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Caryn 10-25-2011 07:27 PM

swapping the toilet and shower - Possible?
 
Before remodeling our bathroom, need to knowif we can swap the toilet and shower locations. Will the drain swap be OK?

Bud Cline 10-25-2011 07:29 PM

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Will the drain swap be OK?
Nope! Not at all.:)

trankc 10-25-2011 09:09 PM

not swap you can change out the line to make it fit not to hard to do it

oh'mike 10-25-2011 09:32 PM

Much more info needed----a local plumber will likely need to look at the place and give you an idea if it's possible.

Is this a first floor--is the piping open from the basement? Have any pictures??

Ishmael 10-26-2011 06:57 AM

You cannot simply "swap the drains". A toilet requires a 3" drain, and the shower is only a 2" drain. The plumbing configuration would have to be altered to rearrange the fixtures, which may or may not be very difficult - it depends. The degree of difficulty will determine the cost, and whether or not it's worth it to you.

If the bathroom is in the basement, or a 1st floor slab-on-grade home then there would be a big expense for breaking up the concrete and excavating (then backfilling and pouring new concrete). Conversely, if it's on a first floor with a full, un-finished basement underneath where every thing is readily accessible - no big deal. A 2nd floor bathroom would require you to either cut up the subfloor, or open-up the 1st floor ceiling to rearrange the plumbing.

ben's plumbing 10-26-2011 06:40 PM

yes more info needed...as ishmael stated commode 3" drain shower 2" drain what about venting changes etc.....more..more...more info......

trankc 10-26-2011 08:55 PM

talking swap out the bath room that you have to take out dry wall so you can swap out for some one do the first time will need alot tool
the toilet can be 4 or 3 in if you have craw space then you will be ok to do it
lab house won't make it to much if you do by yourself

Bud Cline 10-27-2011 07:09 AM

These walls are weeping morons lately.:thumbsup:
Getting worse by the day.

Snav 10-27-2011 07:20 AM

Well they've covered the pipe issue.

To do it (in many areas - not all) you need a permit when any schematic layout of plumbing or electrical is changed and it must be inspected.

The necessary steps to secure the existing area to make sure the toilet area can support a filled tub - and that the tub area can support the toilet is important - usually a problem in bathrooms that have sustained water damage.

Now - doesn't mean it'll be easy. What's your underlying surface? Is this bathroom over a crawlspace: this would make access to the plumbing a little easier from underneath. Is it's a 2nd floor room: you'll have to create access either from the bathroom or from the room below - might not be simple depending on how tightly packed your plumbing is (etc). Is it on a slab: this would be quite complicated as rerouting any existing plumbing through slab means you have to love a jackhammer and love it a lot.

But - it's not impossible. . . I'm glad I rearranged the layout of my bathroom when I remodeled it - I swapped locations of all items (door, sink, tub, toilet) and love it NOW because it makes sense layout wise.

(edit - haha - this post is what happens when you let your reply sit on your computer for a long while before clicking 'send' - redundancy de la max)

AlbacoreShuffle 10-27-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by trankc (Post 757598)
talking swap out the bath room that you have to take out dry wall so you can swap out for some one do the first time will need alot tool
the toilet can be 4 or 3 in if you have craw space then you will be ok to do it
lab house won't make it to much if you do by yourself

Please push one for English .

Bud Cline 10-27-2011 11:50 AM

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Please push one for English .
A (friggen) MEN !
No chit!

rossfingal 10-27-2011 12:24 PM

Jeesh!
If the OP has a "craw space" and "alot tool" -
they'll be fine!
I learn so much on this site! :)

RF


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