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How do I attach a shower caddy to the shower pipe?

Suction cups are fairly standard for the problem you are trying to solve. Shower suction cups in your search engine of choice will find many, some ready to clip right on to the wires of your shampoo ...
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How do I attach a shower caddy to the shower pipe?

One of these General concept. You might need to get a different size. This thing wraps around the shower pipe on your side of the caddy. You run a bolt and nut through the hole to clamp it tight (if ...
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Plumbing: Reuse black pipes and supply lines after a month

If not leaking or too short, reuse. They are made to last many, many years. The black drain pipes have some adjustment made in, they can be turned some if new sink not exact position as old.
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How do I attach a shower caddy to the shower pipe?

Unless you have mirror like tile surface do not bother with suction cups. They will fall off. Get proper size hose clamp at any hardware store. Get it in Stainless Steal to prevent rust. All you need ...
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How do I attach a shower caddy to the shower pipe?

While normal tape and adhesive doesn't work well in a wet environment, tapes and adhesives designed for wet environments work quite well. For example, 3M makes a set of Command products specifically ...
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Is it possible to make this vessel sink into an undermount and function properly?

There is no reason why any basin could not be mounted in any manner. I've seen all kinds of artistic dishes and bowls adapted to be sinks by drilling a two inch hole in the bottom, and I've seen them ...
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Fixing a leaking p-trap when the outlet pipe has a lip on it

You should have a washer for the contact between the J bend and the wall tube. The threads compress the washer against that metal lip and the wall of of the J bend. When you join the parts, there is ...
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What bathroom fan fits in this housing?

Generally the inside of an exhaust fan is not in any way standard and each manufacturer, and even different models, are constructed differently. What is relatively standard is the cutout. So you ...
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Drywall Bathroom Mounting: How to move mirror clip up

Move the clip sideways a bit, an inch if you can. This will be enough to not make a bigger hole, since imagine the height difference needed is quite small, less than the hole size needed. The other ...
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Can I prevent my bathroom mirror from fogging up?

Mirrors fog up because they're (with few exceptions) made of glass, which is cool and encourages warm moist air to condense on the glass surface. If you can eliminate some warm moist air, that will ...
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P-trap fits sink drain and tailpiece but do not fasten to them securely

Regarding the tailpiece, it is a "compression" connection. Remove nut E, slide it up the tailpiece, then slide a flexible rubber compression washer (F?) over the tailpiece end. Fit the ...
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Pipe fitting identification for bathroom sink drain

It is a nut. It's the remnants of a compression fitting, as you suspected. That said, I don't hold out much hope that the threads are serviceable. That much corrosion may have destroyed them. You ...
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Installing LVP or LVT laminate flooring in bathroom: what base and side considerations?

I have installed that same flooring over tile there is no problem with that. Remove the toilet and when laying the flooring around the toilet flange add a bead of polyester caulk such as Vulkem ...
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Bathroom drain is leaking even with nuts and washers properly installed

Although @RMDman gave a really amazing answer, I went back and watched the video very closely. The printed instructions are wrong (!!!). You are supposed to thread the flat washer on first, cinch it ...
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Bathroom drain is leaking even with nuts and washers properly installed

Your process is correct, however many of the new plumbing fixtures do not recommend using plumbers putty on the top flange of the drain. These are known as leaking drains. The gaskets that are ...
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Cabinets and baseboard splitting from wall

That can be signs of termites. Especially in Fla. Is the home block or frame construction? Both can have termite issues. Have you seen any pinholes in any walls and is there any piles of what look ...
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Installing LVP or LVT laminate flooring in bathroom: what base and side considerations?

I am currently planning a similar re-flooring job for my small bathroom that has a peel-n-stick vinyl tile floor. I've had many of the same questions as you; here's what I've found out (I'm no expert, ...
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tile above fiberglass shower - can I apply directly to drywall?

Unless you have a party in the shower, the area above the fiberglass gets very little water. Go ahead and tile over the drywall. It is likely a moisture resistant drywall anyway. I have tiled these ...
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Can I prevent my bathroom mirror from fogging up?

When I shower I always leave the door open and/or a window; the mirror experiences almost no fog this way. I also dislike scorching hot showers so the lower water temperature helps.
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Contractor cut into the I-Joist flange!

He cut into the top plate of TGIs... a really bad thing to do. The depth of the cut is really troubling...somebody was being really careless or unskilled. That weakens them substantially. Had it been ...
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How should I go about repairing this door casing?

From your second picture, it appears there is also a moisture issue behind the baseboard. To fix it right means finding and eliminating the source of this water, as well as replacing all of the ...
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How should I go about repairing this door casing?

That looks like the same problem area as your first question. The wood destroying organisms are pretty thick there and the result of water infiltration just like the mildew on the tiles. If there were ...
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How to clean and fill seams around tile

There are cleaners to remove the mildew, however that area has signs of water infiltration and the result is the mold. The water infiltration needs to be corrected first. Any other work to clean / or ...
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Can I prevent my bathroom mirror from fogging up?

There are many "anti-fog" heated mirrors on the market now. So, replacing the light and mirror with a lighted heated mirror would be one way to solve that problem.
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Can I prevent my bathroom mirror from fogging up?

The mirror fogs because of condensation. Condensation happens because of dew point: water vapor in the air will condense onto any surface that is cooler than the dew point. It is condensing on your ...
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Is a fully vented exhaust fan required for bathrooms in Virginia?

I'd be surprised if a fan was required by code in a room with a window. Local specific rules cannot be looked up for free, so the only people who can help answer that for sure are ones with access to ...
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Replacing Bathtub - Acrylic vs. Coated Steel

I've had both. There's no issue with steel tubs rusting out (in my experience, 35+ years no issues). The biggest issue is if homeowner or plumber uses strong acid to clear a clogged drain, it can ...
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Bathroom fan and light wiring

If not overly weird, the "incoming cable fom the circuit" should be ground, neutral, unswitched hot. If the old unit had only a single switch, your right, proper and legal method for what's ...
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My Shower Head Screws Into A 1-1/4" Pipe!! How Do I Upgrade/Replace?

1" FNPT to 1/2" MNPT, in as few or as many steps as it takes to get there depending what you can find to buy. 1" nominal threaded pipe has an OD of 1.315" making that the most ...
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Leaving water shut for 1 bathroom sink out of 2

You don't have to worry about the pressure bursting the pipes just because you used the shutoff valve to turn off the water to the sink. What you need to think about is fixing the leak. It's usually ...
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