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Replacing an Apartment Light Fixture that has a Built-In Switch

I am hoping to replace a vanity light in my bathroom over my sink and I have already gone ahead and ordered a light fixture. However, I realized I may have made a mistake in choosing the new one... ...
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Bathroom vanity works with some lights in some positions

I installed a Lutron Caseta on-off switch (non dimmer, will edit with model number if required) to control a bathroom vanity with 2 fixtures each with two lights. For a long time I found putting a (...
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Do I need to patch the hole in my bathroom drywall behind the vanity?

I have a simple goal: I want to install a new vanity in my bathroom (in the United States, California specifically). However, after extracting the prior vanity, I ended up having to cut some of the ...
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Should I paint bathroom before installation of a new vanity?

I am replacing vanity and removing wallpaper to paint. I am currently removing the wallpaper. Do I install the new vanity before painting or after?
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Installing toe kick on bathroom vanity

Installed a bathroom vanity with one side up against the wall. Our baseboards are tapered from top to bottom. Do we install the toe kick up to the baseboard or do we install the toe kick to the wall ...
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DIY Corner bathroom sink vanity installation

I have this corner sink that I would like to install. Holes location on sink : I have moderate DIY skill and have previously installed a bidet that needed water hose T joint. So I think I can pull ...
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vanity separated from shower by doorway and toilet

I want to remodel a small bathroom to add a double-sink vanity. Currently the layout looks roughly like this, with a single-sink vanity: I've looked at keeping everything on the "west" wall, but ...
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Is it possible for a bathroom countertop to be held up by angle brackets

We're remodeling the bathroom and want to get the countertop put in. Instead of building a vanity cabinet, we want to have a floating countertop (quartz). We found the piece we're interested in, and ...
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How do I fix/fill this void left by previously tiling around a bathroom vanity

Previous home owners tiled around a vanity, then the vanity needed to come out. Now this void approximately one inch deep is left, and we want to fill it and retile so we can use a wider variety of ...
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wiring lights to a power cord

How would you wire 5 Hollywood style vanity lights all to one power cord? also would you just buying another power cord and disecting it to increase the wires lengths to connect them to this one cord ...
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Replacing warped floor of bathroom vanity

I have a built-in vanity with double sinks in one bathroom. There was a leak in the p-trap that went on for quite a while. It soaked through the floor of the inside of the vanity and has warped it. ...
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Extending sink drain rough in. Legal? Correct?

My Wife bought a new Vanity (and her husband forgot to look at all the details.. :) ) and the specific dimensions require that the drain / water lines be roughed in around 22 IN. Our current setup is ...
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How should I wire toe kick lighting for bathroom vanity?

I'm remodeling my bathroom and have everything torn down to the studs. I would like to add some LED lighting to the toe kick of the vanity that is controlled by a switch and I don't want any cords/...
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Will a 1" thick granite countertop span 22 inches?

I want a makeup vanity but have only enough space for one 18" base. I have granite and a base of drawers 22" deep by 18" wide. If I affix the granite atop the base and extend it to reach the wall, ...
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Can I tie a vanity sink drain into the bathtub drain?

I'm in the process of remodeling a basement bathroom. It used to have a big shower in it and a vanity on the wall opposite the shower; the shower used a floor drain (obviously) and the vanity sink had ...
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LED Downlight, in a box, on the wall, with lamp wire?

The bathroom in my new apartment is sorely lacking in light. There is a wall of ceramic tiles blocking the light from the ventilator fan/light fixture reaching the shower, and its just in a bad place ...
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Can I replace a drop-in sink with a counter-top mounted sink?

Would it work to remove a drop-in sink and replace it with a top mounted sink? I'm thinking that now work would need to be done to the counters themselves besides attaching the new sink. The original ...
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How to fix side of bathroom vanity damaged by water

My kids use the bath tub and water spills over almost everyday. I noticed that the bottom part of the side of the vanity is damaged with water. The water at times, goes beneath and I find the nearby ...
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Installing P-trap on vanity going from 1 1/4 to 2 inch drain pipe

I installed a new vanity recently as I am wrapping up a bathroom remodel but when I went to install the p-trap I realized that the p-trap is 1 1/4 inches and the drain pipe at the wall is 2 inches. I ...
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What can be done about a vanity top that doesn't sit tight to cabinet base?

We purchased a new vanity top to replace our 12 year old builder grade piece, however, it does not appear to sit tight on the base. It doesn't really sit "in" the cabinet, and only the back sides seem ...
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What size pipe should be used when converting from single to double Bathroom Sink?

Our bathroom had an optional double sink in the main bathroom from when the house was built (before we lived in it). Based off of water temp alone I'm guessing that the toilet & sink are on the ...
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need help installing bathroom solid surface countertop that does not sit flush on vanity

I bought a new bathroom countertop that is a solid surface. It's called a "stonetek solid surface". The bottom surface of the vanity top has all sorts of groves in it. So I don't know how to attach ...
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Water backup on new double vanity/both sides

Installed new double vanity. Water drains slowly on right side and backing up in sink on left side. Didn't have to do anything to p trap lines up same as old vanity. Did have trouble with stoppers ...
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Can I reset Vanity Top onto particle board with residue caulk?

I bought a big box vanity with sink etc already attached. It was 1/4" off from being flush at the back so I decided to reseat it. Knifed and sawed the thing off then scraped the silicone off the sink/...
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How can I determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

I have a full wall vanity mirror (70" x 42") in my bathroom wall. I need to drill some holes through it in order to install a vanity light. I realized that if the mirror is made from tempered glass it ...
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How to fix a vanity mold built up as a result of valve leak?

