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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Here's a pic of the mold I have on the ceiling in my shower. My question is, can I just use some bleach to clean this or do I need to completely cut it out and replace the dry wall? Thank you for the advice...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody, I am in the middle of rebuilding my shower floor and I am happy I stumbled upon this site. You all are a helpful bunch. I have been a DIYer ever since I bought an apartment in New York City. There, in coop apartments, there is very little you are allowed to do (basically inside...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I'm trying to debug a hot water pressure problem and would appreciate any advice. We have two showers on our second floor, and both are having the same problem: low hot water pressure. When I turn on the shower first thing in the morning, with the thermostat set near its midpoint (100 degrees...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I ordered my onyx shower base for a standard 60" bathroom but once I pulled out the old fiberglass tub and measured the gap, it is actually 60.5". When I installed the base, I left it tight on the side with the plumbing, but now I have a 0.5" gap on the opposite side. My plan is to furr out the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Installing 8x24 ceramic wall tiles in the shower. I have been back buttering, I feel so rushed though, especially since it's only me doing it. I'm guessing it's not okay to do them all ahead of time and let them dry out?
  6. Building & Construction
    The mixing valve seal makes sense to me. The one on the left which is meant for the plumbing where a shower head is does not make sense, at least to me. I have two of their seals here, the 1/2 inch and the 3/4 inch. They are clearly for copper pipes or any rough plumbing that is no larger...
  7. Building & Construction
    Redoing the shower in the master bathroom on 2nd floor and debating whether to knock out a wall and put in a corner glass enclosure. Started by removing framing to make 7’ shower to an 8’ shower. Easy enough. Now I need to know whether the small divider wall is a bearing wall. Here are the...
  8. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi: I have been an avid reader of others posts and replies as I've gotten settled in our new (old) home. I'd like to ask for input on a shower enclosure that I may have over caulked and sealed. I'm posting a photo showing the bottom edge of the enclosure where it meets the shower pan. As you...
  9. Plumbing
    I want to replace the shower valve for the cold water side of my shower; it leaks and the knob turns all the way around. It doesn't shut the water off and I think it needs a new washer or valve. After watching several YouTube videos, I thought I'd be able to complete the job over the...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, I am looking to remodel a bathroom on a budget and looking for ideas based on the bathroom you see the pictures. I ripped out the vinyl flooring and toilet and new flooring will go in but looking for ideas on the shower/tub and the bathroom cabinets. I don't really want to rip it out...
  11. Plumbing
    Hello, Basically my hot water in the shower won't last long. All the other faucets and guest shower are completely fine. My water heater is new, not even 2 years. I just had a completely new valve and cartridge installed. I checked the regulator in the handle and it is as far as it goes. Any...
  12. Plumbing
    I'm negotiating a contract for a home purchase. This is a three-floor townhouse with a basement. During the inspection, every fixture--3.5 BA and kitchen--showed great pressure and volume, with the exception of the master shower. (The master bath tub and sinks, which are adjacent to the shower...
  13. Plumbing
    So I have some extremely worn down knobs and a diverter valve stem that doesn't function well at all. I want to get a new set that includes that same style valve stem (I am assuming this must happen to work properly). The only markings I see are on the stem itself and it appears to say 1548-C. I...
  14. Plumbing
    I just replaced the Mixit valve in one of my showers. The problem I have now is the new valve is hard to adjust the temperature (impossible once the water is running) and turning it off it very difficult as well. I tried adjust the sleeve nut that holds it in place by loosening it which doesn't...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone, forgive me if this is the wrong forum. I have an unwanted ceramic or porcelain (can't tell which) figurine of a baby's face in our shower. It's kinda creepy-looking. The rest of the shower is ceramic tile. Any ideas on how to remove the figurine? From what I can tell, there's...
  16. Project Showcase
    My wife and I decided to re-do the master bath in our 30 year old house. Being a tight-wad, I decided to do the work my self. The work will include, making the shower larger (big enough for two people), rain and handheld shower heads, new stand alone tub and stand alone tub faucet. replace...
  17. Remodeling
    -I am planning on remodeling our shower. The current shower was built poorly with no vapour barrier. Once I ripped out the old vinyl like layer I found dry wall behind it. The plan is to take the dry wall out up to the shower length and then add cement board(HardieBacker). After that I am...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Hello! First-time homeowner here, looking for some pointers on how to go about repairing my showers' walls, as well as any recommended upkeep. You'll see some pictures attached of some moisture damage that was inflicted upon the walls just above the tiling in my master BR shower. It started...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    I am installing a new tub and shower surround. How do I install the drywall against the surround flange? Should the drywall go to the edge of the flange or overlap it? I want to tile up the side and above the shower surround. Can I use greenboard above the surround with tile or should it be...
  20. Drywall & Plaster
    We bought a house 2 years ago and the wall was repaired for sale. 2 years later we are getting water damage at the wall next to the shower. I recaulked but we continue to have an issue. I think that water is getting behind the caulk, and then draining over the lip at the front corner (where...
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