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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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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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Use mortar between OSB and old concrete subfloor, in shower?

Most acrylic or fiberglass tubs and showers come on a base whether it be plywood or OSB. It is typical to set these in a mortar bed to support and distribute the weight of someone and water inside ...
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Tips on Using Epoxy Grout in Shower

I have used epoxy grout a number of times and used different brands. The instructions have varied on cure times but the general procedure for application is the same. My advice would be to follow the ...
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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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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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Installing slide shower rail outlet elbow

The outlet elbow seems to have male threads- In the US that is NPT threads either 1/2" or 3/4"- could be different in UK. The installation should be similar. We use what is called a "...
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Unable to remove shower handle due to stripped allen screw

For a Delta Monitor 1400, try a 3/16" left-hand drill bit. The drill bit will be long enough to clear the handle and the bit OD will be small enough that it won't damage the threads in the ...
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