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Old 02-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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So we are finally finishing our basement since we have a little one on the way. I'm a pretty handy guy and am doing everything myself, but am confused by the bathtub drain. Wh had the bathroom plumbing roughed in when we built the house (see the picuture). But my question is how do I hook up the tub drain to the drain on the floor? The drain on the tub sits right over the drain in the floor.. So where does the overflow go to? Do I need a drop in tub so it is raised up to run the plumbing under? The tub drain is in the corner.

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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But to do this I would have to block the tub up, and the face would not be flush with the floor.... Thats why I am wondering if it has to be a drop in tub?.....
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Your Plumber did you wrong. That pipe should be in the wall. You should also have the slab boxed out so your drain assembly sits below finished floor as the previous post showed. See if he'll come back and fix it.

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Your Plumber did you wrong. That pipe should be in the wall. You should also have the slab boxed out so your drain assembly sits below finished floor as the previous post showed. See if he'll come back and fix it.

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What I believe E is saying is that there should be a pipe in the wall like the black one, a vent for the shower. Depending on where the drain runs, the toilet vent may work. try and figure out where the shower drain runs to, ie, what way does it head at the bottom of the drain (I know, the trap may not be straight).

You will need to cut a square chunk as cement out around the shower drain so that you can cut the rouch in drain down below the top of the floor. You will need a 2" (1.5"?) PVC coupler. Get a overflow/drain piece that M showed you. Fasten it to the tub. You then need to drop the tub on to the drain that you cut out, hoping it is in perfect alignment. If not you will either need to shi, with furring strips or realign the drain by cutting down further and putting in a couple 22 degree PVC pieces to get it where it should be.

Is there a vanity to the right of the toilet? If so, the vent tie in would need to be higher.
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