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jj1807 11-10-2005 12:39 PM

Basement bathroom...
I am interested in renovating our basement for extra bedrooms and would like to add one or two bathrooms. Because of the way my sewer pipes go out of the house, I was wondering if this is even going to be possible or, if so, if I will need some type of pump system. Perhaps someone can tell me what they think by looking at the pic below.

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pipeguy 11-11-2005 04:03 PM

I think you'll have to eject any wastewater to a height in excess of the pipe that exits the basement wall.
A local code must require that funky trap/cleanout assembly. I can picture a backup in the street causing your neighbors sewage to bubble out the top that thing. I hope the top is capped off.

justdon 11-22-2005 09:26 AM

How does that water meter work???
The water meter isnt hooked to any pipe on the left side. How does that:mad: work? And the copper pipe going up, does it dead end right above the picture line?? If it doesnt you are geting alot of free water. Has to be more than meets the eye in THAT picture.
Isnt that a washing machine drain, the funky elbow cleanout??? Not exactly hoyle but it may work. Maybe this whole deal is on a country septic tank or sumpthen.
I have seen where you can build up a platform(for stool to sit on) to eject sewage into that height line. That is real old with time too.:eek:

kenvest 11-22-2005 10:24 AM

how much ceiling height do you have? you may be able to build some kind of stringer system-subfloor to get the kind of run you need to do the plumbing without a pump.

K2eoj 11-22-2005 10:44 AM

I'm thinking wall hung toilet, (rear discharge), tub, shower, on a platform. > That contraption with the trap looks like something a fha inspector used to make us do back in the 80's. He wanted a drain in the basement or crawler and didn't much care what it looked like or what function it served, or what is was connected to. Like pipe said, you probably want it capped. I hope the trap has not been dry for a bunch of years.HS.

747 11-27-2005 03:33 AM

That is the most screwed up thing i have ever seen. Why They would put a cleanout like that on it is beyond me. You need plumguy to look at this picture.

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