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Question DetailsAsked on 8/20/2014

cost for basement bathroom rough in - electrical and plumbing

We will be installing a 3/4 bathroom in our basement and will be doing a lot for work ourselves, except electrical and plumbing rough ins. What can we expect for the cost for these two items?

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Depends so much on the location and appropriate sizing of existing utilities and how far you have to run to connect to them, whether wall or ceiling surfaces have to be opened up (and repaired) to run them, and in particular, where the sewer pipe is relative to your bathroom location because they are going to have to connect into a buried pipe if in basement.

Electrical I would say $500 range for a fan and lights if very close to panel or another circuit that can be tapped into, including upgrading breaker on that circuit to GFCI. Could run closer to $1000 range if further run or hard to run the wiring. This assumes the walls and ceiling in the bathroom area are open studs for the electrician.

Plumbing I would say $1000-1500 bare minimum - could easily be double that depending on how far the basement slab has to be opened up to run the sewer pipe - and assumes there is adequate grade from your proposed location to the pipe. That is the first thing I would check out. I have seen people rough in a bathroom and put up walls, just to find it won't go because they are too far from the sewer pipe on the other side of the house to be able to get an adequate drainage slope to it, so would have to run a separate sewer from the new bathroom out to intersect closer to the street at a lower elevation at thousands extra cost. And note this is for rough-in - not full fixture installation, just the stubouts.

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