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Should galvanized steel pipe be used as a tub spout?

Summary As others have stated, I recommend replacing galvanized nipples with a brass nipple when you have a threaded drop-ear elbow to reduce the chances of corrosion. I prefer the threaded drop-ear ...
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Replace bath taps that are slathered with sealant

It's a plastic bath tub, so you can't use heat. Oscillating multitool: Cut plastic nut on red line, insert screwdriver on green arrow and pry it off:
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Replace bath taps that are slathered with sealant

Use a craft knife to clear the flats on the nut. Use a brass nut to thread on and cut the thread back to the downpipe. Use a hacksaw to put several cuts across the inside thread of the brass (or ...
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Layering clear caulk over colored caulk to create "fake" grouting

You don't need clear caulk and you don't need a backer for a 1/8 inch gap. Just use silicone caulk with a bead big enough to cover the gap and adhere to both the tub and wall, and you're done. I'd ...
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Should I seal my acrylic caulk?

UM, the stuff I use and all acrylic caulking I have ever seen or used is a sealant. So I would not use an additional substance unless it is just some excess from sealing the grout but I seal my grout ...
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How to clean rust from a bathtub?

There are a couple of products that may help: CLR - a calcium, lime, rust remover (I'm sure there are other brands as well, this is the one I know of). Naval Jelly - This will do a great job of ...
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Can Mapei type 1 thinset be used over RedGard waterproof membrane?

I always use the type 1 over red guard. I know it says not to, but I frankly got tired of researching& seeing contradicting information. In the process of hanging durock now for present bathroom ...
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How to repair this hole in our bath?

Steel or cast iron with enamel coating. Steel is thinner and more flexible, also more prone to rusting out, cast iron is thicker, inflexible, and would take a lot longer to rust out. Which is which is ...
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Best way to replace cracking grout/caulk around acrylic bathtub?

Yes, you need to use whatever tool you are comfortable with to remove the grout. Clean it with a vacuum and a wipe of Acetone or Denatured Alcohol before caulking. Denatured Alcohol would be best in ...
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