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Old 12-08-2009, 01:31 AM   #16
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To put in a 5' shower you have to move the drain.

I don't understand. Based on your measurements there seems to be plenty of clearance -- what issue are you seeing?

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:38 PM   #17
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If I put, for example, the shower and surround you listed (72120100
and 72220100) it will tuck in the corner very nicely. Problem is aesthetically I don't think it looks great with half the entrance covered by the toilet. Assuming I can't (don't want) to move the toilet it's going to be a real tight fit as in the first image.

However if I go with a bath/tub (like 71140112) I would have it left handed and build a wall behind the controls for plumbing and to get it away from the toilet as in the second image.

Both are laid out using the existing 2" drain and not moving it but as you can see the tub will cover the "cleanout". Or I'll give up and make it a half bath.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:13 PM   #18
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I guess the main differences between the plans comes down to would you rather have a tub or a shower?

From a design standpoint, I don't care for the tub layout because your new wall points at the middle of the toilet. Straight lines draw the eye, and that corner is always going to make you look at the middle of the bowl. With the shower layout, your toilet is in the middle of the space occupied by the shower, and it probably won't be as prominent -- you'll see "through" the toilet as you look "at" the shower. Especially if you have attractive doors on the shower and no red, furry, toilet seat covers.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #19
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Kohler has a decent "virtual designer" program on their site and I mapped both plans out in that so I could "look" at the final product. I understand what you mean with the corner pointing at the center of the toilet but looking at both in the planner....the toilet in front of half the shower just doesn't look right. Plus the wall back there would make it a lot easier to do the plumbing, for me at least, as the supplies are right above their (although I might do PEX from the mains 12' to the left, also along that back wall).

The real solution in my head would be to move the toilet drain to the left a foot and then put in a nice corner shower unit but being realistic I don't see me doing that.

So if I do go with a tub/shower is there a issue covering up what we're assuming is a cleanout? Also if I unscrew the cap from it and there is water that means its trapped right and not a real cleanout? Although if it has a screw capping it chances are it's a cleanout as a actual drain would be capped I think.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #20
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I opened up the cleanout to confirm that's what is was and it is. It dropped down a good 2 feet then does a 30* to the "right" wall and then connects into a tub that's going left to right (water flow is). Right is the outside wall so I'm assuming it meets the main. I flushed the toilet and it definitely goes through this cleanout.

Here's where I'm confused. In the layout picture there is a main stack that is 5 feet "down" from the cleanout and right up against the right wall. If I run water in the bathroom above this future bathroom I hear the water in this main stack BUT it flows left to right inside this cleanout. In other words it's coming down from the first floor to the basement along the right wall then after it enters the slab it goes left and up to met the pipe that I can see from the cleanout. Is that normal? That means I have more then one connection to the sewer system because I have another cleanout about 15' to the left of this area and running the water in other parts of the house DON'T flow through this cleanout. (or they both meet up and then go out...I'm about 90' from the street).

Also does this mean I shouldn't cover the cleanout since it seems that it does both this future bathroom and the bathroom above it? The main stack coming down the wall to the right has another cleanout (a sani-tee?) about a foot off the ground that I'm assuming I could snake out from there instead of this one in the floor. It's obvious that the two are connected and I'm assuming they put that 30* in this cleanout so that if someone were going through the one T'd off the main stack they wouldn't get stuck. That make sense?

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