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Old 10-13-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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adding shower - drain problem

Hi there-
I want to add a shower in my condo. I want to keep the bath top. To add another drain is almost impossible because of amount of work and cost.
A contractor friend told me about a shower pan that has a pump included so it can be connected to the drain of the sink in the bathroom.
I cannot find any info about this anywhere. Does this exist? Where can I find information about it.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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I think he is talking about a graywater pump, commonly used in basement where the drain lines are located above a sink. I suppose it could be used where you want, but it does not sound any easier to mount and plumb the pump as to run a new drain line. Plus, you need power for the pump.


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Old 10-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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I agree. If there is a drain nearby you're going to have to go that route. I'm pretty sure an inspector isn't going to let you put in a pump when there is access to a gravity drain. The pump is more expensive and bound to fail eventually, and more likely when you are in the middle of showering.
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Your friend was probably talking about a Saniflo system. But like JBill and Alan mentioned it'll have to be hooked into a drain which won't make it any easier or cheaper.
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