How can I put in a shower where there is none?

by Jen29200817
Plumbing is run but not to the area for the shower. The house I moved into has the plumbing on the inside. Thank you.

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  • Ifixstuff Ifixstuff on Dec 29, 2017
    Showers need a hot and cold source, a drain, and a vent (for venting sewer gas to the outside). If existing plumbing is anywhere near where you want the new bath or if you have access from a basement or crawl space from underneath, you can sometimes "share" with another bathroom or kitchen plumbing. But if your new bathroom is totally by itself, walls, floors, and ceilings might have to be opened to install new plumbing. When you say plumbing is run, do you mean there is already a toilet and sink in the room? Can you locate the pipes for these fixtures and figure out which way they run (up, down, sideways) in the walls? Post photos!

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    • Jen29200817 Jen29200817 on Dec 30, 2017
      There is already a bathroom there. Everything was done very poorly. I'm trying to fix/remodel it now. Thank you all for your advice.

  • William William on Dec 29, 2017
    You will need a plumber to run the supply lines, drain, and vent according to your building codes.

  • Ifixstuff Ifixstuff on Dec 30, 2017
    Bijous is correct and NOT doing DIY construction to code only subjects you to later problems.