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Old 03-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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stupid plumbing question

Hey guys,

getting ready to do a bathroom remodel, have one really dumb question I'd like to ask here before i ask the building inspector.

Is it OK to install the tub before I have the rough-in inspection done for the plumbing?



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Old 03-29-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Yes, very commonly done that way.

In many new houses the tub is installed and the wall holding the plumbing is built around it.


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Is it just a tub, just a shower or a tub/shower?

Around here we have to install tub/showers and shower stalls before hand to get the drain assemblies inspected.

With whirlpool tubs there's really no good way to do that since they sit on top of the finished surface, but it would be better if you can do it ahead of time.
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if he can see from floor below for trap ..yes
if on slab better ask
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for all your responses!

To clarify what I am doing.

I am installing a new whirlpool alcove tub. It will be on the first floor of my house with an unfinished basement underneath for access.

It seems reasonable to think that i can install it in place before the inspection since I have to tear down a wall to get it in the bathroom in the first place. i would think the inspecter would want to see that wall re-built

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Rough-in inspections are normally done before any fixtures are installed. This is due to needing an air or water test done on the piping. Time to call your local code inspector to make sure.


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