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Tricky Bathroom remodel

Anthonyhome Member Posts: 2
edited January 2019 in Plumbing
Hello all, I’m currently started a bathroom remodeled and my shower will be moved to the place of the current toilet on the same wall that has the baseboard heat. I’m on a slab so I cannot go under. I have read two ways of relocating the heat pipe. Through the exterior studs or leave it on the corner of the floor and build the shower around it. I don’t really like the second idea. I suppose if I got a fiberglass shower bed I could cut a kotch out for the pipe and it would never be seen. Please lmk what you think is the best way to go about it.
(The baseboard will be moved to the other wall but I need the pipe to continue through for the rest of the house)


  • Anthonyhome
    Anthonyhome Member Posts: 2
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,701
    You're going to be cutting up concrete to move the toilet flange & shower drain, it shouldn't add much to go a little further & get to the heating pipes as well.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    ^ What @ratio said
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,084
    Can you re-route the heating supply and return into the ceiling?
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,742
    Where are the pipes coming from? Are they in the slab now or are they inside the framing? Life has too many decisions. Cheapy job is cutting the shower around the bb heating. Excellent job is Re-route. Super excellent job is Re route and don’t let anything remain behind the new shower
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Cadillac job = towel warmer.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,486
    Or a radiant floor if you are chopping concrete to move plumbing
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream