Electrician playing plumber!

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Irdaniam, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Irdaniam

    Irdaniam New Member

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    I am nealy complete with the demo work for a tub to shower remodel.
    The remo will include the entire bathroom, walls and ceilings.
    Next step is to remove the tub.
    I have located the area to access the plumbing.
    The water lines I can deal with but, I do not know what to expect with the
    drains.
    The house was built late 60's possibly early 70's.
    Can anyone please shed some insight as to what I will
    be dealing with.
    I have no wires so now I am lost.
    Thanks in advance for any and all help with this endeavor.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Some of the things you will have to be concerned with include a 2" drain for the shower, at least 3" for the toilet, 1-1/2" for the vanity. All drains must be vented* and have at least 1/4" per foot slope. The toilet flange sets on top of the finished floor andthe center of the flange is located 12" from the finished wall behind the toilet.
    *Toilets that are 6" or less from the main stack do not have to have a separate vent.

    This should give you something to start with. :)
  3. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    You need to bond the shower valve and drain, and vanity faucet and drain, if it is chrome, to the ground wire of the nearest outlet also the toilet drain if it is copper or cast iron.

    Since you are an electrician would you be interested in buying my used wire stretcher? :)
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2006
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    ?

    I hope this was written with your tongue firmly pressed to the inside of your cheek.
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    :D :D :D Very Firm

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