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How to Clean Old Bath Tubs

How to Clean Old Bath Tubs

Old bath tubs get dirty, and it is hard to feel clean in a dirty old bath tub. If you are moving into an older home that hasn't been used in a while, the bath tub may need a good, solid cleaning. Sometimes basic cleaners do not sufficiently clean old bath tubs. Fortunately, there is still hope for your dirty old bath tub.

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How to Remove Adhesive Caulk From a Steel Enamel Bathtub

How to Remove Adhesive Caulk From a Steel Enamel Bathtub

Print this article Adhesive caulk creates a seal between fixtures (such as steel enamel bathtubs) and walls, creating a waterproof seal to protect the walls or floors from water damage. In the home, you may find different kinds of caulk depending on the builder's preference. Adhesive caulk is meant to last for a long time when applied to hard surfaces. If you want to remove caulking from an enamel bathtub, the job won't be easy unless you use the right tools and chemical products.

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Types of Claw Foot Tubs

Types of Claw Foot Tubs

Claw foot tubs are a lasting remnant of vintage bathroom style, but what many homeowners looking to remodel their bathroom may not know is that claw foot tubs are far from standard. Those looking to recapture a charming vintage style in the bathroom should shop for their claw foot tub carefully, Double slipper cast iron bathtub and weigh all available options before selecting the right claw foot bathtub for their bathroom space.

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Add a Shower to a Clawfoot Bathtub

Add a Shower to a Clawfoot Bathtub

If you want to keep your claw foot bathtub but want a shower too, it's easy to convert it using one of the many conversion kits available. The most basic of these is a pipe that runs from the tap/faucet assembly to the shower head. Attached to this is a shower rod that encircles the tub. The shower rod hangs from the ceiling by special brackets that easily adjust position so they can be fastened to the studs.

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How to Tile a Shower Tray

How to Tile a Shower Tray

1 Mark two perpendicular lines across the shower floor with your pencil and level, from mid-wall to mid-wall, intersecting in the middle. Use a square to ensure the lines are exactly 90 degrees off each other. If the lines go over the drain (they usually will), continue the lines as if the drain weren't there.

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How to Replace a Gerber Shower Cartridge

How to Replace a Gerber Shower Cartridge

Gerber shower faucets use a ceramic disc-type faucet cartridge that has two inlets with valve seals to operate the hot and cold water flow into the faucet's spout. This setup allows for easier installation and replacement of faulty cartridges. After normal usage, the seals in the cartridge will begin to leak, because they crack and split. Bathtub Handle Series This allows water to leak through the handle area. If this is happening to your Gerber faucet, it just takes about a half-hour to replace the cartridge.

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Care & Maintenance of Cast-Iron Bathtubs

Care & Maintenance of Cast-Iron Bathtubs

A cast-iron bathtub can be the bane of your bathroom cleaning experience or the focal point of your retro home décor, depending on how well the tub has been cared for. Cast-iron bathtubs finished with a porcelain enamel coating can last for decades, but are eyesores if they have been cleaned with less-than-suitable products or are chipped or scoured down to bare iron. Proper care of your cast-iron bathtub-whether an antique or a recent purchase--can give years of service while retaining its elegant surface.

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Seal a Shower Tray

Seal a Shower Tray

Certain shower stalls and inserts contain trays that prevent water from leaking onto the bathroom floor. They are most commonly constructed of fiberglass and serve as a slightly concave foundation for the shower unit. Sealing a shower tray is essential for filling exposed seams and gaps where water can escape. Silicone caulk is the most effective airtight and water-resistant sealant for bathroom fixtures such as a shower tray.

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How to: Install a Claw-foot enamel bathtub Drain

How to: Install a Claw-foot enamel bathtub  Drain

Clawfoot tubs add an antique look to your bathroom. Little plumbing is needed for a clawfoot tub, except for a drain. It's imperative to install a floor drain to take the water from the tub drainpipes out of the house. A floor drain is not a DIY install. It should be done by professionals. The drain from the tub itself will come in a kit that screws together.

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