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  1. Tile Layout for Tubs and Showers

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

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Build a Custom Shower Pan

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    Are you building a shower in an irregularly shaped space that premade fiberglass shower pans won't fit? You need to build a custom mortar-bed shower pan. Here's why.

  2. DIY Outdoor Shower Privacy

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    For privacy in an outdoor shower , choose from a wide variety of outdoor shower enclosures. They range from cloth types to rigid plastic structures. Photo courtesy of Cambridge Molding

  3. How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

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    A dragging shower or bathtub door can permanently damage both the door and the track if ignored for too long. Learn the steps needed to fix it and get it running smoothly again.

  4. How to Replace a Two-Handle Shower Valve With a Single-Handle Unit

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    Use a special cover plate to replace a leaky, old two-handle shower valve with a new scald-proof one-handle valve without tearing out tile or the wall. This is a challenging project.

  5. Plumb & Install a Shower Base

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    Preformed, one-piece shower bases make installing a new shower much easier. This article explains the process, from ripping out the old shower or tub to installing the plumbing.

  6. Replace a Shower Drain From the Top

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    Replace a shower drain without tearing open the ceiling below. Use a special drain assembly and install it from the top.

  7. How to Install a Corner Shower Shelf

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    Glue up a ceramic corner shelf in your ceramic tile shower in about 20 minutes. It’s easy and quick.

  8. How to Fix a Dripping Shower

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    Repair a shower faucet that won't shut off. Most single-handle, cartridge-style faucets can be repaired in an hour or less with basic tools.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Weekend Projects: Make a Shower Curtain 5 Ways

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    FromBobVila.com

    Shower liners are a humdrum necessity. They perform the simple but important role of keeping water in the shower stal...

  2. How to Choose a Shower Head - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Focus on features in order to choose a shower head from the many different options awaiting you in the bathroom hardware aisle.

  3. Barrier-Free Showers - Bob Vila Radio - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    A barrier-free shower is one that has no threshold, so it’s easy to step, shuffle, or wheel yourself in and out. With some of the new vertical-drain products coming out now, these installations are both easy and stylish.

  4. Bob Vila Radio: Shower Seats

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    FromBobVila.com

    Making a bathroom safe for everyone doesn’t mean making your home look like a hospital. Listen to BOB VILA ON SHOWER ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Install a Prefab Shower

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Adding a shower to a bathroom will increase your home's value.

  2. How to Tile a Shower Stall

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to tile a shower in this video. Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com first shows how to prepare shower walls and floors for tiling. He then shows how to tile shower walls and floors. Finally he demonstrates how to grout the tile seams.

  3. How to Clean a Shower

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

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

  4. Replacing an Old Shower

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Host Matt Muenster shows you how to replace an old shower with creative and affordable designs.

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Blog Posts

  1. Blowing Air Through a Shower Valve Video

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Tim Carter shows a cool apparatus to blow air through tub and shower valves when winterizing a home.

  2. Bathroom Update!

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    FromAna-White.com

    Check out what we've been working on at the Momplex lately!!!! Notice anything different??? I'll give you a hint. It costed a small fortune ... probably more than a gold plated bathtub ... But it was worth every single penny! We've got water!!!! Up here in Alaska (where we live) you are on your own for water.  We had to drill down a couple hundred feet for a well (that was the small fortune part and a big reason we decided to build the Mom's a shared duplex - so we don't have to drill two wells). The well sat, just a big pipe looking awkward, for the longest time while we worked on all the other stuff in between a giant hole in the ground and a bathroom vanity needing water.   And then finally last summer, we dropped the pump down the well. And capped it.  The water line is 9 feet down, below the frost line, so the water never freezes.  The small gray tube holds the electrical wires that supply power to the pump. But what happens from here??? The water line and the electrical are brought inside the Momplex underground. The electrical (the gray box on the upper right) ties in to a pressure switch mounted on the pressure tank. When the pressure in the pressure tank gets too low, it trips a switch, that in turn feeds power to the well pump, causing it to pump water into the pressure tank, until the switch trips back signaling the tank is full.  The water line is the white line on the lower right, rapped in the heat trace. It comes in from below ground, and fills the tank, and then on to where ever water is needed by Mom.  You need the pressure tank so your well isn't kicking on and off every time you turn the faucet on. Kinda like buying all your groceries for the week at once, instead of running to the store every time you need a snack. From there, the water is distributed to manifolds that we DIYed: That way we can turn water on and off at the main manifolds in case of a leak or burst pipe or we need to work on something. And from there, the water is distributed through water lines to kitchens and baths throughout the Momplex. Up until now, the plumbing lines were just stub outs in the wall. But we cut the stubouts off and hooked faucets up, put a p-trap between the sink and the drain, and guess what??? We have water up at the Momplex!!! With the faucet done, we moved on to the showers . The plumbing is already stubbed out, so I just attached the shower head. In my defense, wouldn't I look even funnier with perfect hair as a plumber??? For the shower drains, we silicone the drains, And then screw them in place using the old double screwdriver trick. I know they make a tool for this .... but you can't have every tool, can you? Sometimes you just gotta make do with what you have. And then the drain is just screwed over top to hide the plumbing. Tada! Shower is done!!! The Momplex has definitely "moved up" since this day!!! This space behind the door was originally intended for either a larger tub instead of a shower or a linen closet. But Mom really wanted laundry on the main floor, so we sized the area just big enough to put a stacking laundry set in. When I say just big enough, I do mean just big enough. It could not have been any smaller. We placed a tub under the washer as cheap insurance in case of a leak ... Sad, I know, I'd have loved to have built pedestals under the washer and dryer, but the dryer would then have been too high. Sigh - you gotta compromise sometimes ... So what does that leave us with?????? Imagine being 8 months pregnant and spending most of your day working 2 miles from a fully functioning bathroom. Yes, I'm pretty darn excited that the toilet is up next!!! And then we can talk making it pretty!

  3. Liquid Waterproofing And Vapor Barriers For Tile Showers

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Waterproofing membranes vs Vapor barriers There are many acceptable methods to construct a quality tile shower , all of them involve different proprietary products and methods.   This article touch on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  4. 10 Favorite Shower Curtains

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Finding a cool shower curtain can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we went through that haystack for you and, as it turns out, found a whole bunch of needles...I mean shower curtains. Here are our top ten favorites.    1. Spear Shower Curtain $88 2. Grasses Shower Curtain ...

  5. Roundup: 10 Favorite Shower Curtains

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    Finding a cool shower curtain can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we went through that haystack for you and, as it turns out, found a whole bunch of needles...I mean shower curtains. Here are our top ten favorites.    1. Spear Shower Curtain $88 2. Grasses Shower Curtain ...

  6. Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Frameless Glass Shower Stall Enclosures and Doors Semi-frameless and frameless glass shower enclosures have been around for awhile and have always been associated with a timeless look of quality and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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