Basement Plumbing when drains are overhead

Old 03-06-03, 06:25 AM
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Question Basement Plumbing when drains are overhead

We are planning to remodel our basement including adding a laundry room and bathroom. The house is a split level, and the basement is below the level of the septic tank, so the drain is in the overhead of the basement. I know this can be done, but am unsure how to do it. I understand there are pumps that can be added for pumping waste water up to the drain, and have heard of an "up-flush" toilet. The project is still in the conceptual stages, so have plenty of time (8-12) months to research, and would appreciate any info or tip/experiences. Thanks!

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Old 03-06-03, 06:36 AM
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Yes, there are pumps made for the purpose, and you will need to install one to get all waste water up to the drain level.
Here is some info about sewer ejector pumps from Terry Love's site:
Good luck!

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