10:34AM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 08/20/05
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I have a pier and beam house with an 8' x 10' bathroom. I am interested in changing the plumbing layout in the bathroom. What is involved? is it any harder to move a toilet, sink or tub? rank difficulty and labor cost highest to lowest of each of those items.


03:14PM | 08/27/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
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The larger the pipe the more difficult it is to relocate it. That is not to say, that it can't be done. I relocate cast iron, plastic and steel pipes all the time. The difficulty comes in their location and the distance to any vents. Each plumbing fixture has a maximum distance from each vent. In addition, if there is no access to the pipe or the floors are concrete with re-bar installed in the concrete. It makes the relocation more difficult for toilets. Sinks can typically be relocated along the walls much more easily above the floor in the walls. Any time you change the location of a fixture to an opposite wall, you have to change the underfloor piping. Sometimes, depending on stud structure, you can relocate sinks to adjacent walls. Normally pier construction does have re-bar in the concrete.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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