I have the type of bathtub drain that opens and closes from a knob at the side of the tub. This morning, I fished out a lot of hair from the drain with a metal stick. I was very pleased with myself as I turned the water on, expecting it to flow at great speed down the drain. Instead, nothing! [more inside]
We're trying to find a 60"x30" alcove bathtub made of cast iron but shaped like the American Standard Princeton tub. It's similar in shape to the cast iron tub we wanted to keep but which our contractor accidentally broke. It seems to be a standard "vintagey" tub shape, whereas new Kohler cast iron tubs have weird, angular shapes. Toto has one that's a little closer to what we're looking for but not quite right and more money than we're hoping to spend. Are there other manufacturers that I'm missing?
We are in the middle of buying a house that has no bathtub - just a shower. I have two smallish children. Give me some bathing solutions, please! [more inside]
I have a huge 100+ gallon tub with jets and such. What are some fun things I can add to my bath time to make it more enjoyable? I already do bubblebath and salts, and have a few floating toys and a water pipe (pan pipes you can play in the tub).. For various reasons I spend hours in there at a time. Generally I read beater books or watch Netflix on my otherwise decommissioned iPhone 4. Assume I am bathing alone and am not afraid of anything
I thought I knew how to clean bathrooms? But my new bathroom is a dust-sink, hair-trap, and I can never seem to get the porous white sink, tub, and toilet to appear clean, despite frequent cleaning. Looking for practical hacks or product recommendations from people who have similar vintage or antique bathrooms. [more inside]
I just moved into an apartment a month ago. The bathtub, bathroom sink and kitchen sink drain slowly (but eventually). I don't remember whether they were slow when I moved in. I didn't have a hair strainer on the tub for the first few days so it's entirely possible it's my hair causing the backup (though that doesn't explain the kitchen sink). Is this my problem to fix or theirs? It's getting progressively worse. [more inside]
My husband and I are moving into a house soon (woo-hoo!) and want to leave our apartment spotless. This isn't an issue for any part of the place except for the bath tub! [more inside]
We use the Soft Soak System by SpaGuard and in particular the Shock-Oxidizer, Stain & Scale, and the Sanitizer. Lately, it has really been drying our skin. Is there a moisturizer that can be used in concert with these to help with this?
I tried my first bath bomb/epsom salt mix a few days back and I loved it, but I wanted more. I want my tub to temporarly become a high powered jacuzzi. Where can I find ( or how can I make) the most aggressive, bubbly, foamy, churningly tingly bath time additive?
Monitor hot-tub temperature while away? any solutions beyond upgrading my system? [more inside]
Need your experiences with bathtub door/screen that doesn't cover the width of the tub. [more inside]
Hot Tub has a internal leak. Hot Tub company quoted $3500 to fix it. I decided to move & take the foam out myself. Some advice needed. [more inside]
I need a relatively shallow 3'x3' or 4'x4', flat bottomed plastic tray... thingy. I want to give Henry, our very large African Spurred Tortoise, a bath. [more inside]
What happened to our shower? It was fixed, and now it's just a drip. [more inside]
Recently purchased a hot-tub - don't want to use chlorine / harsh chemicals - what are some more healthy alternatives? [more inside]
We are having bath trouble. The bond between the structure of the bath and the acrylic surface has broken, and when you step in the bath, the acrylic warps/bubbles. The acrylic is definitely going to crack at some point! What can we do? [more inside]
PDX Filter: Looking for a day use open-air private hot tub / soaking tub in the Portland area. [more inside]
Why is the caulking coming off around my bathtub? Am I somehow showering wrong, as my property manager suggests? [more inside]
Is it safe to fill up a 150-gallon tub in my bedroom? [more inside]
My fiancee and I moved into an amazing apartment which has everything we wanted...except a bathtub. The shower is porn-worthy: 2 shower heads, a big window looking over the city, and even a fully-tiled cubby with a step up...and it's 6 feet by 5 feet. The cubby is about 3 feet by 2 feet. [more inside]
Our new home came with a wonderful bath tub jacuzzi but with a nasty problem. When we fill the tub up with water and turn on the air jets all this nasty gunk and junk comes out of the tubes and makes the water disgusting. Is there a way to clean this out or to flush the pipes? I've tried running the jets and cleaning them out around 15 times and this crud still comes out.
We just bought a hot tub and we are concerned about herpes. [more inside]
I'm in an apartment with a white bathtub that has some scratches (or maybe burns? they look dark brown) that reveal the underlying bronze-looking metal. Is there any really simple cheap way to cover over those scratches (other than a bathtub mat)? Perhaps some kind of simple "white-out" like spray that would do the job?
Ever used BathFitter? Give us your impressions and help us catapult our bathroom out of the 60's! [more inside]
Claw foot tub and water based paint stuck to it. Help a girl out. I want to take a bubble bath in a non-paint marked tub! [more inside]
My (toddler?) 16 mo old son has developed a new habit at bath time: standing. While he has been a little hesitant to go walking solo outside the tub -- inside the tub he has suddenly become enthralled with the idea. Any suggestions on how to handle what has become a standing.. sponge bath? [more inside]
I need to regrout some bathroom tiles, and I need help with some specific questions. I'm very overwhelmed with the amount of information out there and having trouble narrowing. [more inside]
How does drowning work? [more inside]
So I've read the previous questions on bath tub refinishing, the most recent of which, according to what I found, was two years ago. We have a fiberglass tub/enclosure that was put in when the house was framed 24 years ago. It's showing its age. [more inside]
Drain snakers, how much longer should I mess with this bathtub drain before I call a plumber? [more inside]
Last Wednesday I was assaulted by a foul smell in my front (guest) bathroom. I have been trying to pinpoint the cause for several days. I'm about to go out of town and need advice on what to do, especially since I'm extremely broke and have tried all the usual methods of attack. Details inside... [more inside]
Help! We are at an unfamilar beach house for the week, and for our lives we can't get two of the showers here to work. They are both configured the same (see crappy cell phone pic 1 and pic 2). [more inside]
Scrooge McDuck on a budget: How many dollar bills would it take to fill up an average size bathtub?
What is the best option for walk-in tub for elderly neighbor? [more inside]
Bathroom remodel question: does one really need a bathtub? [more inside]
What in the world is wrong with our bathroom shower? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good portable spa? Or have experience using a wood fired heater with a storage tank? [more inside]
Is it possible to (successfully) spray-paint a rubbermaid storage tub that would sit outside and be exposed to the weather? Alternative suggestions for sprucing up a plastic storage tub welcome! [more inside]
Suggestions needed for getting a rubber ball out of a tub drain pipe. Will Drano or Liquid Plumr dissolve it? Are there other DIY options? [more inside]
Does anybody have experience with painting a bath tub? I heard about using the plastic krylon spray paint that you can buy at wal-mart which is supposed to bond to acrylic, I'm wondering if anybody has tried this? How about using a refinishing kit?
I love relaxing in a tub after a long day's work. Problem is, my apartment has only a shower! Can you help me find a tub-substitute (that doesn't involve going to icky public baths) please? [more inside]
How do I replace a shower/tub faucet? [more inside]
How can I fix my clawfoot-forced-shower's complete lack of water pressure? [more inside]
Where can I find good instructions for free and online on how to "choke" a bath tub? More specifically, rechoke actually. [more inside]
What can you do if you live in a concrete building and need emergency access to your bathtub connection but have a neighbour who blocks access? [more inside]
Need advice on healing / replacing a waterlogged, heavy spa cover. [more inside]
In trying to fix the joint where my wall meets up with my shower, I wrecked my wall. What do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]