Re: encounter difficulties when design basement bathroom.
Posted by ED on January 09, 2004 at 18:13:21:
In response to Re: encounter difficulties when design basement bathroom.
Deb is referring to a "box" that would surround the tub drain pipe usually a foot square, it makes installation a lot simpler and allows for some breathing room with drains, if necessary.

AT this point it does sound like you need professional assistance on your project. Underground rough-in plumbing is no small matter.
The consequences of mistakes are great and costly after you have covered the pipes in cement.

: Hi, Deb:

: Thanks for your reply.
: The pipes are vertical, there is a P trap already in the concret.I don't know what you mean by concret blockout. :(
: I assume there is no such thing since I do not see irregular surface but flat concret wall and floor. :(

: Thanks again!

: : : Hi, Dear Pros:

: : : I met a problem when I designing the full bathroom in my unfinished
: : : basement.

: : : What I understand is that the position of toilet drain determines the
: : : location of future wall (from center of the drain to wall is 12.5").
: : : If I get the wall's position figured out, the center of the drain left
: : : for tub will be 11.5" from the future wall.
: : : Please refer the picture I've drawn for the design of the bathroom at:
: : :

: : : I went to homedepot, lowes, and measured all the tub, and found that
: : : overflow pipe should goes down to drain (p-trap) directly and drain from
: : : tub goes to overflow pipe, which require the drain to be located only
: : : 2-3" from the wall, but mine is 11.5".

: : : With the location of the drains I have, the only thing I can think of is
: : : to have the tub drain goes to the existing drain directly and have
: : : overflow pipe runs through the wall to the drain left for sink. However,
: : : the tub drain should only be around 8"-9" from the wall in order to
: : : to have the shoe sit directly on top of the drain. :(((

: : : I don't want to dig the concret at this moment yet.

: : : COuld any pro give me some advice on how to solve my problem?

: : : Thank you very much!
: : :

: : Is this a vertical or horizontal pipe? Is there a p-trap already? Was there a concrete blockout for the tub? You absolutely CANNOT plumb this the way you are talking about. Call in a plumber to see what can be done. If the drain is out of place you will need to break out the concrete--it will not be an option. Do this the right way the first time. Sometimes you cannot have your cake and eat it too. ;-)
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

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