Kohler Pivot shower doors install on your shower walls using a bottom track and two jambs that mount to the walls. These doors swing out, opening to allow access and entrance to your shower area. You can configure the shower door to open anyway you like, but it is best to position it so it […]
Many showers today, including several of the top brands, use a thermostatic shower valve to balance the water temperature even when the water pressure changes. These valves look similar to traditional shower valves, and they install in much the same way. The valve is slightly larger than a normal shower cartridge, but the size does […]
Installing a bath tub drain requires a few steps, and some preparation. If you have no experience plumbing a bath tub, it helps to learn the basics first. The tub has a complicated drain that includes an overflow tube and a straight drain pipe that connects to your tub drain basket. The tub drain basket […]
A rotary ball shower faucet uses a valve with a ball as the main water flow control mechanism, instead of a cartridge with ceramic disks. An older type of faucet, it is still possible to fix with replacement parts available through a plumbing supply store or your hardware store. Repairing this type of faucet is […]
If you want to change your shower head, first you have to remove the shower head already in place. This is not a complicated project, and it only takes about ten minutes. All it requires is a wrench and some special plumber’s tape, commonly called Teflon(r) tape.
A clogged Grohe shower head requires a certain type of cleaning in order to restore the water flow to proper levels. Fortunately, this cleaning is very simple and requires few special tools. The manufacturer recommends cleaning the head using a few simple steps. However, if your faucet continues to clog, you can take additional steps […]
Moen tub spouts install on the end of your tub pipe, which comes out of the shower wall. Moen tub spouts slide onto this pipe and secure with an Allen screw, similar to the way your faucet handle is attached to the cartridge. Replacing the spout upgrades your bathroom and it is a good way […]
Installing or replacing a screw-on tub spout is not difficult at all. The spout just screws onto the end of a threaded pipe, so removing it requires a simple turn or two of the tub spout. If you want to install a threaded tub spout onto a pipe that is not threaded, you’ll have to […]
For a unique look, many homeowners are adding small glass tile to shower walls. This glass tile is clear and comes in many colors, and often it is mixed with tiny mosaic ceramic tiles for a colorful combination. If you want to glass tile a shower, there are a few things to know ahead of […]
Once you install Hardie Backer Board on a wall, you have to finish it by filling the joints with mortar. This step seals hardi backer board and creates a solid, seamless surface on which you can now install tile. Check out how to finish a hardi backerboard installation for shower and tub walls right now.