Stubbing bathroom in basement


Old 10-14-03, 09:25 AM
Gary Corley
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Question Stubbing bathroom in basement

I had a bathroom stubbed in my basement when I built my house, but now feel there is a better place to put it to save room in my basement. I am planning on capping off the pipes to the already stubbed bathroom.

Here are the steps I am planning on taking to "stub" in the bathroom in a new location in my basement:
* Use a jackhammer to break a path from the area of the sink,
shower and stool drains to the appropriate drain pipes. The
path for the sink and shower will go to a near by drain. The
path for the stool will go to the main "dirty" water drain that is
about 20 feet away.
* I will lay the appropriate pipes for the drains with proper fittings
* I will surround the new pipes with gravel/dirt/sand so the new
pipe will be supported and tight within the dirt.
* I will then cover it with concrete to fill in the basement floor

My questions:
* Is there anything I should watch out for when laying the new
pipe? For example, the angle of the pipes for proper
drainage, number of bends or angles I should have
for the stool/shower/sink for proper drainage, etc.
* Is there anything I need to consider when refilling the path
over the new pipes with concrete?
* Is there anything special I need to worry about capping of my
old bathroom?

Thank you very much for your time.
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Old 10-14-03, 11:18 AM
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You need a vent for the new location.
Old 10-14-03, 11:37 AM
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I will copy this over to Plumbing to get more clear answers for you. Brickeye I believe is suggesting the same thing I am thinking as well. Slope of pipes will be an issue to maintain.

Good Luck!
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