Basement Bathroom Rough-In

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by idoc4u, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. idoc4u

    idoc4u New Member

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    I am intending to cut my 4" thick 2 year old concrete basement floor in order to relocate the roughed in shower drain and toilet flange.

    My plan is to cut the concrete with a 7" diamond tipped circular saw blade after spreading some water on the floor to help minimize friction.

    Once I cut and remove the concrete and the make necessary plumbing adjustments, my plan is to place vapor barrier over the area and cover with concrete.

    My question; is there a certain brand or mix of concrete I should use and how stiff should I mix the concrete that I pour?

    Thank you for the replys.
  2. donfenyk

    donfenyk DIY Junior Member

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    you can just get a high strenth concrete premix from Lowes or Home Depot and you will be fine.
  3. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Don't mix it too wet - "pour" is just a figure of speech, and a misleading one. "Place" is a more accurate term.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    "spreading some water on the floor" is not going to help. You really need a small but continuous flow to the blade.
  5. donfenyk

    donfenyk DIY Junior Member

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    I used a hose with a spray nozzle with just enough spray to keep down the dust. I had a second person hold the hose. I know its probably not the safest thing since i used an electric saw- but it worked just fine and there was almost no dust.

    Use a good Diamond blade
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