Many basement remodeling contractors will give you an itemized bid that includes the bathroom plumbing work. There is a pump that is found either within the toilet or behind it which will move the sewage upwards and out through the piping. Make sure you have a water supply, cold water, and that the position of the supply is 10-12 inches above ground. They may be the easiest ceiling to install because the metal frame is lightweight. There are many popular basement ceiling options. Place a wax seal around the pipe and where the toilet will be placed. I likely left too much space in the wallboard, but there is a lot of tightening to do and not much room otherwise.
Avoid using 90-degree elbows - instead, use 2 x 45-degree fittings to make all turns gradual for the pressure flush. After you do this you will need to install a Y-fitting. Please make sure to follow the care instructions however, and do not use harsh hydrochloric acid bowl cleaners which can be too aggressive and eat away slowly at rubber parts. Your bathroom accessory costs can fluctuate several hundred dollars very easily. Tinted grout adds decorative twist to the tile. This makes installation considerably easier.
Since the basement is all yours, you can create a cozy bathroom with a luxurious bathtub and a walk-in closet. When sealed, ceramic tile is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. Depending on the materials you use, there is an enormous range of potential costs. Buy the towel bar complete accessory bundles where you get all of your towel bars, a towel ring, robe hook, paper holder, etc. The toilet is positioned on top of an enclosed tank and pump unit.
Here is the basic idea of where the toilet will go. Consider the plumbing depth and pipe size that will accommodate the amount of water that would be drained through the system. These toilets are perfect for homeowners wary of breaking up a basement floor to access sewer lines. These units vary in size, but are typically twenty inches in diameter and thirty inches in depth. But understanding what goes into a basement bathroom will help you understand the complexity of the project and make it easier to work with pros. Make sure that you understand the exact size of the assembled shower or bath so you can provide enough room while building your studwalls and remember that drywall thicknesses will also need to be taken into consideration depending on how the fixture mounts.
The easiest way to add a bathroom is to tie it into the existing plumbing, so if you can site the bathroom on the opposite side of an existing bathroom wall where the pipes can meet each other, your plumbing costs will be reduced for the new bathroom. The Challenge of Basement Toilet Installation Toilets installed at ground level or above are connected, from underneath the floor, to the residential sewer line that runs inside the wall behind the toilet. Searching for an existing line somewhat nearby will make installation easier. You may install externally or within the wall this would reduce noise from the grinding. Tubs which are not really necessary in your basement even if you are converting to a full living space are very difficult to get into your basement unless you have an exterior basement door. Now you can pretty much drop it in the ground and tie it in. Is the Saniflo system dependable? What do I need to install an upflush toilet? Home Bathroom remodels are notorious for being money pits.
As part of the planning process, have a professional examine the slope of your sewer lines and existing drain pipes. Some common areas where you might find space that can be converted into a bathroom are under a stairwell, in an over-sized closet, or even in an over-sized bathroom some of the bathrooms in homes built in the past 10 to 20 years are so large that they can be divided into two average size bathrooms. You can put a complete bathroom, bar, laundry or kitchen without expensive structural changes or custom piping equipment anywhere you want! To get your basement bathroom in place as quickly, conveniently and affordably as possible, hire a professional plumber to do the job. Your fixture prices total can vary from just a few dollars each to a few thousand dollars, and the total cost of your basement bathroom can escalate very quickly when shopping your fixtures. Next is to plan out the entire bathroom including location of sinks and bathrooms. Upflushing toilets vary in look and operation, but generally include a pumping mechanism hidden within or behind the toilet. Carefully look at how your home is constructed and search out any dead space.
Follow the instructions above in order to install the toilet. About 85% of all basements do need this system to run a bathroom, Bar, or laundry area. It is essential for a bathroom to have good ventilation especially when it is located in the basement. From a practical standpoint, the best parts were that it allowed us to add a sink and toilet without breaking up the concrete floor and without using the space a conventional toilet would have taken. This fall we took a closet and made it into a basement bathroom without breaking concrete. Make sure that when you are installing any plumbing or electricity, it will not interfere with the local restrictions and rules. And if you run the wire yourself and tell them your brother in-law a licensed electrician from three states over.
It was in what was essentially the laundry room, having the washer and dryer and a sink, and was situated only a foot away from the entrance. Installing this valve may require a permit, so your plumber will need to know before starting the project. But these come with a hefty price tag of their own. Since the entrance to the septic system or municipal sewer line is located far below the bathroom typically near the bottom of the foundation , gravity does the work after flushing. What about the price difference? Between my experiences and their insight, I hope this tutorial will help you in deciding if you can install one and help you in the process. Plug in the pump to the outlet.
I'll get into those details in a sec but first lets break down the high level cost of building a basement bathroom from the ground up. Composting Toilets: If you want to be environmentally friendly then you might want to try this out. And for any tree huggers, we also gave the environmentally friendly option of the Composting toilet. It's possible to , and by installing a full bathroom, you make it a truly livable space. There are many ways that you can do to increase the value of your house. Stone requires periodic sealing and comes in four absorption levels: non-vitreous, semi-vitreous, vitreous and impervious. Paul serves as President and founding member of Nationally franchised HandyPro Handyman Service, servicing Washtenaw, Wayne and Oakland Counties.
So now knowing these two controllable variables, you can see that you have a lot of control over what this bathroom project is going to cost you to build. Belowground Water and Waste Pipes For some homes, moving belowgrade bathroom waste to the sewer, septic, or sanitation line is not a challenge because their lines are deep enough for add-on fixtures to benefit from gravity-assisted disposal. It doesn't have to be that way. The best to way to understand how the upflush system works, is to start by watching this quick introductory video: Then check out our page for specifics on each products features and differences. In the picture with this howto you can see the use of a maceration pump connected to a shower, sink and the pump is positioned behind the toilet. Mark the floor where you will be puttin all these fixtures and the the lines for each drain and how it will connect to the main line.