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Ken Williams has a very slippery shower floor in his Mooresville, NC home. Let him describe it: "The water in my house is very soft and so it is very slippery and the soap never seems to be rinsed off and as a result the shower floor which is 6X6 tiles is dangerously slippery. The […]

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Joseph Gulaskey has to wait and wait for hot water to show up in his faucets in the winter. He lives in North Huntingdon, PA where it can get quite cold. Here's what Joe sent me: "During the winter months and having an unheated cellar, I have my hot water lines covered with polyfoam insulation. With […]

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Kate Knight, who lives in Brentwood NH eighty miles south southeast of my house, has a problem with her new shower valve. Let her describe it: "Recently we had a new valve put in our shower which is bigger than our last one coupled with a water saver shower head. We also moved our toilet […]

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Donna Bunai has a few complaints about the water pressure inside her shower. She lives in Shirley, New York. "I have a problem with the water coming out of my shower. It used to be perfect, no problems.  We had all new plumbing done about a year a go. Now the water comes out normal but then […]

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A glass shower door can add pizzazz to your bathroom. The newer shower doors offer a variety of custom glass options. With custom glass shower doors you can match any bathroom style. Cleaning a shower door is easier with the frameless shower doors.

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Replacing a shower head, or if you have to fix a leaking shower head, is not a difficult job if you use the right tools. Shower heads can be a source of water leaks if the proper pipe sealant is not used.

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Shower head leaks happen if you fail to use pipe thread compound or Teflon tape when you attach the shower head to the gooseneck pipe that sticks from the wall. How to fix a shower head leak - read this column.

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Shower membranes are fairly simple to install. The following is a cross section of a shower floor membrane. By following the instructions and tips found on this chart, your shower will surely be waterproof.

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Shower pan membranes seem similar but come in different qualities. CPE membranes, especially Chloraloy, are of high quality. This shower membrane is easy to bend and cut.

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Shower membranes keep water in showers where it belongs - the drain. Ceramic tile grout is porous and water can leak through. A shower pan membrane is essential for waterproofing your ceramic tile shower. Here are some tips for installing shower floor membranes.

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