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    Question "Facilities" in the shop?

    I am building a shop - a big shop, and plan to have a sink, toilet and shower installed.

    Any suggestions on the best placement of the room? I am thinking a back corner to be out of the way, but maybe back center, or beside the back door?

    Floor will be concrete, so once it's poured, the room is set.

    Would you move yours if you had to do it over?

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    make sure you have running water near your chemicals and also near your coffee pot.
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    Rick,
    Welcome to the family. I don't have one in the shop. I just go out the back door and around the side..
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    Note to self, don't go out back door and around to side of Don's shop! If I do go there and need to go, go out back door only!!
    Jon

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    Hmm, note to self not go out back door of Jonathan's shop.

    Probably no preference for location. I guess I'd take into consideration of keeping a shop sink and such in the same general location to have less plumbing to run.

    Welcome to the family!
    Darren

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    Will the shop be close to other outdoor activities, like a deck/patio, swing set/playground stuff, etc...if so put it close to the door so you don't have to walk all the way through the shop to use the facilities.

    Also, Welcome to the Family Rick.
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    welcome to our family here, and as for the location,, it would be good to have it near your finish room possibly for clean up if yu use water base products.. but yu want it accessable to you and your visitors, without interfering with your work.
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    I'm sorry Rick, welcome to the family!!!! I don't have running water in my shop, but like Darren and Tod alluded to, would try to have shop sink and water for coffee pot on one side of the wall, facilities on other side, then less cost for plumbing. So no specific place in the shop, just figure to cut costs and situate them somewhat together!!

    Oh, Darren, don't have a back door on my shop!!!
    Jon

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    This was discussed at one time in an old thread. A search might find you somemore answers.
    I was going to put a urinal in my shop until my wife objected with numerous "yuk" comments. No logic, but no arguing either.
    BTW, welcome to the family.
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    Welcome to the family Rick.

    I have a toilet, a sink and a shower in my shop, not because I wanted but because the former owner had it set up as a bar/lounge room next to a pool he was going to build.

    He never did and now the lounge is my shop, I demolished the mansonry bar he made and never finished, to have more space, but I kept the toilet and the rest.

    If I had to do it from scratch I don't think I'll put a shower though.
    Best regards,
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