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A bathroom or washroom is a room, typically in a home or other residential building, that contains either a bathtub or a shower (or both). The inclusion of a wash basin is common. In some parts of the world e.g. India, a toilet is typically included in the bathroom; in others, the toilet is typically given a dedicated room separate from the one allocated for personal hygiene activities. In North American English the word 'bathroom' is sometimes used to refer to any room in a residence that contains a toilet, regardless of the inclusion of a bath or shower.
Historically, bathing was often a collective activity, which took place in public baths. In some countries the shared social aspect of cleansing the body is still important, as for example with sento in Japan and the "Turkish bath" (also known by other names) throughout the Islamic world.

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    Bathroom tap has twisted the wrong way

    Can someone please give me a bit of advice here. My hot tap has slowly been twisting the wrong way in recent months. Now it's finally against the wall. I don't want to switch it on for fear I won't get it back off. The bath is basically attached to the wall so it's next to impossible to get...
  2. V

    No cold water in bathroom.indirect water supply.

    Hi.. I would appreciate your advice. I am not get any cold water on the bathroom. Just dribbles in the bath and toilet..none at all on the wash basin. The supply is from the cold water tank. Thank you.
  3. M

    Leaking bathroom sink tap, unable to access

    I'm trying to access the inside of this tap but can't see any 'button' at the back, or similar. It's likely we'll be replacing this and the sink in a month or so but need to fix this asap of course.
  4. J

    Bathroom: Our installer used standard plasterboard - is that ok?

    Hello all, Our bathroom fitters have finished the first fix. However, when the tiler came round, he pointed out these issues: Standard plasterboard has been used throughout (including the future shower area), rather than using the waterproof variety of plasterboard or to use tiling board. The...
  5. J

    Bathroom installation leads to water damage - what do we do?

    Hello all, I am hoping that you can give us some advice. We're in the UK, and have contracted a company to completely refit the first floor bathroom. The first fix was completed a few days ago. We haven't moved in yet. When we returned to the property just now, the kitchen ceiling had caved...
  6. fango7

    Leak from bathroom upstairs

    Hi all, have a leak in landing from upstairs bathroom. This only happens when sink taps are on, not shower or toilet . Think it is a boss connection between sink waste to soil pipe. And think this is happening in corner where toilet is and that is where sink and soil pipe connect Just want...
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    Bathroom washbasin installation

    Hi, The basin & pedestal I bought recently has got me scratching my head, as it doesn’t seem to have an obvious method of joining them together securely. This is in contrast to the existing one which has a semi circular groove that the basin fits onto the pedestal & you can adjust to fit flush...
  8. O

    Problem with cracked pipe from bathroom to outside tap.

    Hi, the property I live in appears to have had a pipe to an outside tap run from the cold water pipe under the bathroom sink. Yesterday the outside pipe cracked where the tap connected to it and water was gushing out! For the life of me I cannot work out how to stop the flow of water. The...
  9. L

    Help with bathroom with no windows

    I currently rent a flat but the bathroom does not have a window. Weirdly last year we had no issues but this year we have noticed mould spores on the ceiling and shower curtain. This has been removed by mould cleaner. We have an extractor fan but it’s small and only works for around four minutes...
  10. T

    Bathroom sink faucet part

    Hello. My bathroom sink faucet is leaking and I would like to replace the hot ceramic disc stem cartridge (Sepco watermark 15) . I was able to remove the 2 connected parts (IMG_4132). About a couple years ago, I was able to separate the stem cartridge (IMG_4133) and unknown part (IMG_4134) on...
  11. C

    Can some aerators not come out?

    Hi, I’m looking at removing an aerator to install a filter on the tap in my bathroom. I’ve been trying with a sticky pad and pliers and it’s not budging whatsoever. Not sure if i’m doing it wrong (mainly trying counter clockwise to get it off, tho tried clockwise at some point too out of...
  12. N

    bathroom isolation valves!?!?

    I’m trying to fit new pillar basin taps upstairs. Before I even got to that part I turned off the main stopcock under the kitchen sink but of course it didn’t turn off the water upstairs (who knew!?!) So I tried the isolation valves in the bathroom and only the hot one turns and the cold won’t...
  13. M

    Replace Bathroom Suite (DIY)

    Hi All, I have a 2m x 2m bathroom suite which I'd like to completely change out myself. I'd be replacing the bathroom suite for like for like. I'm going to go for something like the following...
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    Gurgling bathroom sink

    Hi guys. I have an issue with a bathroom sink, it gurgles when the tap is turned off. I tried clearing the p trap but it makes it worse and goes on longer. I’ve attached a pic. From what I’ve read online it’s a venting issue. Would either of the replacement parts be a good solution?
  15. J

    Bathroom pricing question

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  16. CCANON

    Advice on bathroom leak fix

    Hi We recently moved into a property that is about 3yrs old. Ever since we have used the shower we have had a leak that is showing by the wetness on the carpet in the adjoining room. Having called in a plumber they have advised the water is coming through a gap where the tap is installed. The...
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    Advice on bathroom leak fix

    Hi We recently moved into a property that is about 3yrs old. Ever since we have used the shower we have had a leak that is showing by the wetness on the carpet in the adjoining room. Having called in a plumber they have advised the water is coming through a gap where the tap is installed...
  18. J

    En-suite sink pipe getting clogged up

    The en-suite sink waste pipe gets clogged up every few years with gunk (tootpaste, soap, etc). This was installed by a professional plumber and he is long gone. I took apart the U bend, but it was clean. I then smashed a very large tile and found the pipe behind was nearly horizontal going into...
  19. M

    Bathroom tap handle help please

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  20. J

    plumber's unable to source leak, help, bathroom into living room

    I have a leak from the bathroom into my living room directly below. I cut the bulge and even cut a hole in the ceiling to try and locate the problem and ultimately allow the water to drain out. This has been going on for at least two weeks. I initially had a plumber out to fix the toilet cistern...
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