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Showers and Tubs

Learn all about tubs and showers from purchasing, installation, repairs, and maintenance.

Types of Shower Doors
Installing or replacing shower doors can make a big difference in the look and functionality of a shower. When shopping for shower doors start by deciding what type of door you want, then make a decision about the type of glass you prefer.

Before Buying a Tub Surround
Replacing the tub surround can be enough to update the look of a bathroom, especially when the tub is still in good shape. There are a few things to consider before buying a tub surround if you plan to replace it yourself.

Installing a Tub or Shower Surround
This guide will give you basic instructions of how to install the direct to stud type of tub or shower surround. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before installing a tub or shower surround.

How to Replace a Tub Spout
A worn out tub spout can leak or it can stop diverting water to the showerhead if it is a diverter tub spout. Usually, replacing a tub spout is the way to go to fix either of these problems.

Tub Refinishing
Tub refinishing is one way to deal with an old, scratched bathtub. Tub refinishing is less costly and less involved than a tub replacement project.

Installing a Shower Drain

Tub Waste and Overflow
When you are installing a tub it is pretty much necessary to replace the waste and overflow. Installing a new tub waste and overflow can be a bit of a project so be prepared and recruit a helper.

Trip Lever Tub Drain Removal
Trip lever tub drain plungers can get stuck if they sit unused for long periods of time. If the plunger gets stuck there are some things you can try to get it unstuck.

Types of Bathtub Drains

Adhesive Type Tub and Shower Surround
Adhesive type tub or shower surrounds are often very inexpensive to buy and they offer a quick renovation for any tub or shower.

Installing a Shower Base
Installing a shower base takes careful planning to make sure that everything fits and works well. You’ll need to make sure that you buy a shower base that will fit your space and work with the existing drain line.

Shower Water Filter
Shower water filters are a good way to improve the water quality in your shower. If you have sensitive skin and hair but do not want to install a water softener then shower water filter may be right for you.

Installing Bypass Shower Doors
Installing bypass shower doors, also known as sliding shower doors, is the best way to keep water in the shower where it belongs. One of the benefits of bypass shower doors is that they are fairly easy to install.

Pressure Balance Shower Valve
A pressure balance shower valve can provide even temperature to a tub or shower valve despite fluctuations that may occur from other water usage in the home.

Shower Door Glass Types
There are a variety of shower door glass types to choose from when buying new bypass shower doors. Take a look at some of the most common shower door glass options.

Replacing A Tub Drain
Replacing a tub drain may become necessary at one time or another. Follow these instructions for replacing a tub drain of a garden tub with crawl space access.

Tub Materials
Here is a short description of different tub materials as well as a few pros and cons for each.

Installing A Curved Shower Rod
Installing a curved shower rod is an easy and quick bathroom upgrade. A curved shower rod can make a shower seem quite a bit roomier by adding just a few extra inches.

Replace A Shower Valve
Good soldering skills are necessary to replace a shower valve yourself. One reason to replace a shower valve is if you have a valve that is not pressure balanced.

Install A Shower Valve
The second step to replacing a shower valve is installing a shower valve. To install a shower valve clean the pipes thoroughly after removing the old shower valve.

Snake A Clogged Shower Drain
A clogged shower drain is often very easy to clear with a drain snake. With the right tool and instructions a clogged shower drain can be cleared in no time.

Before Buying a Tub
Before buying a tub there are various things to consider since replacing a tub is an ambitious. Look at the various options and get some prices to compare before buying a tub so the project turns out the way you want.

Price Pfister Shower Repair
There are various signs that a Price Pfister shower could use a cartridge repair or replacement. A Price Pfister shower repair may be needed if the handle is hard to pull out or if the shower drips when turned off.

Installing A Showerhead
Installing a showerhead is an easy plumbing project that can help spruce up a shower in just minutes. Installing a showerhead can be done in just three quick steps.

Tub Overflow Drain Leak
A tub overflow drain can be the cause of a leak even though it is a place not usually suspected. The following steps can help confirm that the tub overflow drain is the source of a leak and show you how to repair the problem.

Buying A Showerhead
Before buying a showerhead from the many choices at the store take a second to get an idea of what types of showerheads are available so you can get the most from your purchase.

Fix A Leaking Shower Arm
A shower arm can break in the wall or cause the other pipe in the wall to break resulting in a leaking shower arm. To fix a leaking shower arm is usually a more involved project but it can be done with some patience.

How To Fix A Leaky Shower
Learn how to fix a leaky shower by first identifying the brand of your shower valve.

Replace A Mixet Shower Cartridge
Mixet shower valves are a very common and easy to repair type of shower valve. By replacing the mixet shower cartridge you can get more years of service from your shower valve.

Unclog A Bathtub Drain
There are several ways to clear a clogged bathtub drain. Learn to unclog a bathtub drain using a snake.

Tub Shoe - Replacing A Tub Shoe For One With A Stopper
Instructions for replacing a tub shoe for one with a stopper built in. Use a tub shoe converter kit to replace a tub shoe.

Replace A Mixet Shower Handle
A Mixet shower handle is easy and inexpensive to replace. Since Mixet showers are common it is easy to find replacement parts.

How To Apply Caulking To Shower Trim
How to properly apply caulking to shower and tub trim.

Moen Shower Pressure Balanced Valve Repair
Repair a leaking Moen shower pressure balanced valve. A Moen shower valve can be repaired by replacing the cartridge.

Fix A Valley Shower Leak
Repair a leaking single handle Valley shower. A leaking Valley shower can be repaired by changing the seats and springs or the cartridge.

Shower Arm Extension – Installing A Shower Arm Extension
Raise the height of a low showerhead by installing a shower arm extension to your existing shower.

Moen Cartridge Puller - How To Use A Moen Cartridge Puller
Learn how to remove a Moen cartridge using a Moen cartridge puller with this step by step guide.

How To Replace A Tub Overflow Gasket
How to replace an old tub overflow gasket.

Tub Stopper - Remove A Tricky Tub Stopper To Clear A Drain
A slow tub drain can be easily cleaned out once your remove a tub stopper. Some stoppers, however, are not easily removed. Learn how to remove a stubborn tub stopper and clear that slow tub drain.

How To Fix Low Water Pressure in the Shower
If the water pressure in your shower has slowly decreased this simple fix could solve the problem.

How To Replace A Screw-On Tub Spout
Is it time to replace that old tub spout? Follow this step by step guide to remove the old and install the new one.

Installing a Bathtub
Installing a bathtub into an existing bathroom takes some careful planning, especially if it is a small bathroom. It is not easy or quick, but it can be a rewarding DIY project.

Caulking A Shower Stall
Step by step guide to caulking a shower stall.

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