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  1. How to Install a Whirlpool Tub

    Whirlpools are available that fit into a standard tub space and install almost as easily as a regular tub . Learn how to tear out the old tub , tub walls and faucet; rough in new plumbing; and set the new whirlpool in place.

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  1. How to Convert Bathtub Drain Lever to a Lift-and-Turn Drain

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    We'll show you how to replace your old-style bathtub drain with a low maintenance lift-and-turn drain. Once you remove the old stopper, installing the new one is a breeze. So stop dealing with the lever-style drain that catches all of the hair in the tub and replace it with a new one that doesn't have the complicated linkage.

  2. Tile Installation: Backer Board Around a Bathtub

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    Does tile backer board lap over the bathtub lip, or sit on top of it? It’s a question that’s puzzled first-time bathroom remodelers for years. This article explains the correct method.

  3. How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

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    Replacing a broken bathtub spout is a simple, inexpensive project. In this article, we'll show you the most common types of spouts, and how to replace them. Even if you've never tackled a plumbing project before, you can handle replacing the spout. And don't worry. You don't need any special skills or plumbing tools.

  4. Tile Layout for Tubs and Showers

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    You can complete the perfect bathroom tub and shower tile job if you follow these simple tile installation tips.

  5. How to Buy a New Bathtub and Surround

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    Looking for a new bathtub surround? Learn the pros and cons of everything from solid-surface bathtub and surround combinations to affordable acrylic plastic panels.Photo courtesy of Sterling

  6. How to Caulk a Tub Surround

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    Don't put up with dark stains and mold in your tub or shower. You can replace old caulk in less than an hour at almost no cost. You can quickly hone caulking skills and come up with first-class results.

  7. Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

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    Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the time. We show you how to open most common types of drains.

  8. Install an Acrylic Tub and Tub Surround

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    In this story, we'll walk you through a basic installation process, beginning with what is often the toughest part—tearing out the old tub and shower. Then we'll show you how to install and replumb the new unit. And finally, we'll show you a tiling technique that simplifies the finish work and makes the entire installation look great.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Buyer’s Guide: Tubs - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    From bare-bones functionality to almost unimaginable luxury, today's tubs offer a dizzying range of styles, features, sizes, and materials. Use this Buyer's Guide for tubs to navigate the bubbly waters and find the perfect one for you.

  2. How to Choose a Bathtub - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    From bare-bones functionality to almost unimaginable luxury, today's tubs offer a dizzying range of styles, features, sizes, and materials. Use this Buyer's Guide for tubs to navigate the bubbly waters and find the perfect one for you.

  3. A Tub with a View: 10 Bathtubs on the Edge of Heaven

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    FromBobVila.com

    A relaxing soak in the tub is one of life's simple pleasures. It's a time to rejuvenate and let your mind wander. Add a scenic view of a picturesque mountaintop, a sun-dappled woodland, or even a verdant private garden and your tub -time enjoyment is doubled. Here are 10 of our favorite bathtub ...

  4. Free-Standing Bathtubs : Pros and Cons - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    To take the edge off the pressures of daily life, many Americans are cultivating ways to relax and de-stress in their...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Clean a Bathtub

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    Get your tub to sparkle like new with these cleaning tips.

  2. How to Clean Rust Stains in Your Bathroom

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to remove rust stains in showers or tubs .

  3. How to Clear a Clogged Drain Pipe

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    Home Remodel Workshop - Learn how to clear a clogged drain pipe in your sink

  4. How to Clean a Shower

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    It's time to take control of the grime in your shower.

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Blog Posts

  1. Eye-Catching DIY Bathtub Makeover

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Before, this claw-foot tub was old and dingy, but had a lot of unique charm.  Its unique-ness went up a notch after the homeowner decided to give it a little makeover.   Hello, yellow!  This tub went from being a basic fixture to the eye-catching center of the bathroom.  It is definitely a ...

  2. How To: Make a DIY Scrap Wood Bathtub Caddy from "Recycled Home"

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Here it is, as promised! The instructions for how you too can make a scrap-wood bathtub caddy, courtesy of  RECYCLED HOME: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials  by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King . Rebecca's tutorial is straight out of the pages of her book, but I'll add ...

  3. A Bathtub with a View

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    FromPosts tagged: bath

    The Eris by Victory Spa has a window to the world. Why would you want a window in your bathtub ? To illuminate your bubble time, of course. Referred to as ‘chromotherapy’ , the light is said to elevate you mood–that along with the spa’s cascading waterfall, which ‘massage[s] the neck and shoulders ...

  4. Eye Candy: 11 Droolworthy Tubs and Showers

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Kitchens and bathrooms are typically the most important rooms of the house when it comes to buying and selling a home. Have you ever heard that? It was something our realtor explained to us years ago and it has stuck with me since then. If you're working on beautifying your home, you're going to ...

  5. Week 4 Journal: Bye Bye Bathtub (and Chimney Too)

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    The Curbly House bathroom looked decent, by all accounts, and except for being a bit on the small side, functioned just fine. So I was actually prepared to leave it pretty much as-was, maybe with a few fixture replacements, some new tile, and paint. But what we found when we took out the first ...

  6. How To: Make a Scrap-Wood Bathtub Caddy Courtesy of RECYCLED HOME

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Here it is, as promised! The instructions for how you too can make a scrap-wood bathtub caddy, courtesy of  RECYCLED HOME: Transform Your Home Using Salvaged Materials  by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King . Rebecca's tutorial is straight out of the pages of her book, but I'll add ...

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