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    Default Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    An existing shower stall built in 1967 is being removed within the next few days. I will have enough space for a five foot alcove tub. The existing drain will not match up with the new tub. I really want a bath. Am I forever stuck with a shower stall? The current floor is subfloor, plywood. I had the bathroom demolished down to the studs and subfloor. It is on the second floor of a well built 1967 colonial outside of Boston.
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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    Are you working over wood framing or a ceement slab?

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    There is no reason you couldn't it just depends on how much work your willing to do. It shouldn't be that hard. A customer once asked me if I could move there water tank to the other side of there basement. My answer was I could put it in her neighbours house if they were willing to pay for it.

    John

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    Subfloor. All the tiles and mortar bed will be removed. I have already taken down the rest of the bathroom to the studs and subfloor (wood).

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    If you can get to the lines under the floor it should be a simple job.

    John

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    Drain lines can be re-routed. Get a plumber to do it.

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    Yes, I had our plumber come last week and he cut a hole in the subfloor, cut the pipe a little bit, and had to move the drain a little bit through a joist and hammered a metal bracket through it. I am now limited to a rough in of about 14 7/8 th's inches. I ended up getting a MTI Elizabeth soaker bath tub which fits perfectly. I would love to post pictures but I find posting to this site is difficult.

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    Default Re: Moving existing drain to install bathtub

    You will be able to post a picture after 10 posts, so you're almost there.

    We want to see what the plumber did to the joists.

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