I noticed a valve leak too late and now part of the vanity has built up some mold. I would like to avoid replacing the entire thing obviously. So I would like to understand how (un)safe it is to keep ...
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How to raise trap height for new vanity

We are installing a new taller vanity. The opening cut into the rear by the manufacturer is higher than the existing wall connection and trap. To get the vanity to fit against the wall, I need to do a ...
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Back lighted mirror

I would like to know how I could get a mirror like this: Does it need to be custom made If it need to be custom made, by who? Glass store or light store? thanks a lot.
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How to handle vanity replacement when finish materials do not continue behind existing unit?

I had a plumbing leak under my bathroom sink that soaked the vanity before it was discovered and the water shut off. The vanity is cheap crap made out of particleboard that has swelled up like a ...
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How do I wire multiple light fixtures on their own switch on a Modular wall?

I have a wall that will be used to display vanities. This wall needs to be able to move around and hold 3 light fixtures. Those three fixtures each need their own switch. My thought was to install ...
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How to rough bath sink drain to maximize drawerspace

I am roughing in the plumbing for a bathroom sink that I am going to build a vanity for. I'd like to have the drain only impact a top drawer and take up as little space as possible. The drawer back ...
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What can be done about a vanity top not flush against the base?

I am installing a new vanity / top combo in a bathroom I am in the process of remodeling. I leveled and roughed the base and placed the vanity top (provided with the base) on to check the fit and ...
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How to finish bathroom vanity junction with the floor?

Hello Internet DIYers! I'm in the process of remodelling our bathroom. The floor is done and I have installed the vanity (I screwed it to the studs in the wall). The vanity side walls arrive nicely ...
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What shape/bends should a bathroom sink drain pipe have to generally comply with US code and avoid clogs?

Santa Cruz, CA, USA I think this question might be related to Under bathroom sink piping (exposed) but my question is more general so I decided to post it separately. I'm in the middle of a ...
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How can I repair a broken pivot hinge for a vanity mirror?

I have a bathroom vanity with three mirror panels, each on pivot hinges and magnetically held closed. One of the hinges at the top split due to the metal being stressed repeatedly. If you look at ...
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How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?

We want to put a rectangular pedestal sink top onto a wooden vanity (yet to be built). We won't be using a solid surface or laminate product on top, but instead want the sink to slightly overhang the ...
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How can I replace a long double vanity with two single vanities?

I have one long double vanity in my master bathroom. It is approx 122" with a 53" vanity on the left (butts up to soaker tub) and a 49" vanity on the right (butts up to wall when entering bathroom). ...
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How can I install a vanity over this unfortunate plumbing?

I have recently removed a vanity from my bathroom and am facing an unfortunate plumbing footprint when trying to put a new vanity in place. The cold water line runs right against a built in cabinet ...
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How can I remove a granite countertop from a wooden vanity?

I recently purchased an inexpensive bath vanity from the Home Labyrinth. It included a low-end granite top that is not properly sized for my bathroom. Unexpectedly, out of the box, the granite is ...
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How can I join two solid surface vanity tops for a seamless appearance?

I purchased two Swanstone solid surface vanity tops for my double-bowl sink. I trimmed them to site side-by-side and planned to use white silicone caulk between them to fill any very small gaps. ...
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How do I remove a rust stain on my bathroom vanity counter?

We just moved into a rental home and I seem to have done something stupid. I have a metal plate that I made into a make holder that I spray painted gold on the sink counter top. I must have gotten wet ...
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Floor plumbing pipe too far away from the wall for vanity

Floor plumbing pipe too far away from the wall for vanity. I do not want to cut a hole into the vanity shelves to accommodate this discrepancy because the shelves are already shallow with limited ...
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How to fix unevenly stained maple wood vanity?

My bathroom vanity was not properly stained. It is not even. The edges are still showing the original light maple color. There are paint-like drips everywhere. I doubt that it has been sealed because ...
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What are code restrictions on turning sink tailpiece?

I have drain that is a bit too low so I may have to cut lower drawer on my vanity (see my other question).I want to avoid that. There is 4" clearance behind the drawer. After some research it ...
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Can p-trap be installed higher than drain entry?

I have p-trap entry in drain at 16" above the floor. However, vanity that I got has lower drawer which has top at about the same height. There is also about 4" clearance behind drawer. I was told that ...
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How can I fabricate a custom one-off plastic part?

Here's some background: I just moved into a house and am in the process of fixing up the bathroom. I want to keep the two florescent lights that frame the medicine cabinet but the plastic covers are ...
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How do I install a vanity that's higher than the mirror?

I'm doing a bath remodel. The existing wall mirror is resting on a Formica back-splash. The existing cabinet is wheelchair height. The remodel cabinet will be higher than the bottom of the wall ...
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What can I do to make my new bathroom vanity more stable?

Note: Feel free to edit the title of this question if you know of a better way to put it. I got a new bathroom vanity (cabinet and sink top). In spite of its high price, the quality is not so good. ...
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Can a bathroom vanity be installed higher than 30 inches?

"Standard" bathroom vanities are 30", where as kitchen counter tops are typically 36". For me (6' tall), the 30" vanity is rather low. Is there any reason to leave vanities that height, or can they ...