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Old 03-13-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Removing tub and replacing with vanity. Can I use the same plumbing?


Hi everyone, my home was built in the 50's and has one very small bathroom. My plan is to remove my bathtub and replace it with a vanity of the same size to make the bathroom feel much larger. Attached is a link to some pictures.

Will I need to relocate pipes or can I just route a sink to the existing drain that is connected to the tub?

Any guidance or optionions is much appreciated!


All floors will be redone and proper painting and patching will be done as well, so please ignore those inevitables.

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Where is the new shower/ bath going to go then?

There should be few problems making the connections to the existing drain, and water supply.


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Where is the new shower/ bath going to go then?

There should be few problems making the connections to the existing drain, and water supply.


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You can see the small shower to the right of the tub in the picture. Its a seperate enclosure. I will be addressing that separately.

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You can see the small shower to the right of the tub in the picture. Its a seperate enclosure. I will be addressing that separately.

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Ah. I missed that, that will give you more room, if you rid the room of the vanity, and storage that is between the door and toilet.

Routing the new vanity plumbing might take a bit of extension, of the existing , but I think that it is fairly simple to do.

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Hi everyone, my home was built in the 50's and has one very small bathroom. My plan is to remove my bathtub and replace it with a vanity of the same size to make the bathroom feel much larger. Attached is a link to some pictures.

Will I need to relocate pipes or can I just route a sink to the existing drain that is connected to the tub?

Any guidance or optionions is much appreciated!


All floors will be redone and proper painting and patching will be done as well, so please ignore those inevitables.
if these are the original pipes you are dealing with I believe you should
replace them & in doing so re-route them all where you need them...

are drain & or water pipes original?

all the original vanity piping will also need to be dealt with as well
as your shower faucet is most likely back to back to tub faucet...

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