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Shower Installation

Shower installation and repair is easy with these how-to articles.

  1. How to Build a Shower Pan

    Learn how to build a custom-sized, waterproof shower pan for a curved shower enclosure by following these clear, detailed photos and step-by-step instructions.

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  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. How to Clean Showerheads

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    We'll show you an easy way to clean your clogged showerhead and get it operating like new again. Mineral build up can plug up the spray holes. Here's a simple way to restore the flow.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  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. 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.

  7. Bathtub Caulking Tips

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    If a lumpy caulk job bugs you, check out these tips to help anyone learn to run a smooth bead of caulk. With advice from a pro painter and a tile setter, you'll soon be caulking everything around the house.

  8. How to Install a Fiberglass Base Over Concrete

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    Install a fiberglass shower stall over a concrete floor using a special drain assembly that eliminates leaks. You run the drain line under the concrete.

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