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djog 09-05-2011 06:31 PM

Plumbing clearance for the tub.
 
I am trying to install a 60" bathtub in the basement. The outside walls are of concrete masonry. The width of the room is 72", by that leaving 12" from the edge of the tub to the masonry wall. The 1 1/2" sewer line is at the edge of the masonry wall and runs horizontal into a backflow preventor.

I understand 12" is not ideal. However, is this enough to install the p-trap and maintain it? It will be tight to perform repairs on the freshwater pipes. However, my concern is more with the drain pipe.

Secondly, are there any pressure coupling that I can use to connect the tub drain to the sewer line -- for easy removal in case I have to replace the trap.

Any advice is appreciated.

oh'mike 09-05-2011 07:10 PM

Any way you can post a photo or sketch?

Or a better description? 12" from what?

djog 09-06-2011 01:43 PM

Sketch
 
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Sorry, it took me this long to reply. I had to get the drawing done.

The drawing is very small because of size limitations. But as you can see, the distance from the top edge of the tub to the masonry wall is 1'-1". I am worried that this distance may not be adequate for replacing the trap and drain in the future.

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Bud Cline 09-06-2011 02:19 PM

Why all if this "in case i have to" stuff. The space is ample, go for it.:)

You could go across town and build another house just in case your first one should burn down.:)

djog 09-06-2011 03:35 PM

Afraid of messing up
 
I am afraid that if I mess up, I will not be able to reach behind the wall and fix the trap/drain. I may end up removing the whole tub.

If the house burns down, I am insured. I can go and buy another house with the money. If the sewer flows into the basement, I am not so sure I am am covered.:yes:

Bud Cline 09-06-2011 05:53 PM

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If the house burns down, I am insured. I can go and buy another house with the money. If the sewer flows into the basement, I am not so sure I am am covered.:yes:
Either you have experience with many past failures or you just worry too much. I'll bet it is the latter.:)

oh'mike 09-06-2011 05:56 PM

You are fine---use high quality parts and test your work before you button things up.

djog 09-06-2011 07:42 PM

Thanks a lot. I appreciate all the feedback. It gives me the confidence to go ahead and finish this project. :whistling2:

Bud Cline 09-06-2011 07:48 PM

GO FOR IT!
You can't screw up anything we can't fix.:)

oh'mike 09-06-2011 07:48 PM

Very few tubs have any access at all---many are on second floors above a finished ceiling.

Leaks are rare---with care I am sure you will be fine.---Good fortune--Mike---

oh'mike 09-06-2011 07:51 PM

Looks like Bud and I will be making a road trip if this doesn't work --so please move to a nice vacation spot.:laughing:

djog 09-07-2011 07:15 AM

The bathroom is for my man cave. So what if it stinks a bit. Thanks Mike and Bud for the input.


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