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Old 2011-02-21, 09:34 AM
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Hello all, first post here.

I've started the planning on finishing my basement and I wanted to start off with the bathroom. I was planning on putting a small shower with a toilet and sink. However, there are no existing drains for everything. I understand I need to have a plumber do the work but I want to know more on what I need to ask for.

I'm thinking that maybe I would need to have the concrete opened up to allow the new pipes to reach the main sewage line. Is that a plumber job or can I do that? Should I get someone to do all the roughs ins and then call a plumber?
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Old 2011-02-21, 10:12 AM
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you need a licensed plumber to do the plans, get the permits and install the drains, vents and supply lines. Once the room is finished they come back and install the fixtures

one area to save some money is the heavy work to remove the cement and gravel for installation of the pipes once you know where they go
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Old 2011-02-23, 02:37 PM
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Hi thanks for taking time to reply back,

I already called a few different plumbers in order for them to come in and give me an estimate cost of doing the drains and vent. The supply lines run along the joist on the ceiling so I will wait until the wall will be in place to bring that in. I will try see which plumber will seem most reliable and professional. I called the city for permit info but no call back yet. If don't hear back from them by Friday I will probably stop by in person to get the info I need.

Also, even though it is heavy work, is it trivial to do or does it require some experience and/or specific knowledge? If I do break the cement myself, what kind of cement will I need to use once the plumber will be finished connecting the pipes?
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Old 2011-02-25, 12:46 PM
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Hi thanks for taking time to reply back,

I already called a few different plumbers in order for them to come in and give me an estimate cost of doing the drains and vent. The supply lines run along the joist on the ceiling so I will wait until the wall will be in place to bring that in. I will try see which plumber will seem most reliable and professional. I called the city for permit info but no call back yet. If don't hear back from them by Friday I will probably stop by in person to get the info I need.

Also, even though it is heavy work, is it trivial to do or does it require some experience and/or specific knowledge? If I do break the cement myself, what kind of cement will I need to use once the plumber will be finished connecting the pipes?
First you need to locate the pipes, rent an electric jack hammer and go to work. Cement won't work to fill the whole, you need to mix up proper concrete. For that you will need Cement, aggregate, etc.
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Old 2011-02-28, 12:31 PM
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Can anyone let me know if I can use SAKRETE Fast-Set concrete mix to cover the pipes once the plumber is done? Or should I use a more resistant mix for the slab?
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Old 2011-02-28, 01:28 PM
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the pipes should be covered in clear stone up to the level of the bottom of the slab

any cement will be fine - no need for fast dry really
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