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2nd floor bath remodel. Concrete under tile. What do I have to remove?

I know this is way back but Jimmy was right. It was floated dry pack concrete. I rented a demolition hammer from Home Depot and got under the dry pack and brought up a 165sqft bathroom floor in about ...
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Any easy way to modify bottom of vanity to seal off opening?

Generally a flat panel is cut to fit the opening and attached to the front legs of the cabinet using things that look like broom clips, but are actually manufactured for the purpose.. search "...
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Is it dangerous to have no cover on a fluorescent tube (bathroom light)?

There is probably some increased risk of electrical shock, due to water being able to condense directly on the tube and it's terminals mire easily. Minor if so. There is some increase in risk of ...
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What is causing a smell from under my bathroom sink?

The drain in my sink wasn't letting the the overflow water drain out completely. I filed the hole a little deeper and problem solved! 5 minutes! See my YouTube video with my solution: https://youtube....
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Cold water in bathroom sink

Definitely check with you local water utility. Some reservoirs, for example, experience an algal bloom in summer, which may be harmless but result in water that tastes and smells "fishy". ...
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How big of a walk-in shower is too big?

TLDR: If you chalked it out and already don't like it, you are right, and should make it smaller. 7 feet is huge. 10x12 is a big bathroom but not vast, and there are other ways to use the space and ...
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Orange marks on ceiling underneath bathroom

Those are water stains. Something is dripping from upstairs. Check all the caulking and grout lines in the upstairs bath for cracks. Those would be the easiest fixes. The next would be the wax ring ...
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Advice on Fixing Swinging Glass Shower Door?

I would put a bead of clear mildew resistant silicone into the back of the dry glazing, put the dry glazing back on the glass and allow it to cure. Put a small bead of clear mildew resistant silicone ...
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Advice on Fixing Swinging Glass Shower Door?

depending on the type, you might be lucky. It might be just off the track. The top part has a rail for the wheels. Glass door is very heavy so it might take two to fix it. Lift it back in the top ...
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What is this metal loop keeping me from removing screw from drywall?

There might be a "toggle" on the back side of the screw. This is a spring-loaded wing-like thing. If you pull lightly on the screw while turning it that'll provide a bit of friction to hold ...
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how can I install a 60" bathroom vanity if my space between the two walls is 59.5"?

Get a cabinet designed to be trimmed to fit the space, making sure that the actual body is narrow enough to fit; kitchen cabinets, which often abut a wall, are available with an extra-wide face so the ...
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Can I replace a GFCI outlet in a bathroom with an outlet having USB ports?

Buy a brick! USB outlets built into walls are overpriced and underspec'ed even the day you install them and they become obsolete like potato salad in the sun. The Lowe's one in the other answer is 10W ...
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Can I replace a GFCI outlet in a bathroom with an outlet having USB ports?

GFCI outlet in my master bathroom You can't replace GFCI with non-GFCI in a bathroom. Technically, you could if you replaced the breaker with a GFCI/breaker, but that will cost more. However, you can ...
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3” PVC for toilet too high in joist cavity causing elbow to be above finished floor

You've got three main options: Don't move the toilet, leave it where it was across the room since you have the proper drain slope there. Raise the floor to compensate for the additional height of the ...
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How can I unscrew valve cartridge from valve body?

Heat causes cylindrical things to expand outward, which could loosen the connection for you. Dunk it in boiling water for a while, or gently heat the outer body with a torch or lighter until the whole ...
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