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Re: Converting a wet room back to a bathroom
Reply #4 - Jun 21st, 2017, 6:59pm
 
Is it a mains pressure hot water system or is the hot water to the existing shower pumped? Gravity fed? Perhaps check the flow rate will be ok for a bath or it takes ages to fill.

Will the bath block the door?
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Reply #3 - Jun 20th, 2017, 9:47pm
 
Is there a cupboard or boxing they can run in.

The waste depend on the floor gully and how it's made
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Reply #2 - Jun 20th, 2017, 9:31pm
 
thescruff wrote on Jun 18th, 2017, 10:22pm:
Hi, anything is possible with plumbing with varying difficulties.

Easy bit would be tidying the pipes up for the bath, would definitely advise getting a good shower mixer or keeping the existing.

Bath waste depends on the luck and what you have, take the cover off the floor gully and the bit in the middle if it comes out, then need a pic and measurement, hopefully you'll have a round hole that will take a converter.

You don't want the bath waste and the floor gully close together as it makes it harder to connect, failing all else the floor up should solve any problems.



ok so selecting a bath with the bath waste on located more to the right hand side would be better.

what would be the best options for the pipes
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Re: Converting a wet room back to a bathroom
Reply #1 - Jun 18th, 2017, 10:22pm
 
Hi, anything is possible with plumbing with varying difficulties.

Easy bit would be tidying the pipes up for the bath, would definitely advise getting a good shower mixer or keeping the existing.

Bath waste depends on the luck and what you have, take the cover off the floor gully and the bit in the middle if it comes out, then need a pic and measurement, hopefully you'll have a round hole that will take a converter.

You don't want the bath waste and the floor gully close together as it makes it harder to connect, failing all else the floor up should solve any problems.
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Converting a wet room back to a bathroom
Jun 18th, 2017, 8:04pm
 
HI All

We are looking at purchasing a new home. The house was currently owned by an old couple who have now passed away.

They had a wet room fitted up stairs.

As we have a 3 year old daughter and plan on having another sprog, we need to fit a bath ideally.

Attached below are pictures of the wetroom.

I am not a builder by trade, i am an aerospace design engineer. My thought was as follows so please tell me if it cannot be done or there is something better to do.

The room has two pipes that come down to a thermostat controlled shower mixer. I assume one pipe is hot and one is cold. We would like to either extend these to bring a Tap/shower mixer combo closer to where the bath would sit or just replace the shower with a tap shower combo. The bath would be fitted underneath.

We have seen a bath we like, double ended approx 1750mm long X 750mm Wide with drain hole in the middle.

This means the drain hole is approx 375mm from the rear edge and 875mm from the right edge.

The waste/drain hole is currently in the floor and is approx 800mm from the right wall and 500mm from the rear wall.

If we were to fit the bath over the top this would mean the bath drain hole and floor waste hole would be off center by approx 125mm in one direction and 75mm in the other.

Is it possible to fit a flexi with an adapter to the floor drain hole or do we need to rip up the floor.

what would be the aprox cost for this kind of work.


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