Newb Basement toilet question


Old 03-25-06, 04:54 PM
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Newb Basement toilet question

I'm looking at putting a toilet and sink in my basement.
The plumbing is not currently in place for a bathroom.
The main outlet to the septic is about 5' up from the basement floor.
There IS currently a sump pump, that is piped up into the main drain.

What exactly am I looking at here?
I've done some plumbing, but only above grade. My last house
did not have a basement. Is it as "simple" as digging a trench
to the sump container? And then replacing the sump pump with an
ejector pump? Do I need a different pump?
Do these ejector pumps also function as a "regular" sumps?

Would I be better off with an ejector toilet, all in one deals, and then just
tie it into the main drain line? (There is lots of drain exposed)

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Old 03-25-06, 05:14 PM
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You need a pump that will handle solids and toilet paper. You also need a sealed sump due to smell. Macerating toilets are about $1100 and grind up all the solids and pump them to your drainline. They will also handle a sink and a shower if need be. Both units also need to be connected to a vent line. Good luck.

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