Bathroom plumbing


Old 09-19-01, 09:19 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I am working on a bathroom in my downstairs. The drain pipes are 5' above the basement floor. I am told that I need to cut a hole in the cement to insert a pump that would pump water and sewage up to the drain. What kind of pump do I need? Would I need to build up the bathroom floor to run the pipes under the floor to drain into the pump? I'm a real novice, so any help would be appreciated.
Sponsored Links
Old 09-19-01, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
Posts: 10,952
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts

Check with your Building Inspection Department for local codes and permit.
There are pumps especially made for below grade basement bathrooms, and you can find them at plumbing supply houses.
I would build up the floor level (if you have enough basement headroom) to accomodate the drain pipes to the pump, rather than cut or break out all of the concrete in the floor under the bathroom.
For illustrated basics on Drain/Waste/Vent systems go to the Plumbing sections in "Build/Remodel" and "Repair/Fix-It" above.
Good Luck! Mike

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes