We are looking at doing some remodeling on our west central Florida
home and have a big question about the plans. The home was built in
the early 1980's and it's a block home on a concrete slab.
The main question we have is in our master bath area we want to
redesign how everything is laid out but a couple things don't work
well. This would require moving the sink, a shower and possibly the
toilet. Since the drains run thru the slab, we were wondering how big
a task it is relocating these things. Do they have to tear up the
slab and re-plumb everything? Not sure how that happens so putting
the question out there.
Any help or suggestions welcomed!
Drains, no choice but to break slab. How much depends on how far and
where relocate to relative to mains, etc. How much could be done by
remote boring from outside depends on the arrangement of the lot, etc.
Supply lines could theoretically, anyway, be diverted to overhead thru
In short, anything is doable; question is how much to be gained and do
you want to undergo the expense/effort?
It's probably not a DIY'er if it's a weekender type; a dedicated DIY'er
I've seen plumbers tunnel under a slab, then when they have it the way
they want it they back fill the tunnel. That obviously would be better
if the digging was easy, but I'd imagine in most of Florida that is
You could take advantage of the fact that it far easier to move walls
and doors around, and find an expert (architect) o design a master
barh you like with the major fixtures in the same location. That
should bring the project down to skilled DIY level and might be way
less pricey and less time to complete.
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