Connecting drain above floor

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  1. Aug 21, 2018 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    Someone I know is planning to install a basement bathroom. Problem is, the sewer line is about 2 feet above the floor. The line cannot be lowered. So, what are some options of connecting the drains from a toilet and sink, and possibly a shower to that line?
     
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    Ejector sump pump or ejector toilet. We see lot's with the pit I have not seen the toilet used.

     
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    Or raise that floor area.
     
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    The bathroom would have a ceiling height of around 5 feet.
     
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    I would install a sump pitt and sump pump. It is a very bad idea to have no floor drain in the basement . sooner or later every one has a flood.
     
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    Two different systems . If you need a floor drain you have two sumps.
     
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    I think there actually is a floor drain. However, all of the house plumbing is connected to something else.
     
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    As per the plumbing code the floor drain is part for the sanitary system and not the clear water sump pump. Just to clarify.
     
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    We do have a trapped drain in the floor to catch water from a failing water heater kind of spill, that can be run to the ejector pump but not flood water.
    Just call the city where you live.
     

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