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Found 52 results for the keyword ‘Bathroom’

  • Can I install a floating floor in a basement bathroom?

    No flooring company recommends any kind of wooden floor in a bathroom, and even fewer (fewer than no?) who would recommend it in a basement bathroom where you might not only have water constantly spilling from the top but maybe moisture coming up from the floor.You want to do it anyway? OK, here...
  • Dripping bathroom fan

    Paul from Ajax, Ontario writes:Two years ago I had a ceiling ventilator fan with lights installed in the bathroom. During a very cold spell, water was dripping from the reflector into the bath tub. It has a 4" aluminum flexible pipe connected from the discharge opening into the attic straigh...
  • DO I NEED AN EXHAUST FAN IN THE BATHROOM?

    Yes. If your house is well sealed the bathroom will create too much humidity, and an exhaust fan will get rid of the tremendous moisture produced by a shower quickly, before it spreads through the house. This excess load function of the exhaust fan will work even if the bathroom exhaust ducting...
  • Preventing Shower Shock -- the constant temperature shower.

    Shower faucets exist that will keep the temperature the same despite pressure differences in the plumbing system -- like when someone flushes a toilet. To see details about this "pressure balancing valve", go to "Nuts & Bolts", enter the keyword "shower" and look for "How to stop shower ...
  • Placing a free standing bathtub on tiles, without cracking the tiles.

    A Home Depot customer asked how to put an old cast iron bathtub over a terracotta tile floor, without cracking the tiles.My suggestion was to carefully plan the position of the tub so that she could put wooden tiles in the place of the four tiles where the feet land. The wood may dent with the we...
  • Getting the bathroom exhaust fan out through the wall.

    Annia asked about getting rid of some mould in her basement bathroom. I have often discussed mould and mould clean-up and in every case I point out that you must have an exhaust fan in the bathroom. So today I thought I would talk about just how you get the exhaust fan duct through the base...
  • Installing a bathroom fan.

    There are many things to consider when installing a bathroom fan, but when we went to install one in a viewer's home, we were stopped short when we discovered that the old one had no duct at all attached to it. It just shot right into the attic. You must get that hot moist air beyond the at...
  • Drilling through a procelin soap dish

    This rather fancy bathroom renovation had the dumbest soap dish I ever saw -- no drain holes and it was installed in a bath/shower. So of course the soap would float and melt away. The renovation was new and we thought we would probably do some damage to the marble on the wall if we tried to re...
  • Tracing the origins of mould in the house

    I receive a tremendous quantity of questions about mould, the housing sickness for the new century. First, it is important to understand, in nature, there are mould spores all around us and most of us are not bothered by or aware of them. It is massive accumulations of mould that can cause ...
  • Why do porcelain patches not last in the bottom of a sink?

    When you drop a sharp object on porcelain finished sinks or appliances, often a chip of the porcelain will pop off. This can be patched with porcelain touch-up kits. But in the bottom of a sink the porecelain seems to pop off without dropping anything, and the patch never seems to last.That ...