have installed cement board and waterproof coated it. My next step is to install tile. I have a 4" access hole in the backer board for the rough-in valve per the instructions. The instructions ...
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What size is my bathtub?

I'm trying to determine the size of my bathtub. My current tub measures 58-3/4" L x 39-3/4" W. Tub has a tile surround. Length is measured between two tiled walls. Width is measured from ...
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My installer left a 5/8" ridge just above my shower. What is the best fix?

I paid someone to install tile in a walk in shower, but on the outside, he left a 5/8" or so overlap at the top left (see pics). I want him to make this seamless, but I'm not sure the best way to ...
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Can I extend a shower drain with dedicated vent further than 8 feet to the main stack?

The tub currently has a 1 1/4” drain about 6 feet long to the main stack that will be replaced with a 2 inch pipe. There is a dedicated vent just downstream of the P-trap that has a horizontal run ...
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How to seal large uneven gap between tub and surround?

I need advice on how to proceed with re-caulking the joint where the tub meets the wall. The previous owners installed a plastic surround around the tub. I have reason to suspect there is tile behind ...
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Leak in shower door

Help! We have a leak in our shower door, I think it’s from the small gap in the door seal. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this? We have mushrooms growing out of our floor. https://...
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Do I self level the Shower Pan or rip out the brand new 3/4 flooring?

Due to a series of unfortunate events and being in a location where people are not known for being reliable, I've wound up with a 3/4" plywood floor in my master bathroom that is not level nor ...
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Broken Tub Faucet pipe

Ok so I played plumber on our master bath trying to update the fixtures but old was corroded and when I tried to unscrew it the copper pipe piece twisted off and broke. So…my question is the shower/...
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Who do I need to hire/how do I hire someone to retile a wall in my tub/shower?

I purchased a 1966 ranch a couple months ago. There is one bathroom with a tub/shower combo, featuring (in my opinion) beautiful blue tiled walls. The tiles are in good condition and I was originally ...
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Concern with overtightening brass shower valve fitting

I installed a shower valve with 4 brass 1/2" male fittings. Before installing I wrapped each thread with teflon 4 or 5 times. I installed it into 3x brass fittings that lead to PEX, and the 4th ...
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Is Kerdi membrane supposed to be easily torn off from the thinset?

I’m a first time DIYer and I’m testing and learning Kerdi membrane for my bathroom remodeling. Last night I used the membrane with Kerdi’s own thinset(the Allset) and on a drywall. Today the thinset ...
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Split outlet pipe

In a prefabricated shower stall, the outlet pipe is split. You can see the slit-like opening in this picture: As you can guess, this makes the shower unusable, as the water will leak in a strong ...
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Pockets of what looks like dirt behind shower walls

So after frustration of fighting off ants multiple times over the past years, and starting to see what appears to be fungus gnat in the bathroom recently, I started to demo my bathroom shower. As I ...
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Moen 1225 replacement w/ new shower handle

Replaced a 1225 Moen Cartridge along with a new pull out/push in handle. After trying 3 different handles I am still having no success with finishing up this job. The problem is after installing the ...
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