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?
- PepLv 46 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
- M JohnsonLv 66 months ago
Turds can't make it three feet up the wall. Lots of concrete work and tear out for a downhill toilet path.
- John AldenLv 76 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.
- Name WithheldLv 76 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?
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- elhighLv 76 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.
- Anonymous6 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.
- Jim MoorLv 76 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
- Anonymous6 months ago
Just use the washing machine as a bath tub. You’re welcome...