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beer_geek 03-15-2007 04:21 PM

My first 2 projects in this house.
The first thing that I did was add bookcases and cabinets next to the fireplace in the Master sitting room.

beer_geek 03-15-2007 04:26 PM

My next project was to put in a bathroom in basement. Yeah, I know the color is pretty close to the sitting room. When SWMBO saw the bathroom, she then wanted it in the sitting room. (The receptacle is just out of view to the left of the mirror)

Here's the vanity:

beer_geek 03-15-2007 04:31 PM

Lastly, here's the shower. I didn't want to install a tub. I think the shower in the basement is more functional. The toilet is behind the half wall in front of the shower. The ejector pump is behind the closet door.

AtlanticWBConst. 03-16-2007 07:15 AM

Very Nice work Beer Geek....especially on the built in bookcases and cabinets ....

beer_geek 03-16-2007 09:43 AM

Thanks. They were built in place in new construction after we moved in. They hide how out of square those alcoves were. They also gave me the excuse to get the raised panel router bits so I could build the doors. That reminds me...I also used those bits to make headboards for the twin beds in one of the guest rooms.

It's funny how you talk about doing things to the house but once you cut the carpet, you've gone past the point of no return.

Not Sure 03-27-2007 10:02 PM

Amazing finishing work on the shelving units next to the fireplace. Nice looking bathroom. Love the mirror and cabinets.

New2dis 03-27-2007 11:07 PM

I love the look of the bathroom

zel 03-28-2007 06:12 AM

Very nice! Tell me more about that "ejector pump"?

beer_geek 03-28-2007 06:12 AM

Thanks. The vanity and linen cabinets are stock from HD. The bathroom framing was originally 12'x12'. I decided it would be best to access the ejector pump from inside so it's still a pretty big room.

I had to reroute the main stack. If you draw a straight line from the mirror to the half wall, that's where it used to run. It now goes above the shower and down the bump out. If you remove the bottom picture, you'll find the cleanout.

Brik 03-28-2007 09:18 AM

Looks great!

beer_geek 03-28-2007 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by zel (Post 38630)
Very nice! Tell me more about that "ejector pump"?

What would you like to know?

The stack exits the building 3 ft above the basement floor. The builder roughed in the shower, toilet and the pump basin. (I built all of the walls.) He also put in the vent through the roof. Waste has to be pumped up in order to get out. The pipes go straight up and connect to the main stack.

I wired a dedicated 20A circuit for the pump.

beer_geek 03-28-2007 10:30 AM

One other thing I did was put a motion detector switch on the fan. No one has to turn it on or off. It's automatic.

zel 03-28-2007 03:47 PM

I have a basement that could use a bathroom as well. I am not familiar with these pumps. We are working on the master bath right now and I had to add a dedicated 40 Amp circuit for the tub/shower unit. It was a real pain in the neck to run the wire to the panel, so I'd hate to have to do it again for the ejector pump. How are they triggered? Do they pump every time you flush or they have a tank that fills up first? Thanks.

beer_geek 03-28-2007 06:45 PM

Here's a photo of inside the closet. There is a holding basin where you place the pump. The pipe on the left is the vent and the one on the right is attached to the pump. The way it works depends on the model. Some have flotation switches that active when the switch floats up to a certain level. The one I have works on pressure. When the water reaches a certain level, the force of the water starts the pump. It doesn't go off on every flush.

zel 03-28-2007 06:51 PM

pretty cool setup, thanks for the pics/explanation. My main sewer drain runs along the foundation wall at about 4' up from the floor. I'm just wondering if there is any other easier way that doesnt require electricity? Is the pump loud when it turns on?

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