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Old 10-17-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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I am new here and new to being a GC. I've worked on a lot of remodels but am working on bidding a job that I need some advice on. My clients are wanting a full remodel of the master bedroom which is directly on the slab. The current bathroom has a corner shower insert next to a toilet with a small pedestal sink. They are wanting to tear out the shower insert and do a custom tiled shower, get rid of the pedestal and add a double sink vanity on the other side of the bathroom, and add a jacuzzi tub. My question is, before I go any further is if these things are even possible on top of a slab with in-floor heat?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:31 PM   #2
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With enough time & a big enough check book dam near anything is possible....

Based on your experience may be a good one to pass on.

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I could get that done! Of course it would cost a boatload.
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How would you go about doing it? And what constitutes a boatload?
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How would you go about doing it? And what constitutes a boatload?
I would start with a set of plans. Then you bid off the plans. I'd also need to see a scope. As Griz said, pretty much anything can be done with the right budget. But it's impossible for me to tell you what it's going to cost and how to build it, from a paragraph in a forum.
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I could get that done! Of course it would cost a boatload.
do it all the time and yes it costs money

send a guy in there with a jackhammer and concrete is gone

decide right away if you need to destroy all the in floor heat or if you are just going to work around it, add in a budget for repairs, usually when we are working around the in floor heat we nick or cut the heat tube in one or two places by accident.

Some heat tube is easy to repair and get parts for. Some heat tube is obsolete and garbage with no easy way to repair so be prepared and know what your up against.
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Make sure the slab is NOT post tension!
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Abandon the in floor heat, install a new heat mat under the new tile.
Some of the slab is coming up for the waste.

Read and digest the post by Griz.

Talk to plumber or two water in waste out, costs add up quick .
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How would you go about doing it? And what constitutes a boatload?
Man, if you don't know how to do something like that...you shouldn't do something like that. JMI.
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The first thing I'd do is hire a contractor that's done this before. And stop pretending to be a GC online.


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OK, where can I buy one?
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Sounds like a lot of manpower. You could attempt this but you should definitely hire a contractor who's done it before so they can help with the planning.
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It is very possible and really easy to do , in a basement you can use Schluter Products they have complete kits in which you can make shower 100% waterproof and to any size or design you wish. if the heated floor will interfere with the expansion of the shower then you will have to remove the heating system and re install new system. Ditra Heat is very good product from Schluter due to the heating system for the floor has a double fault detector.

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