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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Plumbing
    I just purchased a 2 family home, and the previous owner installed a tub that creaks when you're showering. Apparently this is caused by not having the proper (or any) support underneath it, and will slowly lead to cracks and eventual failure. I have access to the tub from the basement through...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am doing a ground up remodel on a bathroom. My room is 5'9" wide and 15' long. I'm going to put the new bathtub/shower combo along the 5'9" wall. My tub is standard alcove 5' tub, which leaves me with 9 inches of space remaining. My ceiling is 10.5' tall so I am planning to tile to about 6'6"...
  16. Flooring
    Help! I'm remodeling my upstairs bathroom and wrongly decided that it would be easier to level the sub floor than mess with using mortar to level the tub. I compounded my error by deciding to cut out a section of the sub floor that needed to be level, thinking that I could install a new section...
  17. Carpentry
    I'm getting my condo upgraded on my own and will need all the help I can get. Ran into an issue to cause me to contact you kind folks for advice. If I drill a hole into a surround and it is on the lower curve, how do I bring the base vertical for spout installation is my starting issue....long...
  18. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    In attempts to install our first bathtub, we were told that we could use mud instead of cement (or mortar as we should have probably gone with), however we used bucket mud instead of a dry mix and close to a month later, the mud still isn't dry. Will it dry? Is it a problem? Is it likely to...
  19. Plumbing
    The drain to the tub has a side opening and I can only get about 6 inches of the snake through. Do I need to get a special type of snake because maybe it is a curved pipe?
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Does anyone know where I can find small bathtubs? Or Bathtub subtitutes?
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