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  1. Plumbing
    Hi All, I recently moved into a new place and have discovered that the bathtub isn't properly sealed. There are cracks in the caulk at two corners that I believe are allowing water to run down the wall and get underneath the bathtub. I had a feeling water was getting underneath the floor...
  2. Plumbing
    My bathroom (house built in 2002) is on the top floor of the home (3 floors) and I was able to remove the existing bathtub and now I'm preparing to put in the Kohler Underscore 60"x30" bathtub Of course with my luck there seems to be a problem. There is a black pipe that is going vertical into...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Another hole in bathtub next to a repaired hole from last owner of house. I do not when the 1st hole was repaired. The holes are right near the curve of the tub. I bought this repair hit from Lowes. Is the new hole too close to repair by itself? Thanks
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have installed a sliding glass door in my bathtub. The size of the door was little smaller than the bathtub length. Hence, it had 4” gap on both side. I installed a 4” thick rubber material and painted with tile paint, but the paint is coming off even after several try. What can I do to that...
  5. Appliances
    I know there’s no such thing but this sure FEELS like a stupid question: we moved into a house with a Novi American whirlpool tub, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to turn the jets on. There appears to be a dial on the back corner (but it’s immobile) and that’s about it. I’m...
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  7. Plumbing
    Hello, I ordered a nice bathtub faucet and handle on Amazon and really love the look. When trying to install the faucet came with its own valve body... from my understanding replacing the valve body with a new brand you have to rip out the wall and redo all piping.. Since I've never worked with...
  8. Plumbing
    Have bath tub installed in my basement. The tub's front and back long sides are leveled. but not left and right side. The tub are -1/4 off towards back from both the sides. I don't see any drain problem. initially , The plumber used mortar to install & level the bath tub. actually the floor was...
  9. Remodeling
    So I'm remodeling our bathroom and was curious if securing the tub to walls like this should be sufficient? There are 3 on the back wall and 1 on each side, seems pretty secured with no movement. I am using USG glass mat tile backer, So would I just run the board to the top flange of the tub...
  10. Plumbing
    We moved into this house last year, and the previous homeowners renovated it to remove the only bathtub from the house. We have a 1-year old and 3-year old who we are bathing in the sink, which is a difficult task and creates a huge mess. Would we be able to simply purchase and set a tub similar...
  11. Plumbing
    I’m going to be replacing my bathtub drain and overflow and i discovered that the p-trap connection is very loose. Don’t know how it didn’t leak this whole time. Now the copper plumbing is heavily coated in some type of black tar or coating. What is this? How can I prep the pipe/ remove for a...
  12. Carpentry
    Hi there, I am wondering/hoping if anybody has advice on how I could go about framing the area over the silver backing (back wall) for a regular old alcove tub? Space is precious to fit the tub I purchased, but it would fit if I can only protrude from the back wall, and the tub opening side, by...
  13. Project Showcase
    We designed and built this collapsible bathtub made from repurposed materials! Inspired by the Japanese soaking tubs use of wood, we used bamboo plywood (a sustainable material) from an old desk and repurposed acrylic sheets to make a luxurious tub to relax in! Once it is apart it doubles as...
  14. Plumbing
    Hello everyone, I have a mystery I can't seem to solve. My bathtub is stuck, nothing goes down, even tried pouring Drano and it's just sitting in the tub. I removed the water stopper and ran a 25ft snake with no results. But what's even weirder is that when I use the bathroom sink, the water...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone! Very excited to make my first post! I'm writing for help because I recently purchased a property and for some unknown reason (probably cheapness), the previous owner installed a tub that should be part of a surround system with regular wall tile (see pic attached). This left...
  16. Plumbing
    I hope this belongs in this area. I don't really think it's something others would think is an improvement, but I'm about to try to make a bathtub for our tiny house. In one of my favorite movies from my youth, Blazing Saddles, Gene Wilder was taking a bath in a wooden barrel. That's where I...
  17. Remodeling
    I am holding off getting the inside reglazed due to cost. The porcelain coating looks a little dirty in a few places inside. There is no rust showing through thank goodness. There are no dings or chips either I would like to gently deep clean, but googling has offered contradictory advice. On...
  18. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I want to make sure I'm on the right train of thought here. Removing the ancient moldy caulk from the previous owner. The bathtub and surround is fiberglass, but a two piece (bath and surround). The caulk is between the both. Getting a lot of it out, it was pretty deep since it was going...
  19. Plumbing
    Before I call a plumber, I'd like to get the DIY community's thoughts on why my bathtub started to warp a few months ago, after 14 years of being completely fine. After the warping, I stopped using the tub, but prior to that, I only used the tub once a month or so. As you can see in the...
  20. Plumbing
    Not knowing much about plumbing and just assuming if you can buy it at home depot it must be safe I have found myself recently starting to worry about some of the applications I have used various silicone caulking for. There is so much conflicting information on the internet, and what I am...
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