Plumbing In Your Basement Video (HD)
October 14, 2012
Article By: Rob The Plumber
I finally was able to finish the video about plumbing in a basement of a new house.
The home was built in a rural area. No municipal sewer or potable water. We needed to use a sewage pit and pump in the basement due to the fact that a septic tank was being used in this home.
Anytime you want to install plumbing that is below grade, you need to use a sewage pit and pump. There are a few different products on the market such as SaniPlus that use a maceration tank and pump mounted to the back of a toilet that pump up the waste to a higher level. I do not advise using these products. They use a 3/4″ to 1″ waste line. The proper size for any sewage waste should be 2″. