Want to install new bathroom-But xyz is this?


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Old 09-07-07, 06:52 AM
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Question Want to install new bathroom-But xyz is this?

Redoing an area in my house and need to install another bathroom..Single dad w/ 2 daughters so bathroom time is precious..I was told that there was a bathroom there previously so I thought it would be rather simple..But I see that what I though was plumbing for a toilet isn't..and quite honestly I don't know xyz it is...So going to ask the experts here...Here is a pic:
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/lexushead/DSC00740-1.jpg
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Old 09-07-07, 07:05 AM
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Back Draft (rear discharge) Toilet Drain?
(I don't know exact name)

Commonly used to add toilet in existing buildings to avoid slab mods / jack-hammering.

May be just what you need?
 
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Old 09-09-07, 07:17 AM
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That does not seem to be a back outlet toilet connection......looks way too high off the ground.....also no place to make a bolt connection..and, it sticks WAY too far out of the wall!!
 
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Are you on a septic system?
 
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Old 09-09-07, 11:14 AM
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..............

Yes I am on a septic system....
 

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I'm probably going out on a wrong limb, but with the footprint and cast iron levelers, my money is on a flue pipe of sorts, with a fernco reduction and hydraulic cement. Can you remove the fernco and see if the pipe goes up or down?
 
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With a septic, then it could be most likely that if a toilet really was there once, that they need that sewage lift pump to raise it to septic level. City sewer systems are lower than your basement slab and they simply would have had the flange on the floor with the waste pipe under the slab and the pipe traveling somewhat downhill from there. But for your septic, the wall pipe instead then would go up.
 
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Old 09-10-07, 05:26 AM
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I am almost certain that there was a toilet there at one time...Although the pipe is not level w/ the main line out to the septic...I will try to find time to rip the sheet rock out and check routing of the pipe--too I need to run plumbing for the tank so the rock should come out anyway--Not to mention it's in bad shape to begin with..Thanks for the response guys--I will post again later
 
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looks like it was for a urinal to me. good luck
 
 

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