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A Complete Guide to Bathtub Repair

Solve any problems with a bathtub with our guide to bathtub repair. From grout to leaks, we've got the solution for common bathtub repair.

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Fix a Leaking Bathtub FaucetFamily Handyman

Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

Nip a leak in the bud by getting after it right away. We can show you how to fix a leak to your bathtub faucet. Check out our guide.
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How to Regrout Bathroom TileFamily Handyman

How to Regrout Bathroom Tile

If you’ve got grout in your bathtub walls, take a peak to learn how to regrout those walls to prevent any kind of mildew growth. We show you how with a few steps and a video.
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Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing LeaksFamily Handyman

Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Learn the signs of a potential leak by taking note of any curling of vinyl flooring or peeling paint. Then take a look at how to find what’s causing those issues by tracking down a hidden leak.
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How to Fit a Shower TrayFamily Handyman

How to Fit a Shower Tray

If you’ve had enough of that bathtub, find out how to get rid of it and install a shower tray. It’s a big project that will likely take a weekend but the people in your home will likely be pleased. See how to fit a shower tray.
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How to Adjust Sliding Shower DoorsFamily Handyman

How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

Get back on track with your sliding shower doors if you’re having trouble with them. It can be an easier fix than you imagine, just make sure you’re familiar with the parts. We can guide you through adjusting sliding shower doors.
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Replace Tub and Shower Faucet TrimFamily Handyman

Replace Tub and Shower Faucet Trim

Eventually a tub faucet will show its age and it’ll need to go. Replacing a faucet can be done in a few simple steps. Check out how to replace a tub faucet.
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Replace a Shower Drain from the TopFamily Handyman

Replace a Shower Drain from the Top

Save time and energy by learning how to replace a shower drain from the top. All that’s needed is a 4-in-1 screwdriver and a caulk gun. Install a leak-proof drain to prevent any future issues. Check out how to install a bathtub drain.
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How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without ChemicalsFamily Handyman

How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Don’t rush out to the hardware store or call the plumber if there’s a clog in the bathroom tub drain. It might be possible to fix it at home with a coat hanger and a screwdriver. Hair typically serves as the root of the clog and using a wire hanger to scoop out the mess will likely do the trick. Check out how to unclog a bathtub drain without chemicals.
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How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain AssemblyFamily Handyman

How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly

Brass drains will fade over time because of abrasive cleaning products or hair care products and it leaves a dingy looking drain. The best bet to repair a brass drain is likely to get a new one that will stand up better. They can be found at most home centers and assembly doesn’t take many tools.
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Install Scald ProtectionFamily Handyman

Install Scald Protection

Avoid any issues of someone leaving the faucet on the hot setting by installing an anti-scald showerhead. A showerhead like this can also prevent that problem of when someone else turns on water somewhere else while someone is in the shower. Usually that water out of the showerhead comes out scalding hot.
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How to Remove Water StainsFamily Handyman

How to Remove Water Stains

Water stains in the bathtub arise constantly and continual cleaning must be done to keep that bathtub in good condition.