What does "Rough-in" mean?


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Old 03-25-09, 10:00 AM
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What does "Rough-in" mean?

My clawfoot tub supply leans refer to the term "rough in" in the installation instructions. Under the specifications, it says "Rough in 2" behind waste and overflow." The installations instructions say "Rough In 1/2" IPS Female fitting in the floor."

Google says that it means to do the part of the work that needs to be done before connecting the appliances, but that doesn't seem to make sense in this context. It sounds more like a noun than a verb. Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-25-09, 02:28 PM
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Rough in refers to an area that is to be finished but without the finishing product. The drain line and water supply lines to the tub should be run where they will be when in use but the finished lines and drains are not yet installed to allow for the finishing of the floor and walls before setting the tub and hooking up the water and drain connections.

Is this as clear as mud?? Hope it helps.
 
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Old 03-25-09, 02:44 PM
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And it is a nerb, depending on how you use in a sentence. We refer to a job as a "rough in", meaning a verb, to do a rough in, a noun. Did I say that? Mike is right as far as how it is done.
 
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"Nerb"? Is that a highly technical plumbing term?
 
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Cross between a noun and a verb.
 
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
Cross between a noun and a verb.
thanks for the new word-"nerb". who says old dogs can't learn new stuff!
 
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Old 04-02-09, 07:59 PM
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Wink Rough In?

Basics---Rough in is every thing you won't see when the job is completely done. The rough in is concealed in the walls and floors, but provides all the connections you need to set fixtures.
 
 

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