basement - moving toilet drain and adding shower

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  1. moveright

    moveright New Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    New here, seems to be a wealth of info, so let's try this for a question. If this works out, I've got about a bazillion other ones:D.

    My basement has a powder room which I would like to convert to a full bath. The floor is concrete as the basement is below ground. The room is very small so I will be needing to move the toilet and sink in order to add a small shower stall. Many years ago, I worked as a plumbers apprentice so I am quite familiar with moving pipes, working with copper/pvc, etc...

    My question is, does a shower have a gooseneck in the drain? Also, I would obviously have to take a demo hammer to the floor and bust up the entire concrete powder room floor in order to move the toilet drain so is there any advice as to how I should plumb this stuff together or any general pointers at all?

    thanks in advance.
  2. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

    Dec 2, 2005
    Plumbing Designer
    SW Florida
    All plumbing fixtures have traps.
    All plumbing fixtures need to be vented in a manner acceptable to your local authority having jurisdiction.

    No one can advise you how to replumb your bathroom without knowing what is there.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Also, the shower drain needs to be 2" or larger all the way to a similar or larger drain pipe.

    Look into Kerdi from if you are going to tile the shower. Then, check out for help.
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