How to Install a Toilet in a Basement

While i was thinking on hiring a garage door repair company to fix my garage, I was of the option of adding a toilet too to my basement.

garage door repairAdding a basement toilet adds some value to the home, but the installation of toilets and sinks in below grade environment needs more than basic knowledge of pipes and sewage drain. Transport of waste to the sewage run is difficult because gravity which helps for waste disposal above the ground will work against the flow of below grade waste. Fortunately, there are a number of options that are in the DIY category. The new water supply system must meet the requirements of the code, so you are to do a little homework in order to consider a master plumber for the final connection.

Moving below grade toilet or bathroom waste to the septic, sewer, or sanitation line could be a big challenge. For some households, this is not difficult. This is because their disposal lines are deep enough to allow gravity assisted add-on accessories. General sewer-line depth can be determined by a simple call to the public works department. Contact a plumber to determine flow and whether the system can effectively remove debris from the basement unit. If the sewer drains by gravity into the municipal sewer lines, install valves to prevent water sewage backup in the basement. Standing water valve may require a permit, so check with your local building department and consult a plumber before you start.

The steps to install a basement toilet are listed below

1. With the use of PVC pipes and fittings, connect the macerator unit to the lavatory drain line.

2. The drainpipe leading from the macerator unit should be connected to the discharge pipe.

3. Using a screwdriver, tighten steel clamp connecting the macerator unit to the PVC lavatory pipe.

4. Tighten the discharge adapter onto an outlet at the top of the crusher unit with a key driver.

5. Connect existing vent stack to the PVC vent pipe from the macerator unit.

6. Set the toilet in place and mark the mounting holes on the floor.

7. Move away the toilet and drill a pilot hole in the ground.

8. Set the toilet in place and fix the floor with two brass screws.

9. Connect the discharge pipe on the macerator unit to the toilet. Use a screwdriver to tighten the stainless-steel clamp.

10. Connect the water pipes to the toilet; open valve, flush the toilet and check leaks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *