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    Hi first let me say this forum has been a wealth of information over the last few months. Now I am moving from "guest" to "member" or pain in the backside
    (at least according to my wife!!!) Any way on to my reason for posting.
    Our old home was a double wide that had the "glamour bath" which spoiled both of us to a separated large tub and shower.
    We bought our new house in 2010 which is a builder spec home. He didn't use the cheapest materials but it wasn't high end either. Due to my wife's health conditions the Dr's have been suggesting hydrotherapy as a treatment. Plus she really misses a deep tub. So like any loving husband, I want to do anything possible to help her health.
    After lots of planning I have came up with a layout that I think is the best use of the space. Now I am trying to get a plan together for how to put it all together.
    First little info on the current layout. The bath is 5 ft wide 10ft deep with a standard tub/shower, toilet and 46 inch vanity. The drain line runs from back of the house straight to the street. There is a 3 inch cleanout on backside of house. From cleanout the drain goes through the kitchen then runs about 4-6 inches behind the bathroom wall then out to the street. Just outside the front of house there is a 4 inch cleanout but I figure under the house would all be 3 inch. (???) I would just look under the house but it is on a slab. In the attic only one 2 inch vent runs to roof. It looks to be coming from behind the vanity. So my guess would be vanity is used as wet vent for entire bath.
    That now brings me to part two. I am trying to find a plan that will minimize the runs and venting. My back will greatly appreciate me not breaking up entire floor. So I am going to upload couple pictures. The yellow will be current layout and the white the new one. I know there is probably a million ways to do this. I am just looking for a simple way. Here is some other info:

    Live in Arkansas which uses IPC with minor state adjustments.
    I will take the plan to the code enforcement inspector before starting.
    I will be getting a permit.
    I will be doing most of the work alone or with "limited" help.

    I know the best thing would be to hire a plumber. But we have enough funds to either buy the materials or pay a plumber. With my wife's health I don't want to put it off any longer than necessary.
    Thanks for any information you can provide.

    Billy
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    Last edited by itmyfault; 12-22-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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