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Old 08-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Relocate toilet on concrete slab


I've currently got four full bathrooms in my house. I really only need 3-1/2. I've also got a very small laundry room. I think the solution is to convert the current laundry room to a 1/2 bath, and convert the current full bath to a laundry room. These rooms are adjacent to each other. My biggest obstacle would be relocating the toilet. I have a concrete slab and would need to break up the slab to install the new drain piping for the toilet. Any comments on how difficult of a job this would be? Thanks in advance.

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I have a concrete slab and would need to break up the slab to install the new drain piping for the toilet.
It's more about the work being dirty noisy and heavy.
And of course rather unforgiving if you miss a step.

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Post tension slab?
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Yes. I believe that it is post tension.
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Very simple or extremely complicated,??? i would get a camera in there and see what you got, many factors to consider, drain layout, material. branched combinations, etc.
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If it is post or pre tensioned slab then the Building Department would possibly want to see your plan for breaking up the slab without possibly knocking into or cutting any of the tendons.
Then they will want to see a detail on how you intend to compact the ground and what is used for the compacting and how you patch the concrete that you cut or break.

Check your garage slab around the big door to see if there are any embossed letters in the slab stating that it is a PT slab.

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