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Old 06-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Drain in basement


I want to add a bathroom to my basement, but I have a problem. My 4" drain, instead of existing through the basement floor, exists through the wall, about 4 inches off the ground.

Any idea how to correct this problem, without a macerating toilet? I'm thinking I might need to excavate the outside of the wall, extend the pipe to floor level, and then connect my toilet.

Any other ideas?

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Drain in basement


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My 4" drain, instead of existing through the basement floor, exists through the wall, about 4 inches off the ground.
Mine used to do the same thing.

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Any idea how...
I'm thinking I might need to excavate...
Yep; you're on to the solution all right
You just have to dig into the problem a little more.

Specifically... you need to find where the waste pipe (outside of the house) is low enough to connect to and still give you enough pitch. Then you dig a trench between the two points.

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