View Full Version : basement rough-in questions

05-30-2005, 06:18 AM
We have the following layout for a basement rough-in. In reviewing the placement of the water closest, 2" shower drain, and the lavatory I'm confused on how to layout the three. It appears to me that they have missed placed the 2" shower drain as I don't have enough room for all three. Any ideas on how to get all three items into a bathroom? There are no walls yet so we are free to place them anywhere. Except for the concrete walls which are what are depicted in the drawing.

If the 2" drain is in the way, I can remove it as it's not required. Is the best way to remove it to cut it off slightly below surface level, stuff it with a rag and then fill over the top with concrete?


P.S. I'm hoping that I have the image import figured out.

06-02-2005, 03:08 PM
Did anybody have some help for this one?

06-03-2005, 07:45 PM
jkdimes, thanks for trying to stir some action. I'm still stuck on this and any help would be greatly appreciated.

master plumber mark
06-03-2005, 07:54 PM
might I suggest a sledjehammer??

sometimes these things are jsut slappped into the floor
for someone else to figure out later....

not a lot of thought put into the basement
rough by the original plumber

basically if it dont work the way you would like it to,
you are just going to have to start by moving the pipes
to where the layout pleases you wife the most. :D

06-06-2005, 07:38 PM
I guess I'll be covering up the shower drain. I figured that was what I going to need to do. It seem to strange of a layout to me.

Thanks for the confirmation.


06-07-2005, 07:50 AM
The toilet opening is 1'6" from the wall so it was designed for a 6" wall which would enclose all the pipes. The toilet needs at least 15" from its center line, and since you have 3'3", that would leave 24" for the shower to the drain center. Taking the 6" wall off the shower opening gives you 3', which means you can use a 72" x 48" shower as the maximum, or a 72"x36" which is a standard unit, and have more room for the toilet. The sink would have to go to the left of the toilet.

06-08-2005, 10:51 AM
Sounds like it's laid out for easy installation.