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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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    Removal of cold water tank for bathroom taps?

    I live in an apartment and have a cold water tank in it. The cold water tank feeds the cold water tap in the sink and the bath. Recently, I refurbished my bathroom and, according to the plumber that fitted the new taps, high-pressure taps were fitted. Consequently, the water that comes out of...
  5. diydzindzis

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  6. J

    Bathroom hot water sink tap. Low flow

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  7. J

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  8. applepro44

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    New water softener and bathroom suite.

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    Loss of pressure & High Pitch Whistle in bathroom

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  12. J

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  14. J

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    knocking in bathroom drain

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    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.
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    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.
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