Basement floor drain


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Old 07-17-18, 09:14 PM
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Basement floor drain

Ok so I'm completely remodeling our basement bathroom, which included moving all the drains. Our basement floor drain is also in the bathroom.

As I am an amateur at best when it comes to plumbing, I had a plumber come in to do all the drain work, so he finished up, and I later re poured the concrete without thinking.

Today I realized he only left a stub sticking up for the floor drain with no fixture. So now of course its just a piece of pipe sticking out of the concrete. Is there types of drains that you can use with just cutting the pipe flush with the concrete?

Secondly, I plan to use I'm thinking a vinyl click type floor so where should the finished height of the drain be? Flush with the concrete or the flooring?

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Old 07-18-18, 02:26 AM
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Secondly, I plan to use I'm thinking a vinyl click type floor so where should the finished height of the drain be? Flush with the concrete or the flooring?

They make floor drain covers that simply install to the inside of the pipe but a better solution would be one with a fixture.

The other question is do you really even need a floor drain in the bathroom.

Bet no other bathroom in the house has a floor drain and assuming the rest of the basement has drains what is it's purpose?
 
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Old 07-18-18, 06:13 AM
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Unfortunately is the only drain that I know of in the basement. Our mechanical room is also in a closet in this bathroom as well.
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Old 07-18-18, 09:50 AM
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I would at least consider moving the drain into the mechanical room/closet. It's a pain to break up the concrete again, but then it's out of the way and you don't have to worry about it.

If you do want to keep it there, I'm sure you can find some kind of drain that will just require a bit of chipping the concrete out around the pipe. Is there already a trap down there?

The other concern is that the click vinyl flooring expects a level floor. If the floor was poured with any kind of dip towards the floor drain, it'll be a problem for the flooring.
 
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Old 07-18-18, 11:55 AM
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We considered moving it into the closet but it was going to require considerably more work digging into there. I did move it as far away as possible from all the bathroom fixtures so I could make a nice level area for all the fixtures. Plus the floor naturally sloped to the current drain location. I put self leveling cement down but left a slight slope to the drain still, I believe it is flat enough for the flooring though.

I know tile is the better way to go but its colder and laying tile is not in my skillset at the moment.

Yes there is a trap installed.
 
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Old 07-18-18, 12:49 PM
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You should get the drain you want to use, draw a circle around the pipe, and use a chisel and baby sledge to chip it out. It should't be difficult if the concrete is still a little green. You can then patch around it, and the flooring will hide any imperfections.
 
 

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