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Installing Bath Accessories:
 

How To Install A Surface-Mount Medicine Cabinet

A basic medicine cabinet is installed by locating the wall studs and driving screws through the back of the cabinet into the studs.

 



Installing A Toilet Paper Holder

The trick to installing any 2-piece toilet paper holder is to get the proper spacing between the 2 brackets.

 



Installing A Towel Bar

It helps to locate one of the towel bar brackets directly over a stud, and if the other bracket doesn't fall on a stud, then using the right drywall anchors can make all the difference.

 



Installing A Shower Rod

Sometimes you get lucky and the shower rod brackets fall directly over a stud. Otherwise, drywall anchors must be used.

 



 

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Bathroom Plumbing Repairs:
 

How To Replace A Wax Bowl Ring

When there is always a foul smell in the bathroom, or water leaks out around the base of the toilet, it's time to replace the seal.

 



Fixing A Mansfield Toilet That Runs Constantly

There are a few different types of fill valves out there, but they all operate on the same principle: the rising water lifts a float which closes a valve to stop the flow of water into the toilet tank. This time the fix was very easy.

 



Replace A Flush Valve To Fix A Running Toilet

The other reason a toilet may run constantly is a leaky flush valve, or flapper valve. These rubber parts wear out eventually and need to be replaced. No problem.

 



Replace A Broken Flush Lever

Newer toilets often use a plastic lever to lift the flush valve. All too often the plastic lever just snaps and you can't flush.

 



 

Adjusting A Built-In Tub Stopper

Built-in tub stoppers can be quite frustrating to adjust properly. It doesn't help that you can't see anything.

 



Leaky Tub Faucet: Replacing A Faucet Washer

Older tub faucets often have plain rubber washers to stop the flow of water. But the washers get mashed down over time and need to be replaced.

 



Fix A Dripping Tub Faucet:
Delta Rotary Single-Handle

This Delta tub/shower faucet employs a metal disk that rides over two rubber seals to allow water to flow. Eventually the seals wear out and water escapes, causing a dripping faucet.

Replacing the seals is easy and requires 2 screwdrivers and a big pair of pliers.

 



 

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Vanity And Sink Projects:
 

Installing A Multi-Piece Bath Vanity

Two vanity cabinets are screwed together so the front faces align perfectly, then holes are drilled for the pipes and the cabinets are fastened to the wall.

 



Installing A Vanity Counter Top And Sink Basin

The hole is laid out on the countertop, then cut out with a jig saw. The sink is mounted to the counter and held with adhesive caulk, then the laminate counter is fastened to the vanity cabinet.

 



Installing A Small Bath Vanity And Sink - Part 1 - Securing The Cabinet, Faucet And Countertop

We installed the vanity in the corner of the bathroom and mounted the faucet on the cultured marble sink.

 



Installing A Small Bath Vanity And Sink - Part 2 - Connecting The Plumbing

After the vanity top was glued to the cabinet, we connected the drain and supply pipes.

 



 

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Toilet Projects:
 

Installing An Offset Toilet Flange

Since the toilet drain opening was going to land very close to a floor joist, we used an offset toilet flange to avoid needing to cut the framing.

 



How To Install A New Toilet

A wax bowl ring is applied to the bottom of the bowl, then the bowl is secured to the toilet flange. Next the tank is attached to the bowl and leveled.

 



Connecting The Water Supply To A Toilet

Flexible toilet supply hoses are easy to install but less durable. I prefer using chrome-plated copper tubing, which requires some careful bending.

 



How To Install A Toilet Seat

A new toilet seat is installed by securing the plastic fasteners and making sure the seat doesn't wiggle.

 



 

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Shower And Tub Projects:
 

Replacing An Old Tub Faucet

The original plumbing in this old house was so messed up, there wasn't even a shower head over the bath tub. And the tub faucet was installed below the top level of the tub, which is a code violation.

 



Installing A New Shower Faucet

The walls were opened up during remodeling, so plumbing in a new shower valve was just a matter of cutting copper pipe and soldering the fittings without burning down the house.

 



Installing A Neo-Angle Shower - Part 1 - The Base

The outline of the base is laid out on the floor and a hole is cut for the drain. Cement board is installed under the base and the base is glued to the floor and screwed to the wall studs.

 



Installing A Neo-Angle Shower - Part 2 -
The Shower Surround

The shower surround is glued to the wall, the shower faucet trim is installed and the joints are caulked with silicone.

 



Installing A Neo-Angle Shower - Part 3 -
The Glass Enclosure

The metal track is installed on the base and walls, and the glass panels are installed, followed by the door.

 



 

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Bath Ventilation Projects:
 

Installing A Bath Exhaust Fan

Since we had plenty of room in the attic, we waited until the drywall was hung before installing this fan. We just cut a hole in the ceiling and fastened the fan to the joists.

 



Installing An Exhaust Duct For A Bath Fan Or Clothes Dryer

The hardest part of running a 4-inch exhaust duct is cutting the hole in the wall. No problem if you've got a big drill and 4-inch hole saw, otherwise a ring of small holes can be drilled and the cut finished with a reciprocating saw.

 



 

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