Bathroom plumbing

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Old 09-19-01, 09:19 AM
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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.
 
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Old 09-19-01, 09:33 AM
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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
 
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