Bathrooms and Laundry
Waterstop Angle at shower screen?
Your explanation with the drawings make a lot of sense to me. I understand that the plastic angle is what we call the "Waterstop" to prevent water inside the shower area…
Robust towel rails?
We use grab/handrails in our bathroom for towel rails, which are availble in lenths of up to 1m.
This link will show you some examples:
Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry
I'm chasing the builder on the bathroom exhaust.... Might be an uphill battle on asking him to add a laundry exhaust as well.
Is annoying that they don't do it properly in…
Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?
Thanks for the response. I have left the shower unused for a week, with mains turned off (although did not drain the lines), and no change to the marks.
I have had one…
Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest
Would be better if Japan wasn't so Xenophobic and just made all their cool gadgets available here, I marvel at the disconnect between the Panasonic Japan and Australian…
Hot Water ECV keeps dripping
Hi, my hot water system (50L Dux Proflo) has an ECV (expansion control valve) that was fitted in 2019, ever since then it drips pretty much after every shower or usage of…
Bathroom advice please
we have a 1500mm shower in our ensuite
it is just too big and gets cold in winter
even for 2 people 1200mm would be more than enough
for a childrens bathroom 900mm square…
Crack in shower base
maybe it's happening because of the poor installation
I think there is a weak spot under the tray
call an expert to look at it
Shower Bench Seat
Long time lurker, first time poster.
We're currently building in Redbank North Richmond and the topic of a bench seat in our ensuite walk in shower has arisen.…
Oct 28, 2021 8:33 pm
Toilet cistern not filling with water
You were right the problem was that 'pig's tail' thing in the shaft deteriorated over time and blocked the water supply.
The first plumber I called, looked at it for 2…
Just some additional info, The entire bathroom has been waterproofed with 3 coats of waterproofing membrane. Waterproofing to 1800mm high in the shower, 1500mm around the…
Tricky shower door handle question
You could use something like in the link below.
It slips over the glass. You could put it away the top and then use a magnetic catch to hold open.
Look like a similar design to this volume knob which attaches to a smooth post with a set screw and comes loose every 2nd time you turn it. Crap design for sure.
Bathroom with no window
each time the sensor detects movement it should restart the timer
set to around 10 minutes and leave it alone
Pressalit 2000 Toilet Seat
It's just an open ended socket spanner that fits the nut and let's the thread pass through it so it can reach right up.
A deep socket wrench would work. The tool shown is…
Hi There. Looking for advice on two different shower repairs.
- Various gaps in grout and spots where grout is brittle
- Some grout lines very thin (<1mm)
Vanity too high?
we're doing ours at 960, with the half submerged bowl (so another 40 for the bowl or so). if you're building/renovating a house for yourself to live in for a while, do…
how to remove laminate splashback
Thanks, I couldn't find my chisels so found a heavy duty flat head screwdriver and did the same thing.
The blasted thing is off so thanks.
Built a few years back in Perth with Dale Alcock
Mosaic in the bathroom is as per the attached.
Builder, despite our requests, refused to leave any spares.
A couple of…
Shower screed confusion
Ok thanks, I thought so as well because it is so thin. The old screed was extremely hard to remove so was probably bonded.
Needed a heavy-duty jack hamer.
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)
this is the only way. Ive done this on about 5-7 items on this house and about 10 on the last house. Unless you can prove to them builder that you know what you're…
Tile filled with grout
the tiling was done after the toilet? maybe need some photos to put it in context. As i said most toilets would cover that connection to the waste pipe so maybe there was confusion
Aug 29, 2021 9:30 pm
Hi there, how to do I tighten the nut holding the faucet under the sink? The faucet is slightly lose, and the nut underneath needs tightening. I can reach by hand and…
Insurance rebuilding my home and they chose the builder.
Has anyone dealt with JKLyng Builders.
Any feedback gratefully accepted.
I'm currently renovating a small apartment that I have brought. I am wanting to renovate my bathroom/laundry with very limited space. I was thinking about getting a deep…
I have a bathroom that was renovated 4 years ago with new waterproof seal done on the new tiled area but the original vanity was left in place.
We now are removing the…
one of the most abused items in the last 20 years is the bath
the plasterer stands in it with boots on and rubble in the base
the tiler stands in it with boots on and…
Connecting dryer to drain
oooooo..... do ou would you be able to get the branding from waste? I need exactly the same for our laundry for the same reason, but only have 1 drain in the plumbing
on youtube, you can find lots of tutorials where they paint the sides with some paint, so it gets a painted frame. however, this kind of solution is not for everyone and…
Hi can I please get some advice on tile colours.
My en-suite in the spare room looks similar to this :
We have picked a light grey floor tile and white for the 1 meter…
Bathroom floor level
As the others have said, you can’t remove 40mm, You could grind down 5-10mm around the floor wastes and use a 20-30mm angle at the door. This can give you 30-40mm of…
Jul 16, 2021 2:23 pm
How to estimate cost for bathroom redo
Best suggestion is to contact 3 Bathroom Renovation companies and ask them to quote, every site n job is different. Best to have your PC Items chosen so you can get an…
Stuck Tap Domes
Any tips on how to remove tap domes that seem impossible to open. I bought one of the rubber strap tools, but that was a waste of money. Thanks!