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Can I reuse a faucet with new vanity cabinet and counter?

Yes, you can. No, there is no big issue. Just make sure you drill the required holes at the correct spacing and check the fixings work with the thickness of the top. Did something similar for my son, ...
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Replacing tub caulk

"Remove all of it" means entirely remove every trace of old caulk from the areas that you are recaulking. Don't put new caulk on top of old. Establish smooth clean surfaces for the new ...
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Is it possible to correct [flip] this P-Trap?

I would put a 90 elbow on the waste sticking out from the wall and the long horizontal black pipe into that. If necessary extend that out from the wall as needed. Then adjust the horizontal length so ...
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Is tightening this nut impossible?

The installation instructions show a rubber washer in that T connection to the toilet inlet, so once you have it finger tight, it should only need another 1/4 turn or so with the wrench to make a seal....
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Shower pebble tile grout cracking

The squishing sound is a bad sound. That means water is underneath the pebble tiles and is possibly rotting out the sub floor. You'll need to break up some of the flooring, possibly along the grout ...
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Costco CST80SL fan wiring

This will work This will work fine -- there's no issue with having an exhaust fan on the same circuit as other lights. Just don't put it over a shower or tub, because then it'll need to be on a GFCI, ...
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Plumbing toilet fill tube runs into copper pipe picture attached

For your question - The inlet for the flush, which is supposed to be from the bottom, is damaged or not functioning. So the person has replaced the inlet to be served from an external factor using the ...
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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

The side gables support needs to have shims between the back, bottom side and the wall. Screws are not meant to be used as a structural solution. Screws are there to hold structural parts. The gable (...
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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

Try putting some glue on a match stick and tap into the hole. A few hours later reinstall the screw, a longer one would help. Then repeat for the other screw. I am assuming these are fastened to a ...
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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

The problem is that whoever installed this didn't screw that side of the supports into the studs or the screws were too short to go into the studs.. Over time, that support worked loose and dropped ...
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Should the corner joints on a tiled shower bench be caulked?

I caulk all corners in the tile. This is a place where grout often cracks and caulking has some elasticity so it helps alleviate that. So yes- vertical, horizontal, bench, tile to tub or shower pan, ...
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Large hole behind tile in wall

The wall looks like block and there's steel mesh behind it. Clean all the adhesive out of there and fill in the hole with mortar. Level it to the edge of the block so the tile will be level with the ...
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Replacing Moen 1225 cartridge - entire stem and top of cartridge came out - bottom did not

The new cartridges come with a plastic "key" that you are supposed to use after pulling the retaining clip but before attempting to remove the cartridge. This loosens the barrel/sleeve to ...
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What should I use to repair plaster in a bathroom?

Another option for the shower curtain rod is to use a ceiling mounted curtain rod. You may have to sew 2 shower curtains together to make it long enough, or special order one (and a longer liner) from ...
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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

There is nothing wrong, when you have a small space like a bathroom and you open the door quickly the pressure is enough to open the back draft dampers in the exhaust fan. The same thing happens when ...
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Is it cheaper to run electric or mixer shower?

Here in the UK, gas is still a lot cheaper than electricity. That's still the case if you factor in the lost efficiency of using gas to heat a tank of water. The flow rate of the shower may make a ...
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Is it cheaper to run electric or mixer shower?

First step is always to put numbers on stuff so we know what we're talking about. Get a container of known volume, for example a bucket. Put it under the shower and use a stopwatch to time how long it ...
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How to identify the rough in drain pipes

The 2" line would be drain for the vanity sink. It'll end up in a wall and would normally be extended up to connect to a stubbed vent out the roof, sometimes left in the floor framing above. The ...
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