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urgurl031 10-05-2012 11:36 PM

Old house need another bathroom
I'm wondering if there is anyone that can help give me some ideas on how to be able to install a bathroom ( Shower, Sink and toilet) in my basement without having to break up almost 8 inches of concrete. I have a sump pump installed but I dont' really think I can hook a toilet into a sump.

joecaption 10-06-2012 04:21 AM

Need to go back and add where you live to your profile for better ansewers to your questions.
Have you checked with your local building or zoning dept. to see if you can even add a bathroom?
Do you have egress windows or an outside door in the basement?
What's the ceiling height?
Is there drain lines in the floor already to the septic or main sewer to the street?
And no a sump pump has nothing to do with sewer lines.
If you have no clue how to do this job then it may be time to call a plumber to see if it even can be done.
There will be some cutting of the slab to run lines in most cases.

oh'mike 10-06-2012 05:43 AM

Floor slabs are usually 3" to 4" thick----not to bad to open up with an electric jack hammer---a sewage pit will be needed if your main drain exits the foundation above the slab---or is way across the room---

This is done a lot---by many of our members---If you want to pursue this project---post more questions---

urgurl031 10-06-2012 03:33 PM

more info
All my plumbing lines and pipes are above my basement floor. My house was built in the early 1900's so all the bathroom stuff was added after that. I talked with the local building department here in MN about adding a bathroom. All they said is that it can't go into my sump and it has to connect to the main sewer. I talked to a couple of plumbers and they told me to do something called a lift kit. Here's my issue I go to a local Menards or home depot and they have no idea what I am talking about. I'm hoping that someone will be able to tell me what these guys are talking about cause I'm looking to install it right on top of the floor rather than having to break the floor like we did for the sump pump.

VIPlumber 10-06-2012 04:10 PM

Here a link to one manufacturer that has what you're looking for,

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