|Posted by ED on March 29, 2004 at 15:03:40:|
|In response to Re: Basement Bathrooms without Rough Ins|
Most plumbers will tell you that it's better to place the plumbing below the floor. If you are handy (and even if you're not) you could do the excavation of the floor yourself. You could save $500. or more. You can rent an electric jackhammer for about $75 a day. That's about what it would take including clearing away the (broken)debris. If you will need to break up more than 5-10 square feet, you will want to do it with a jackhammer. Another option is an (industrial) wet saw to cut concrete , but that's a job left to pro.
A floor-to-ceiling height in bathrooms must be at least 84 inches to be in code. That too is a factor.
You can also save money doing the electrical yourself, again if you're handy. It does not take a lot of (complicated) effort to wire a bathroom.
The drain piping unless you are experienced, is best left to a professional plumber because you will only have ONE chance to get it right, before covering over the drains with concrete.
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