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newbiebuild 07-30-2006 12:42 AM

Bathrooms?
 
I am about to take some plans to an architect so he can draw out everything. However, I really like how i have the bathrooms setup but they are on completely different ends of the house...is this ok?....I wassn't sure how much easier it would be if i designed them back to back...but I would have to re-design everything i've been planning....?

J187 07-30-2006 07:55 AM

Would the second bath be the only thing on that side of the house that requires a drain? Bottom line is that everything with a drain has to get to the waste stack, so if putting a bathroom on an opposite side of the house means you will have to run a drain pipe with proper pitch all the way to the stack. The design of the house should be able to show/tell how difficult and invasive this will be. How much easier it would be to make them back to back really depends on the house layout. I mean, obviously it would be the easiest thing possible to make the bathrooms back to back right next to the waste stack, but if its new construction its not as difficult to run a significant length of drain pipe to the stack from anywhere in the house, provided the plans allow for the room and its not going to mean you'll have a DWV pipe running right through your finished basement to get to the waste stack :)

J187 07-30-2006 07:56 AM

Plumbing the water supply to the bathroom should not be too challenging wherever you put it.

newbiebuild 07-30-2006 08:45 AM

ok, thx man sounds good to me. I'll have the bathrooms on opposite sides and run all the stuff after i get my footer, thx!

Mike Swearingen 07-30-2006 08:53 AM

Another consideration...distance from the water heater. All of the cooled water in the hot water line between the heater and that far bathroom will have to be run out down the drain every time before you get hot water there unless you install a recirculating system or a second water heating source there.
Supply lines should be no problem, and as long as you can drop the drain line from that far bath 1/4" per linear foot to the main drain without any major intrusions, you're O.K.
Good Luck!
Mike

joasis 07-30-2006 11:42 AM

The point of keeping plumbing centralized in any home is cost....you can place bathrooms where you want if you have the bucks to make it happen. I build spec homes and I like everything centralized....but in my own home, they are on opposite ends......hot water is the beef, but it isn't that big a deal anymore to get recirculating HW....

J187 07-30-2006 02:04 PM

Are they both full baths? IF not, one us those, under-the-sink hot water heaters would be probably be good for just the vanity...

redline 07-30-2006 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newbiebuild
However, I really like how i have the bathrooms setup but they are on completely different ends of the house...is this ok?....I wassn't sure how much easier it would be if i designed them back to back...but I would have to re-design everything i've been planning....?

Is this a one story house or two story?
Is this new construction or a remodel?
Is there a full basement?

newbiebuild 07-31-2006 01:06 AM

It's a one story house thats prolly gonna be 28 X 48 .....It will most likely be a slab b/c i'm in florida(definitely not a basement) but the septic tank is very high. Originally I was drawing my own plans and had everything laid out perfectly...but since i'm taking it to the architect I'm changing a couple things...hopefully I will make it there in a week or two or sooner. I was concerned about the bathrooms b/c of the septic tank(that was already there) being sooo high.


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