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joem

03:27AM | 01/14/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
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Bvbasement
Hi everyone,
I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I'm still roughing out the walls, but I am coming to the point where I will need to rough out the bathroom area. Fortunately, it is already stubbed, but I am hesitant to build the walls for fear of creating more work later.

I plan to hire a plumber to come in and install the bathtub, sink, and toilet. The stubs all run into the floor, and I am wondering if I should plan on needing to build a raised floor so the drains can be hooked up? They are all stubbed above the floor.

Thanks!
Joe

treebeard

06:20AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
At the very least, you should get your bathtub in place before the walls are up and the room is enclosed. Tubs can be either very heavy and awkward to handle, or very big and hard to fit through doors, or both. And having the walls up can really make the installation more difficult. As to the need for a raised floor, ask you plumber. If everything is already stubbed in place, the stubs that rise about the floor may just be extra left to be removed later (it's easier to cut the extra off than to install extra needed later), and you might not need the extra height.
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