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Does toilet and shower have to be directly above the rough ins?

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Does toilet and shower have to be directly above the rough ins?

As per the image below, my rough ins are slightly in an awkward place relative to where I would build a bedroom. Do the toilet and shower have to go directly over the rough in piping? Can I use an elbow to place the toilet and shower in spots a few feet away? Here is a picture of the rough ins.

What is the estimated cost to have rough-ins relocated? Is it in the ball park of $1500-$2000 or in the high hundreds?

Thanks.
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iamkalive wrote: As per the image below, my rough ins are slightly in an awkward place relative to where I would build a bedroom. Do the toilet and shower have to go directly over the rough in piping? Can I use an elbow to place the toilet and shower in spots a few feet away? Here is a picture of the rough ins.

What is the estimated cost to have rough-ins relocated? Is it in the ball park of $1500-$2000 or in the high hundreds?

Thanks.
It is not uncommon to break up the concrete and re-configure the drains to accommodate an alternate layout so long as code is adhered to . If the main 4” line is in the way that could most likely be moved as well. It’s just a matter of how much floor you want to break and expose.
You may have issues however with how far you can move the washroom because the current line looks very shallow as based on the picture the 3” 90 for the toilet appears to have the hub protruding the concrete
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Is the floor concreted over? If so, and you want to run the fixtures at floor level, you'll have to break the concrete, lay the pipes in trenches to the spot you want then patch over. A cheaper way is to raise the floor but that may not be desirable.
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Red_Army wrote: It is not uncommon to break up the concrete and re-configure the drains to accommodate an alternate layout so long as code is adhered to . If the main 4” line is in the way that could most likely be moved as well. It’s just a matter of how much floor you want to break and expose.
You may have issues however with how far you can move the washroom because the current line looks very shallow as based on the picture the 3” 90 for the toilet appears to have the hub protruding the concrete
I do not want to break concrete to contain costs. I dont want to spend $2000 to move rough ins a few inches to the right.
The left side of the space is earmarked for bedroom space, so don't want to go further left. The bathroom is currently marked up to the right. Can fixtures be installed properly to the right with the current placement of those rough ins?
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thriftshopper wrote: Is the floor concreted over? If so, and you want to run the fixtures at floor level, you'll have to break the concrete, lay the pipes in trenches to the spot you want then patch over. A cheaper way is to raise the floor but that may not be desirable.
Yes it is concrete. I do not want to raise the floor.

The basement has taped up markings of a bathroom layout (slightly visible in the pic). The layout shows the bathroom all to the right of the rough ins and pipes.
Is it even possible with the current placement of rough ins to place a bathroom all to the right without having to raise the floor, or bust up concrete?
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iamkalive wrote: As per the image below, my rough ins are slightly in an awkward place relative to where I would build a bedroom. Do the toilet and shower have to go directly over the rough in piping? Can I use an elbow to place the toilet and shower in spots a few feet away? Here is a picture of the rough ins.

What is the estimated cost to have rough-ins relocated? Is it in the ball park of $1500-$2000 or in the high hundreds?

Thanks.
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iamkalive wrote: I do not want to break concrete to contain costs. I dont want to spend $2000 to move rough ins a few inches to the right.
The left side of the space is earmarked for bedroom space, so don't want to go further left. The bathroom is currently marked up to the right. Can fixtures be installed properly to the right with the current placement of those rough ins?
Yes, this is a standard 3pc RH rough in.
Tub/shower along outside wall, toilet in middle, sink to the right of the toilet, all fixtures on the same partition wall.
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Red_Army wrote: Yes, this is a standard 3pc RH rough in.
Tub/shower along outside wall, toilet in middle, sink to the right of the toilet, all fixtures on the same partition wall.
RIGHT HAND rough in. So meaning the tub and toil would go to the left of the picture, where the stove is?
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iamkalive wrote: RIGHT HAND rough in. So meaning the tub and toil would go to the left of the picture, where the stove is?
Yes the tub would be right where the stove is, the 11/2” pipe sticking out of the ground. It’s called Right Hand because that is the drain orientation of the tub.
Toilet to the right of that (3” pipe from ground), sink to the right of toilet (2”x11/2”) teewye above ground within wall
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