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Should the shower valve inside the wall ever get wet?

I suspect a leak inside a shower wall in my new rental because of the crumbling drywall on the very bottom and high moisture meter readings. The plumbers came in and opened the wall and found no ...
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How can I finish a joint between drwall and tile nera a corner when the drywall is 1/2" proud of the tile?

I am renovating a portion of a basement bathroom to undo some shoddy work by a previous owner. The bathroom has an existing glass enclosed tiled shower in the rear corner of the room. I had to ...
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Tile grout in shower floor pan

The builder's crew was sloppy in parts of their work. I have what I think are bits of grout dried in between the textured surface of the walk in shower floor pan. I tried a scrub brush but it only ...
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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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Replacing Shower Tile Directly on Plywood

My wife and I recently purchased a house (our first!) in which the previous homeowner added a shower stall that sits on top of a stand constructed from plywood to accommodate the shower drain. After a ...
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How to replace cartridge on Grohe shower valve

I have a Grohe thermostatic shower valve that runs very hot. I realize I probably just need to replace the cartridge, but I'm a much better electrician than plumber! I'm pretty sure the model name ...
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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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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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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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Nightly overwhelming sewer gas smell from shower drain only while in use

Ok here is a doozy we have been dealing with for over a year. House was a new build 2012 and we had never had any plumbing issues until we had our roof replaced a bit over a year back and around the ...
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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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Bathroom shower remodel old mortar stuck to concrete walls

I have removed the old tile in my shower to install new tile. The mortar is stuck on and very hard to remove. Can I smooth it out with joint compound and make a smooth as possible surface and tile ...
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Why does my shower run intermittently cold?

I have a mixer shower connected to a combi boiler (the model is RD628) and the water runs intermittently completely cold for approx 15 seconds approx every 2 mins. When I look at the boiler the ...
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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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Repairing a cracked Terrazzo shower base

The terrazzo shower base in my 10-year-old house cracked. As shown in the attached pictures, the crack, though very thin, goes all the way through, and I've had a slow leak in the (unfinished) ...
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Which thinset mortar do I choose

I have painted redgard on the shower walls and I am ready to tile. Which thinset mortar do I use over the redgard? I am using 12x24 tiles on 1 wall and 4x12 on the other 2. I am using ceramic tiles.
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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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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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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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Shower drain cover removal

So I have been trying to get my shower drain cover off so that I can remove all the hair but I can not seem to figure out how it is supposed to come off. It doesn't have screws, doesn't twist, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I use wider boards or shift studs to clear plumbing?

I am looking to put a stud wall in my shower to house the valves and also a few niches, it needs to be a minimum of 150mm deep, so do I use standard 50mm x 100mm (2x4s) boards and offset the stud wall ...
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How to attach a shower drain to iron drain pipe that is offset by 3/4-inch

One bathroom in my house used to have a tub but at some point, an owner decided to tear that out and just have a giant powder room. I'm putting in a walk-in shower and decided to use a pre-fab shower ...
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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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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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Restricted Hot Water at shower - what is this debris?

I found that the hot water in one of the showers was very restricted. It has an american standard valve which I opened up. At the back of the valve, on the hot water side only, there was debris in ...
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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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How can you tell when a vacuum breaker needs to be replaced?

The one in the master bath just started "leaking" recently and now my daughter reports the same problem in her bath. Is this just a part of their normal function or do they need to be replaced or ...
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What do you do if the hole in the tile is larger than the shower faucet escutcheon?

Whoever built this shower stall really made a hack job of the hole for the shower faucet. The hole is actually just a bit larger than the escutcheon on the upper right corner. One option is to just ...
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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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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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Who makes this shower faucet handle (logo identification)?

Who makes this shower faucet handle? It's slightly broken, I'd like to get a replacement part, but I have no idea what company this is. Does anyone recognize this logo, or know how I might go about ...
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Support Options for Bathroom Shower Glass Panel wider than 3 Feet

We're currently remodeling a bathroom remodel and were thinking of getting a 40-46 inches wide glass panel, but our GC's glass supplier let him/us know that (at least here in CA) everything wider than ...
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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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High pitch shrieking when taking a shower in my bathtub that has a diverter

My tub has a spout to fill the tub if we want to take a bath, or a diverter which we pull up on to take a shower. Recently, it started making this high pitched shrieking noise when we take a shower. ...
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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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What size Schluter linear shower drain should I use?

I’m installing the 38” x 76” Schluter linear drain shower tray. I purchased the 35-7/16” linear drain which will give about 1.5” on each side which I’m a bit worried about how to fit tile into that ...
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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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