Are there any basic plumbing tricks to remember when moving faucet?

We are taking on our first plumbing involved remodel in a bath. Converting a bathtub area to a shower. Having to move the faucets vents and drainage.Tho we have watched videos I feel very insure about this undertaking. Any don't forget it's? Or this is very important to remembers?

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  • Kim Kim on Dec 08, 2017
    Turn the water off where it comes in to your house AND open The faucet in your kitchen sink. I know that sounds simple but we have forgotten and it’s not fun!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 08, 2017
    Kim's totally right, get your water off first and open up your kitchen sink all the way and get as much water out of the pipes as you can. Then when you do cut the pipes have a bucket and a couple of towels ready, there will still be water in the pipes. Also, if you have an ice maker turn that off too, it will keep trying to make ice in your refrigerator even when the water is off and that can break it.

  • William William on Dec 08, 2017
    Check for leaks before closing up walls. If you can install an access panel behind shower plumbing for future maintenance. Make sure all plumbing joints are soldered and vents are glued.

  • Terry Terry on Dec 10, 2017
    Be sure to use the back board that prevents mold. Slant the floor tiles slightly toward the drain... no puddles left in the shower! Plan for a shower bar to grab on to... you never know.

  • Joyce Drake Joyce Drake on Dec 11, 2017
    You will need a 2” drain line for your shower drain and your tub is 1 1/2”. You can’t reduce size on a waste line, so you’ll need to tie into a line that’s the same size or larger. If in doubt call a plumber and at least get them to do the rough-in for you, you don’t want any mistakes made and you still save yourself a ton of money by doing it yourself. Good luck!