What plumbing can you have in an exterior wall?

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  1. bamp

    bamp Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, wanting to add a bathroom into my house and trying to come up with a rough layout.

    The longest wall in my extension is an exterior load bearing wall – would I be able to put a shower/toilet against this wall and have a vent pipe go into this wall as well as the water lines? Or is this against code?

    What am I able to do as the other walls are really too narrow to stick too much into.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Lots of factors to be considered - brick veneer vs cavity brickwork vs reverse b/v

    Have you considered boxing out around the vent?

    Is the vent necessary in the location, can it be run in another wall?

    What size is the vent (may be only 65mm)
     
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    Plumbing and building works all required licensed trades for council approvals. Let them advise you rather than try to self fabricate a problem that wont be approved. Floor levels, floor waste and sewer connections, power, ceiling and roof, windows and ventilation and roof drainage and more must all comply. I have never met a builder that wont provide suggestions on how to build efficiently so the cost isnt blown out.
     
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