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Old 05-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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I'm planning to put a tub in the basement. I'm wondering what options I have with the drain. Is it absolutely necessary to break the concrete and move it? Is there another option? Can I raise the tub a bit to add a couple 90's to line up the drain?

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Where are you going to put the tub in that picture? Was preparation made for a tub in the initial rough in, or was it planned to be just a half bath? I have set a shower stall on 2x10s before in a situation like that, but height/headroom was not an issue in that install.

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the pipe for the tub is there a trap under slab
to check cut off cap pour in water look down pipe with light if you see standing water then you have a trap
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Is it absolutely necessary to break the concrete and move it?
I'll set the odds at 4:1 that you'll NEED to break the concrete to redo pipe
and I'll set them at 10:1 that by the time you get to actually locating the tub (or shower) that your preferred layout will require it anyway.
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Where are you going to put the tub in that picture? Was preparation made for a tub in the initial rough in, or was it planned to be just a half bath? I have set a shower stall on 2x10s before in a situation like that, but height/headroom was not an issue in that install.
The Tub would be located in the left corner close to us. The drain would be closer to us and the tub would be facing the toilet (see other drain). I would put a wall between them.
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i see a common bath layout 5' tub then sink roughed in the wall then a toilet. just need to know if there is a trap on tub drain since concrete was poured tight to pipe
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Was preparation made for a tub in the initial rough in, or was it planned to be just a half bath?
The builder of the home put the drain there. I have no idea what they were thinking.
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You may have to run some vents also you have 7 studs say 16 on center your bathroom is less than 10 feet tube iis about 3 feet wide toilet say 3 feet on center if you put up a wall it's going to look small. Leave it open to make the bathroom look big...you do need a trap to clean it out when and will clog.

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To me, the drain for the tub should be closer to the drain for the toilet, like about 5 feet from the wall, so the tub and toilet back up to the same wall.
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What size is that pipe? Perhaps it's 2" for a shower unit?

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