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        Hey all. First time here. Framing in my first basement and I am to the point that I need to figure out my plumbing situation. I'm installing a fairly good sized bathroom. 9x12. Shower, sink, toilet. My main question here is the plumbing is above my head. All the drains and such. How am I going to be able to have a floor drain, waste drain and sink drain all flow uphill? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

        Posts: 1 | Registered: Dec 01, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You have two options:

        1. Dig out from the basement and tie into sewer line outside the house - assuming that you can do this and keep a downhill run.

        2. Install a pump up system. Lots of different systems available that mix a macerator for the toilet with a pump out for all waste water from the basement.

        If you don't have much plumbing experience you may want to call a plumber in on this one - definitely at the higher end skill level for the install.

        Posts: 10499 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the amount of head (lift height) is critical to sizing the new macerator, as is the expected flow of material. in most cases, local codes are qoing to require a licensed plumber do this work because it's sanitary, and a crummy installation would let the house's sewage flow into the macerator and overflow it. you are probably going to need a new dedicated electrical circuit for it, too. another permit and inspection.

        heck, in our city, you need a permit to take a P-trap off and pick in it for lost rings.

        in that regard, I give the ordinance all the respect it deserves Wink

        but your case is a class-A bonafide no-fooling reason for professionals.

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,

        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
        Posts: 5866 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        you need a plumber, it is not a matter of just installing a pump...what size is the main sewer line in the house now? by adding a bathroom,,,your main line my not be the correct size. there are codes that need to be addressed a plumber. your job is not diy
        Posts: 4089 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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