Flagargoyle - X Post
Anyone can weigh in, but I just wanted Flagargoyle in particular to look at this plan.
I have a laundry room that has a common wall with 2 bedrooms. There is a door from the bedroom on the right into the L/R. I would like to put a door from the other bedroom also to allow it access to the L/R. In order to do this, I will need to move the water heater and stack washer dryer (including water supply lines and drain). The current floor is cement. I want to raise it some. The wall behind the W/D is the bedroom wall. This is the wall with the supply lines. The other 3 walls are exterior walls. The supply lines come from under the house at the bottom of pics.
Photo on left is what I have now, photo on right is what I want to end up with.
The water lines and drain are currently directly behind the water heater.
The water and drain would need to be re-routed to new locations. The green shows doors already there. Orange and red show where supply could come from under the house to new location in a straight line.
Does this make sense or am I overlooking something? The contractor I talked to is trying to talk me out of this plan. He said there would be too many bends in pipe lines to run them from present location (between concret floor and under new floor). In my admitted ignorance, my first thought was, since pipes run vertically and horizonally all the time, he could run the water along the wall to the corner, bend 90 degrees and run it to location of appliances, then build new floor. Also, he mentioned problems accessing pipes if they leak, etc.
A second option is to go under the house and re-route pipes and drains so they enter laundry along the wall (where red and orange lines are).
I'm not sure if he just does not want to go under the house and re-route the pipes so that they enter the L/R in directly along the wall, or what? Am I missing something?