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Old 12-09-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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I am currently staging my basement bathroom around the existing rough-in.
Can someone take a look, let me know if it looks alright and provide any tips or comments ....

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Not much info to go on there. The locations should be fine. Don't forget to properly vent the bath group and provide backflow protection for the bath group if your fixtures are beneath the upstream sewer manhole.

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Agreed. The main concern with a basement bathroom is definitely drainage. Be sure to consider where your drains are in relation to the main stack and your clean out. More distance away usually means more cost, or if you're going the DIY route, also more time and labor for you.
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the Rough-ins are already in place (Builder) and are pretty close, but in the right places.

I know the pic leaves a lot to the imagination. Perhaps an actual pic of the rough-ins would help.

I guess my questions are .... Is the distance from the Wall to the centre of the toilet drain acceptable at 12"? Is the space left for the cabinet/sink of 3ft sufficient?
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I guess my questions are .... Is the distance from the Wall to the centre of the toilet drain acceptable at 12"? Is the space left for the cabinet/sink of 3ft sufficient?
12" rough in toilet is industry standard, and 3ft is plenty big for a vanity.

Not sure what your planning there for the shower/tub? Is it a shower or a tub?

EDIT: Looks like they planned on you putting in a 5 ft by 3 ft tub. This is a standard 8 foot by 5 foot bathroom layout as far as I can tell.

If you want to do something different, don't be too scared of relocating that plumbing. I rented a jackhammer for 50 bucks and it only took an hour and 15 minutes, including dragging it into the house, figuring out how to use it, and dragging it back to the hardware store, to knock the necessary concrete out for me to relocate my tub drain. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be.

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