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Old 10-21-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why this toilet drain is set up like this?? I have heard it called a "step up toilet"??

Second if I wanted to place a toilet what do I need to check or do?

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What a mess...still scratching my head b4 response. Hopefully that flange is not glued on yet.

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You need to open the floor and see what is going on under the slab---open the pipe and see how deep the lateral line is----
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That arrangement is meant to have the floor built up so the flange sits on the sub floor material.
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You need to open the floor and see what is going on under the slab---open the pipe and see how deep the lateral line is----
Because the drain needs to be able to slope downward to where it leaves the house. It's possible that point of the drain line is high enough that using a raised flange like that is the only way get proper downward slope to it.

If that's the situation then you'd either need to change the whole main drain slope, add another one out to the main (if that's even possible) or use an ejector pump designed for bathrooms where they're lower than the exit to the main.

Or it's possible someone dain-bramaged set the flange up that way out of stupidity. It takes extra work to set one up that way so I'd look into the slope issues FIRST before assuming the flange is wrong.
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Did some Google and YouTube searches and learned some more about ejector pumps... Took some more pics to show everyone... In the original pics you see the drain head out the wall... So on the other side it just ends... The I took a pic of what/where the ejector pump should go... Looks like it's set that way for the slope/run to get to the ejector pump spot.
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