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attaching shower plumbing to existing bath tub plumbing

Old 11-30-13, 06:00 AM
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attaching shower plumbing to existing bath tub plumbing

I have a bathtub and shower recess. I plan to remove the shower recess entirely and install a shower over the bath tub.
Is it possible to run shower plumbing from my bath taps (which are on an external wall and the long side of the bath tub) so that it runs sideways, round the corner and then attaches to the internal wall on the short side of the tub.
Old 11-30-13, 06:06 AM
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Anything is possible with enough money/labor. In general the biggest problem is simply access. If you are opening the walls up for renovation then it's not a bad job to run water pipes.
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It's the drain that going to be an issue.
A shower needs a 2" drain, tubs most often have 1-1/2.
If your in a cold area plumbing in an outside wall can be subject to freezing.

Mod Note: Showers in tubs only require a 1" drain.

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