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Old 01-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Just like the 3 other posts today on this, I need a little help figuring out my rough in setup. My main issue is what appears to be the Shower/Tub pipe is kinda in the middle of nowhere. I know I can move it but I would like to avoid that if possible.

I have attached a .pdf drawing and I have the pipes labeled in parenthesis with what I believe they are. There is also a 'mystery pipe' down towards the Sump so any help on what that is would be nice as well.

Thanks for any assistance in advance!
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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...I need a little help figuring out my rough in setup.
Thanks for any assistance in advance!
Do you have access to the original builder and/or plumber.
Also there should be "as built" drawings (somewhere)

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Old 01-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Your 'mystery pipe' is most likely the cleanout to your main line.
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I bought the house as a foreclosure and don't have the drawings. I can go to the county and get them which I plan to do but was curious what feedback this forum could provide.
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The drain for the proposed shower could be so that the shower was a
"side-load" into the proposed bathroom.
It does look like it's far enough away from the toilet -
(not far enough for us - but: that's our call!)
(It would probably work, though.)

The capped, 4" pipe could be something for "Raydon", abatement - or a floor drain - that, they simply, didn't finish.
Maybe, a "clean-out"?!
(That someone didn't finish!)

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("didn't finish"? - sometimes it's hard to get people to "come-back"!)

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The drain for the proposed shower could be so that the shower was a
"side-load" into the proposed bathroom.
It does look like it's far enough away from the toilet -
@rossfingal

I am not sure I follow the 'side-load' shower idea you mentioned. Can you elaborate?

Part of my problem is that if I use everything where it is today, I will end up with a leftover space below the bathroom that is not large enough for a bedroom (ends up being ~ 9' 6" x 11' 4"). If I move the toilet so it is the standard 18" from the vanity, I can make a comfortable shower and a bedroom that is 10'4" x 11'4".
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9' - 6" X 11' - 4" is large enough for a bedroom.
(In some places)
If you're concerned about space requirements move the toilet and
the shower-drain.

rossfingal

Is this on a concrete floor or framing (wood)?

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If the sump is for ground water and not sewage then I suspect the 4" to be a back water valve. Is this where your drain exits the house? Whats under the cap?
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I think I have enough info to go on. I was trying to avoid moving the toilet rough in but at this point, to get the setup I want with room size, I will pretty much need too.

Thanks for everyone's input.
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Would you be able to take and upload a picture? I'm trying to compare that with my rough in layout for the basement. Thanks
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Would you be able to take and upload a picture? I'm trying to compare that with my rough in layout for the basement. Thanks
Sure. I will post it tonight.
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Dont forget the pics when you have a chance. Thanks
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Does this help?
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Thanks. Good luck with your project. Post pictures when done, please

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