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We ended up having to have our basement sewer line replaced while remodeling our basement. We've decided to take this opportunity to take sad toilet and sink sitting un-walled on the side of the basement and put in a full bath with standing shower. The plumber we hired is happy to place an extra drain for us and just asks that we mark where we want all the drains to be placed... He needs to know by tomorrow.

My question is - is the drain placement extra important and need to be placed in the right spot down to the inch? Or is a rough estimate of where we want the shower to be acceptable?

We will be at work while the plumber is there so I'd like to have everything mapped out as straight forward as possible so we can just install everything once they're work is done. Thank you for all your help!
 

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My question is - is the drain placement extra important and need to be placed in the right spot down to the inch? Or is a rough estimate of where we want the shower to be acceptable?
Ayuh,..... Gettin' 'em placed, Exactly now, will save many headaches later,.....
 

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Will you not have access under the floor for the drain work? I changed from a center drain for an old shower to a linear drain along the side edge of the shower against the wall and the ABS drain pipe had to be reoriented but not changed in terms of the run to the septic line.

I would start with the choice of tub and then determine the best location for the new drain. With a tub shower of normal length you can download the installation instructions from the manufacturer and see where the drain line location needs to be for that tub. If the plumber is off in terms of the location of the drain for the tub you do buy then you are going to need to move the drain.

The old adage that haste makes waste applies here.
 
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