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Help me replace a faucet and save $457.50 (plus tax!)

How do I replace a shower faucet? (difficulty - Stripped screw) [more inside]
posted by ramix on Sep 20, 2013 - 13 answers

 

What's broken: shower, tank, pump, thermostat, boiler, or all??

I live in rented accommodation in the UK. The hot water is scaldingly hot. The radiators burn to touch. The shower temperature is hugely unreliable -- scalding or freezing. The landlord is worried that a plumber will rip him off, based on bad experiences in the past, and unwilling to pay to investigate. Can you help me understand what's going on? I'd like to put my landlord's mind at rest regarding plumbers, and set his expectations regarding likely diagnoses and solutions -- and hence cost. I also suspect this situation is wasting energy and hence driving up the cost of heating bills. I'd like to persuade the landlord that fixing it might be a good idea. [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 12, 2013 - 23 answers

I promise I'm clever...

I somehow cannot figure out how to make the water switch from bath to shower in the place I'm housesitting. Please help me determine what incredibly obvious thing I'm missing. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Feb 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Converting dual temperature valves to thermostatic

Plumbing filter: Is there any way to convert an old shower with separate hot and cold valves into a thermostatic valve? Picture inside. [more inside]
posted by iamscott on Jul 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me install a shower in place of a toilet.

I have two toilets with standard 4" toilet connections, mounted on a solid concrete floor. I would like to replace one toilet with a shower. Have you done this before? How do I do it? What problems will I face? [more inside]
posted by fake on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Anything else to be done with this clogged toilet/shower?

What to do with my clogged toilet/shower? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Where are cutoff valves for shower?

How can I find the cutoff valves for my shower? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Jun 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me fix my faucet.

How can I fix my tub/shower faucet permanently? Details and pics inside... [more inside]
posted by mkdg on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me have a shower

How do I kludge up a shower attachment in my bathroom? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Dec 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Help id the manufacturer of this c.1963 shower cold water valve stem!

We have a drip drip drip in the shower and had the plumber look at it when he came to service the furnace. Unfortunately it's not just the gasket; the actual valve stem is broken. House was built in 1963 and length of stem is ~3.25" (pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/vector_irony/) [more inside]
posted by saritonin on Apr 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Less cold water = colder shower

When I turn the cold water pressure down the water gets colder. Why? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

My shower vibrates loudly.

How can I stop my vibrating shower pipes… in a college dorm? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Shower-filter filter

Tell me about your shower filter - why'd you get it and does it do what you wanted? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Not a Card-Carrying Member of the Lollipop Guild

Is there some sort of extension I can put on my shower head to make it sit higher on the wall? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Aug 13, 2009 - 6 answers

What is that strange acrid smell whle showering

My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
posted by srboisvert on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Noisy shower pump in dead of night

Why is my shower pump suddenly starting up when the shower is off but hot water is used elsewhere? Can it be stopped? [more inside]
posted by tulipwool on Feb 8, 2009 - 3 answers

no-go on the two-flow shower

asking for a friend: dueling showerheads & the main one is losing. [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Help--How do I repair my leaky shower?

My shower arm rusted inside the nut and snapped off--teflon tape and epoxy putty have not helped repair damaged threads in the nut and even with a new arm my shower is leaking everywhere. Should I try "goop" or just call a plumber? [more inside]
posted by MsChanandlerBong on Nov 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Getting a shower and bath at the same time.

When I turn on my shower, water still pours out of the bottom faucet. What gives? [more inside]
posted by itchie on Oct 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Assume that I don't want to make gin

Bathroom remodel question: does one really need a bathtub? [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Jun 16, 2008 - 51 answers

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower?

What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Why do I shiver upstairs?

Why does my upstairs shower run out of hot water long before the one downstairs? I only have one water heater... [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Apartment building showers driving me insane!

How do I circumvent the wildly variable water pressure and temperature in my apartment building? [more inside]
posted by proj on Dec 9, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet?

How do I replace a shower/tub faucet? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 7, 2007 - 8 answers

No shower pressure

No shower pressure. [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Aug 8, 2005 - 11 answers

Tepid shower: do I need a plumber?

The water in my bathroom sink is scalding. The water in my kitchen sink is scalding. The water in my shower is never more than tepid. Please help. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Apr 4, 2005 - 21 answers

Adding a Shower

Plumbing question - you have a bath tub, free standing, with no shower; no switch to change between the water coming of the faucet vs from a shower head, and no shower curtain or support for such. How much (and what) would the parts be to add shower functionality? Is this a job that you could do by yourself?
posted by GriffX on May 13, 2004 - 7 answers

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