Removing bathroom cabinet and sink in manufactured home

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Removing bathroom cabinet and sink in manufactured home

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I am removing my bathroom cabinet in preparation for a remodel of the bathroom. If you look at the picture below, you can see the pipes coming up through the floor and then the bottom of the old cabinet. I am planning to cut through that bottom piece of wood in order to remove it (I'm not re-using it) rather than remove all the pipes because I don't like to deal with plumbing if possible. Is there any reason I should not remove the bottom piece of wood this way? Should I get over my fear of working with plumbing?

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It depends on what you buy to replace it, Does that bottom piece lay on the floor or is there a space between it & the floor?
 
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It is not directly on the floor - there is gap of around an inch and a half, so there is room to cut; there is a piece in front that you can't see in the photo that conceals the gap between the floor and that baseboard.

Haven't decided on what I want to replace it, but it won't be a cabinet directly attached to the floor if I can help it. I've seen some nice stuff, but it is all quite expensive.
 
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Try to decide what you are going to buy before you remove what's there. You still may have to cut pipes.
 
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Will cutting pipes be needed, or can I just take fitted pipes apart? Just wondering.
 
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Will cutting pipes be needed, or can I just take fitted pipes apart? Just wondering.
Your pipes are glued so you are going to need to cut them. I'd go under the MH and cut from below the floor because otherwise getting the old cabinet is going to be difficult and you will have to make ugly slots in the new cabinet.
 
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I don't mind destroying the old cabinet completely to take it out. But if I cut from under the house, could I have a plumber re-route the piping to come in from the back rather than under the house? That seems like an expensive job.
 
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Just decide what the replacement will be first. Then you can decide what to do with the pipes.
 
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could I have a plumber re-route the piping to come in from the back rather than under the house?
It's probably a moderately easy DIY job that would require less than $30 in materials. However drilling a hole in the new cabinet for the drain to come up the same way would be even easier.
 
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