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Old 03-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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The plumbers roughed in about a 10 x 10 inch box out of the concrete with a stub drain pipe in the bottom. The problem is the wall (which the tub with sit against) had to be built right next to the edge of the hole. With the centerline of tubs usually around 15 inches, the drain isn't over the hole. Breakin out 5 more inches of concrete would be the simple solution if we didn't have radiant heat in the slab. Any ideas.

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Have any construction pictures of the floor before it was poured?

Maybe the PEX isn't that close. You could take small chunks at a time with hand tools.

Get an thermal image of the floor to pinpoint the locations of the pipes. Buy an inexpensive thermal gun and proceed carefully with those hand tools.

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if you do not have tub yet you could buy one that drain shoe fits between floor and tub the better fiberglass tubs that have 3/4 osb fiber glassed to bottom of tub then have four support feet or what is called above floor rough in tub i know american standard offers them in several of there tubs
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The plumbers roughed in about a 10 x 10 inch box out of the concrete with a stub drain pipe in the bottom. The problem is the wall (which the tub with sit against) had to be built right next to the edge of the hole. With the centerline of tubs usually around 15 inches, the drain isn't over the hole. Breakin out 5 more inches of concrete would be the simple solution if we didn't have radiant heat in the slab. Any ideas.
when we install radiant heat in floors we stay at least 1foot away from pipes..I think some manuals suggest this...
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Thanks for the replies. It took about three hours but I have managed to break out an extra five inches. I did finally find the pex but managed to not damage it. I wish I had known about that above floor rough in tub before I started.
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