Re: rough-in
Posted by Gary Swart on April 24, 2004 at 01:24:25:
In response to Re: rough-in
Basically, "rough-in" means the drain pipes are in place and capped. There are no fixtures installed. People often do this to try to cut back on building expenses, figuring to install the new bath at a later date. There can be problems with this. For example, the rough-in is for a shower, but the the homeowner decides to install a tub and finds the drain rough-in doesn't work for a tub. This is especially a problem in basements where the pipe is set in concrete. Other problems are not knowing if the drains are properly trapped and vented. In the real world, rough-in is, as HJ states, whatever is agreed to by the contractor and the homeowner.

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