Basement Toilet Installation

Basement toilet installation can be a tricky business if the drainage system of the rest of your house is at a higher level than the basement drainage. However, installing a toilet in the basement can increase the value of your property as well as providing the household members with an additional toilet facility. You can hire Dr.Pipe plumber to make sure the job is done professionally and without any glitches. In case you are planning to do it yourself, make sure you plan the entire project before beginning any practical work.

Basement Toilet Installation Method

If you are planning on making modifications to your basement and adding an additional toilet then you will require plumbing tools, pipes, bathroom fixtures and finishing materials.

You can begin basement toilet installation by planning where the fixtures would be fitted. Locate the area and then buy the fixtures of suitable sizes. As the drainage system of most houses is above the level of the drainage system of the basements, therefore you would be required to purchase a macerator unit. A macerator unit is designed to pump the water waste from the basement to the drainage system of the house at a higher level. This unit has a running cost but it is affordable and effective.

PVC pipes can be used to connect the lavatory to the macerator unit. The connection can be made through the lavatory drain line. The pipe from the macerator unit is then connected to the discharge pipe of the drainage system. The connections should be tightened using a nut driver. The vent pipe from the macerator unit is then connected to the vent stack to ensure that the wastewater flows freely to the discharge pipe. If the ventilation system is not effective, it may force the pipe to burst.

Now you must fix the toilet in place to complete the basement toilet installation. Mark the mounting holes of the toilet in the floor by setting it at the spot you have located for the particular purpose. Move the toilet and drill holes at the marked places on the floor.  Fix the toilet to the floor with the help of two brass screws. The discharge pipe of the macerator unit must be connected to the toilet. Connect the water supply line to the toilet to complete the installation procedure. Flush the toilet once or twice to make sure that the pipes are not leaking.

Once the basement toilet installation is complete, you can call Dr.Pipe plumber to make the final connections. In some places, it is required by law that a plumber must be employed when making any modifications to the plumbing system. Moreover, it is always better to have a professional to look things over just in case there is a problem with the system that might cause inconvenience in the future.

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