07:12PM | 03/08/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
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We have found a house that we would love to buy, save for one detail: the basement has no bathroom and we think it needs one, but the existing waste drainage system passes out of the house to the septic tank about six feet above the floor of the basement. Are there ways to install bathroom fixtures (a toilet, a shower and a sink)in the basement and somehow get the waste water out?


05:07PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Yes you can add a bathroom when the sewer line is above the floor.

Typically this is not cheap nor simple, however. It involves jackhammering out concrete to install a 'sewer ejector pump' under the floor and running all your drains to the pump.

The pump then electro-mechanically pumps the waste water up to the existing sewer drain where gravity takes over.

Otherwise for adding a commode only, there are more simple 'up-flush' toilet kits you can purchase from most home improvement stores.



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