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SKIPPSTER

02:03PM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
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Bvplumbing
I am planning on installing a (2) piece stand up shower in my 1/2 bath downstairs in my split entry house. The existing toilet sits right on the concrete floor. Does it matter if I have the shower right on the concrete floor or can I raise it up so as to room for the trap and proper pitch? I would like to avoid breaking up the concrete if that is possible.

homebild

03:03PM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Is this a shower only or a standard tub/shower combo unit?

If it is the latter, then NO, you cannot raise the level of the tub and shower because it creates a safety problem for anyone trying to step into the elevated unit.

Most tub sidewall heights are less than 18 inches which is the determined maximum safe height a bath rail should be to step over.

You could possible raise the entire tub/shower unit as long as you put a plastform in front of it so that folks don't have to step up 24" or more to step in or out.

If it is a shower alone, and as long as the existing floor to shower base does not exceed more than 8" you could probably raise it.

The best solution however, would be to place the drains and tie them in below the floor if ecenomically feasible.

It just makes for a better job.

SKIPPSTER

12:26PM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
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THANX FOR THE REPLY. I HAVE DECIDED TO DO THE JOB AS YOU SAID AND BREAK UP THE CONCRETE AND INSTALL THE 2" PIPE. i WOULD LIKE ANY TIPS ON COMPLETEING THIS WORK AND THE STACK PIPE AND CLEAN OUT AT THE FLOOR LEVEL. i HAVE THE GENERAL IDEA BUT WOULD APPREACIATE ANY ADDED INFO. THANX, SKIPPSTER
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