u want to convert and existing laundey room into a a half bath. My house is on a concrete slab.?

Would it be relatively easy to convert it using rhe existing plumbing to washer/dryer was connected to or will i have to do whole new plumbing and tear up the floor?

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  • Pep
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    You could do it with the existing plumbing if you use a grinder toilet, basically a toilet with a small pump attached to pump and grind the waste but they are more expensive than a traditional toilet, or you’re hammering up that floor

  • 6 months ago

    Turds can't make it three feet up the wall. Lots of concrete work and tear out for a downhill toilet path.

  • 6 months ago

    Additional plumbing will need to be done, especially for the toilet drain which is larger than the washer drain. The toilet can be put on a raised platform with a pump underneath it or you will need to dig up the slap as you mentioned.

  • 6 months ago

    Could be a big task to do yourself, but pros do it all the time and can be done quickly . . . not cheap, but not crazy expenisve: we did it recently and the drain work was less than the cost of the rest of the job. Where are you gonna but the laundry?

    • april6 months agoReport

      i was going to move it to the garage where there is oddly additional washer dryer hookups and then add a dog shower next to it

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The limiting factor is the larger drain line for the toilet. You want 3-4" diameter for that, and sufficient headroom for the right amount of slope before it runs into the main drain line. Since the washer is already there you can kind of assume that that height is available, but assuming without checking leads to expensive mistakes, so check first.

    Unless the main line is quite close already, this could get expensive quickly, since the drain line coming off the washer is probably only 1.5-2".

    Being on a slab makes this whole project pretty expensive from the get-go. You may want to reconsider your plans.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Your existing drainage must go somewhere. If it connects into a 4 inch pipe nearby, then you can connect a wc without ripping everything up. You need the advice of a plumber who can see what drainage you have. Digging up the floor should be a last resort as you then begin to affect the damp proofing of the slab.

  • 6 months ago

    You'll need to jackhammer and plumb it right.

    Should get a plumber involved as there are special venting etc that has to happen too

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Just use the washing machine as a bath tub. You’re welcome...

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