installing bathtub

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by francs171, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. francs171

    francs171 New Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    My house was built with 2 full baths, but no bathtub or drain installed in the 2nd bath. I want to install a bathtub in this bathroom. The 2 bathrooms have a wall separating them. I would like some info on what is involved in installing a drain for this new bathtub. I have a concrete slab foundation. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Far too little information given to really get into specifics, and even with more information, it is impossible to advise about all of the details without being on site. But, here are at least some of things you will be facing. All drains must have a P trap and be vented. The concrete slab means breaking concrete to make the drain connections and install the trap and vent. It would be essential for you to have a plumbing contractor evaluate your project on site. Although is likely quite doable, it is not something I would recommend for your first venture into the plumbing world. Having a professional do it will not be inexpensive, but there is not much worse or expensive than a DIY job gone bad!
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Why don't you also ask us how much your groceries are going to cost the next time you go shopping, because we have almost as much information for that as we do about installing a tub. It could be relatively inexpensive, (relatively being the key word), or it could entail a major remodel project.
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