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Old 02-02-2019, 11:53 AM   #1
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Bath tub in basement


A client on mine wants a bath tub in their basement. I think I need to build an elevated floor to be above the concrete level, and the question is, how much clearance do I need to run a proper drain. I'll need to run from the tub drain down and about three feet to connect to an existing drain.
My primary question has to do with the under side of the tub to allow for connections and a proper slope.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:25 PM   #2
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A client on mine wants a bath tub in their basement. I think I need to build an elevated floor to be above the concrete level, and the question is, how much clearance do I need to run a proper drain. I'll need to run from the tub drain down and about three feet to connect to an existing drain.
My primary question has to do with the under side of the tub to allow for connections and a proper slope.
If the rest of the plumbing is there, tap the floor with a hammer and you may find a spot about a foot square where the concrete is about one inch thick and there is a chunk of foam hiding the pipe in the hole and it may have the trap already installed.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:47 PM   #3
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Don't build a platform, open the concrete instead; that's really the right way to do it.
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Save yourself head ache, money, and time.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:28 AM   #5
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Shop around and read the MFG literature. The last two tubs I installed were staged high enough that the floor only needed to be cut at the point where the down drop started. I cut it larger for the option of replacing the drain from below if ever required but that isn't an option in a basement floor.



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