That's what he hopes the raised floor will solve.
Check your distances. I've seen it done, but you might have to raise the floor
quite a bit, possibly a full foot. If there's room, that may be fine.
I'm not sure what else you could do: there are power pumps for such situations,
but somewhere I got the idea they're very expensive.
"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without
integrity is dangerous and dreadful."
Is this just a rough-in only that you are wanting to finish up? Tub traps
are installed below the floor (of course) and would be part of setting the
tub. No need to raise the floor for that. Can you explain more as to the
relationship of the tub and toilet drains? A trap-arm for the tub can be
easily extended if there is room.
If the tub is installed and in fact there isn't a trap, have the original
plumber fix it or go for their bond.
Set the owner up with a few concrete cutting blades for a skill saw, and
show him where to cut,(score, really) then bust it up with a sledge hammer.
It isn't all that hard to do, and the results will be worth not having a
The tub drain is usually roughed into a boxed area that is not poured,
filled with sand.
Jim in NC
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