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    DIY Member idoc4u's Avatar
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    Question Basement Bathroom Rough-In

    I am intending to cut my 4" thick 2 year old concrete basement floor in order to relocate the roughed in shower drain and toilet flange.

    My plan is to cut the concrete with a 7" diamond tipped circular saw blade after spreading some water on the floor to help minimize friction.

    Once I cut and remove the concrete and the make necessary plumbing adjustments, my plan is to place vapor barrier over the area and cover with concrete.

    My question; is there a certain brand or mix of concrete I should use and how stiff should I mix the concrete that I pour?

    Thank you for the replys.

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    you can just get a high strenth concrete premix from Lowes or Home Depot and you will be fine.

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    Don't mix it too wet - "pour" is just a figure of speech, and a misleading one. "Place" is a more accurate term.
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    "spreading some water on the floor" is not going to help. You really need a small but continuous flow to the blade.

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    I used a hose with a spray nozzle with just enough spray to keep down the dust. I had a second person hold the hose. I know its probably not the safest thing since i used an electric saw- but it worked just fine and there was almost no dust.

    Use a good Diamond blade

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