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Old 09-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm trying to finish my basement bathroom so I am in the planning state.
I have rough-in waste pipes (i.e. sink, toilet, and bathtub).

My plan is that instead of bathtub, I am considering a shower.

Attached is the picture of the rough-in waste pipe for the bathtub. I put the 2" XPS and 2x4 as reference.

Here are the measurement:
* the distance from concrete wall to the center of the rough in pipe is 9"
* When I install the 2"XPS, 2x4, and drywall, I have less 4" left.

This distance may be OK for bathtub, but it would not work for a shower pan. The shower pan requirements is that the drain pipe is about 8.3" from the wall.

I really don't want to jackhammer the slab to re-route the plumbing.

Any idea is appreciated.

Thanks!
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...instead of bathtub, I am considering a shower.
I really don't want to jackhammer...
Oh well.

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Do you think building a raised platform out of 2x4 so that the pipe can be routed for additional 5" on top of the slab would not work?

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Do you think...
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TarheelTerp,

Yes - that is what I am thinking.
I am looking for input, not sarcasm. If you know the answer, then just say it.
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You really need to consider the jack hammer route.
3 hrs includes round trip to the tool rental and hammering and the pipe can be relocated. Probably cheaper than you could build a floor- and faster.
Plus your drain will actually be plumbed right.

Have you confirmed that there is a p trap below the floor?
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Anther thing to be concerned about is the pipe size.
Tubs are 1 1/2 " and shower require a 2" drain.
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The rough-in pipe is 2" pipe.
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The rough-in pipe is 2" pipe.
Have you considered building a pan to fit ?
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Have you considered building a pan to fit ?
Not a bad idea. Point me to the site.
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Not a bad idea. Point me to the site.
Have a stainless pan made.

That way I can see how it works before I make my own. I fab stainless restaurant equipment and have access to it so I will try it in my new upstairs en suite shower. Beats playing with membranes and stuff and the pan will install like a tub.

Oh, and if you need to move the drain, it's really quite simple. I recently did mine.
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If I go back to the bathtub idea, where would the bathtub drain pipe be (above or below the slab surface)?

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You will need to break the concrete around your pipe. It would also help if you post a drawing of all your pipes locations. You also will need a permit from your local building department prior to starting work.

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