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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello! I'm installing a brand new bathroom in my basement! I'm a DIYer, so I'm looking for some experienced advice with the layout. I've only done remodels, not new installs. I'm thinking a pocket door will be necessary to save space, and maybe even making it a wet bath? Constraints: 1. It's a...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello, If I’m installing a 36” OVE shower kit on a concrete slab, with the drainage above ground level into a SaniFloPlus macerated, how high must I build the platform under the shower to accommodate a P trap? I’m trying to choose between a base made with 2x6’s (ideal) or 2x8’s (which would be...
  3. Plumbing
    Planning out a basement bathroom that is a little tight on space. I'm assuming that the rough-in plumbing intended for the Lav to go against the back wall to the left of the toilet, but because of where I've installed my Tankless Water Heater, I don't have enough space in that back left corner...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a bathroom in unfinished space in the basement. Things I am sure how to approach: Ceiling materials. What material should I use since I cannot put drywall against the joists? What to do here? Sink. It seems like I need to tie the sink drain into the plumbing and rid of the current pipe...
  5. Plumbing
    Hello all! I am wondering if/how jacked up my basement rough in is. As you can see, they factored in the 12" from center of flange to wall for the toilet. Yet, only 16" center to center from the toilet to the vanity piping. And 18" from vanity piping to the shower/tub. Why would these be so...
  6. Electrical
    I just finished off my basement, and when the inspector came by said said I need to update my panel for the following: - Arc fault ground fault breaker (for bathroom) - AFCI protection for laundry Attached are pics of current box as well as each new breaker I purchased. Is this an easy easy...
  7. Remodeling
    Hello Everyone, My house is one year old and is located in Ontario, Canada. The basement rough-in plumbing was finished when the house was built. I am now starting to finish the basement and I found out that the plumbing in the bathroom is off by about 12". I have been able to solve most of...
  8. Plumbing
    I am replacing a shower in a remodeled basement in a house built in 1932. The basement appears to have been originally remodeled into an apartment in the 1950s. I removed the old metal shower and concrete shower pan to discover that the floor under the shower is the original basement dirt...
  9. Plumbing
    All, I am finishing my basement and as part of it, putting a full bath with laundry room. I am in greater Boston area and following is the price I received from a local master plumber to get the job done. I am just trying to validate with this forum if these prices are reasonable or I should...
  10. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hey. I am currently renting a house with two other people. Generally we keep the house in good shape and keep it clean. Over a period of time the bathroom floor next to our shower and toilet gradually began to deteriorate. We have just used the shower and bathroom regularly and when we noticed...
  11. Plumbing
    I have an up flush toilet in my basement bathroom. It got clogged two days ago, and I've tried everything I've done in the past, but nothing has worked (plunged, snaked, checked breaker). The bowl AND bathtub are now both full of sewage...one more flush and I'll be wading through it! :boat...
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am in the planning phase of basement bathroom remodel. My house was built in 2006, and the previous owner completed the basement himself. His work was subpar, particularly in the basement bathroom (ugly tastes, and shoddy craftsmanship). Anyway, the shower pan appears to be poured concrete. I...
  13. HVAC
    I live in Parker CO and about to start finishing my basement. I will be putting a bathroom down there with a toilet, sink, and custom shower. Our code (2013 IRC) states that i need either an exhaust fan or a window for venting. My question is which is more cost effective? I have 3 other...
  14. Plumbing
    Basement Bathroom Plumbing Challenge This is my first forum thread as well as my first major plumbing project so between the two I hope to survive and maybe learn a little! I am building a full bath in the lowest level of a 1972 split level home. I am adding a toilet, sink, shower, and...
  15. Plumbing
    So i'm in the process of designing my basement in Auto Cadd and i would like to know which is what... Not sure if one is a drain for a shower, vent for shower, toilet, sink drain... I just don't know... Can anyone help?? Also, since the left of the bathroom rough in is partially under the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    My wife and i just bought our house in October of 2012. Its everything we wanted in a home. We also had a baby 2 months after we moved in! It has 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths and an unfinished basement. I am in the early stages of finishing my basement; Designing it right now. Im very good with CADD and...
  17. Plumbing
    In 2010 I hired a friend and his father who is a licensed HVAC person to install a full bathroom in the basement of my owner-occupied 1928 single family home. Ran out of money after bathroom mostly completed, but vents had not yet been installed. They pulled no permits for plumbing or...
  18. Plumbing
    Hey, first time posting, but I refrence this site all the time... so... Heres the deal. I want to put a toilet in the basement where the flange is going to be 3' from the main stack in the basement. I don't want to take up the floor to run it because the main goes directly through the B-dry...
  19. Plumbing
    New member, first question :thumbup: I'm redoing a toilet mistake in my basement. The first time my toilet flange was too high and the toilet rocked. No problem, right? Shim it and caulk it. Wrong. Learn and live I guess. The wax ring compressed and started leaking. :furious: Now I want...
  20. Plumbing
    Hi everybody, new to this forum and looking for a bit of advice. Did a search on subject but can't seem to find a similar situation. I'm in the planning stages of installing a toilet in the basement laundry room. Before I grab a permit and cut through the concrete floor...i would like to know...
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