I want to turn a formal dining room into a salon. The existing room doesn't share a wall with any rooms that already have water or sewer. The house is built on a concrete slab so access is going to be tough. I know the getting water into the room is going to be easier than sewer. Is it possible to get the the sewer into the room without cutting the slab? I am considering a sump and pump situation right now but that is without having any knowledge of how to accomplish this. Any other ideas or experiences are welcome . Thanks in advance :-)
May 09, 2012, 05:20 PM
Time to call a plumber. Not an easy task to begin with so from the questions you are asking it's time for a pro.
May 09, 2012, 06:42 PM
Okay then, what will the plumber do to get sewer into the room?
May 09, 2012, 08:06 PM
Most likly have to cut out the slab. Just no way to tell without being there to see it.
May 10, 2012, 12:35 AM
You don't need to cut the slab. You can use something called a "macerator toilet" or "macerating toilet". It's pretty much what you were describing in your post, but it uses a sewage pump instead of an ordinary sump pump. You can't just use an ordinary sump pump because toilet paper will clog it up. You need to use a "sewage pump" that chops up the toilet paper and solids so that what's being pumped is a fine slurry, kinda like pea soup with confetti in it. And, of course, you can connect the drain line from a sink to the receiving container for the toilet as well.
There are several companies making toilet systems like this. Here are just a few of them: