How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom

Roughing-in the plumbing for a basement bathroom is a big job, but the savings are huge.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level
  • Stepladder
  • Rags
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Sledgehammer
  • Spade
  • Shop vacuum
  • Trowel

In addition you will need a cast iron pipe snapper and a torpedo level.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Concrete
  • 2 x 4s
  • 2-, 3-, and 4-in. plastic and cast iron pipe and fittings
  • Band couplings
  • Pipe glue