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  1. Rich Smith

    Rich Smith New Member


    I wonder if anyone can tell me if this leftfield idea, would be possible please? It's a bit crazy so please bear with me.

    I have a medical condition where I have poor circulation in my feet which is painful. I have to soak my feet in warm / hot water on a daily basis. So I came up with the idea of having a built in foot bath .. like this in my dining room
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    I have a separate kitchen diner but I will be shortly making the two one room and having a new kitchen so now is the time. The idea was to build something like and have it in the dining room, looking out over the garden.

    My question is . how difficult would the plumbing be .. I.e. It would be in a separate location to the kitchen sink. Also as the sink would be quite low down, would that affect its ability to drain the water away? I know nothing about plumbing unfortunately but I am logically minded.

    Do you think this is possible, or am I bonkers, haha.

    Many thanks for reading and any feedback,
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    It's a good idea and depending if there's any drains close by external wall would be the best location if suitable with your plan

    Other than needing a tap for cat 5 water risks and a drain close by your fine
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Well I`m sure you know water drains away in a pipe which has a "Fall" on it so where will the pipe run to and how far away is this point = Can you get the necessary fall on the pipe? Pipe size will be either 32 or 40mm depending on the choice of foot bath.
    Yes then it can be done.
    No then it will need to be pumped away.
  4. Rich Smith

    Rich Smith New Member

    Many thanks for your replies so far. Yes, it would definitely be on an external wall. Okay, I'll need to do some measurements for the fall then.
  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    You can do almost anything these days even if theres no drainage you can pump the waste water away , so the answer to your question is yes plan what you would like to do and get some quotes if it gives you a better quality of life go for it . cheers Kop
  6. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    There's a great possibility you are bonkers!!!

    But your idea is feasible.

    Plumbability ( is that a word ? ) could be questionable, but anything is possible.
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