Re: Switch shower and toilet areas without re-plumbing drain pipe?
At the very least, you'd need to run a 3" drain line to the shower area for the toilet. You'll also need to remove the existing toilet flange and some of the piping in the current toilet location and you may need to alter the venting.
Originally Posted by handsindirt
If you're lucky, you'll be able to do this all within the bathroom area; you probably won't have to go all the way to the street. Depending on the construction of your house, you may need to cut into the floor, or the ceiling below the bathroom.
Are you planning to do the remodeling yourself or hire it out? Either way, you'll want to know what it's going to involve before you start, so you might want to have a contractor or plumber come out and tell you what to expect.
The only way for it to be a "simple" job is if it is above crawlspace. If it's slab-on-grade (concrete floor) or above another story, it gets complicated really fast.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.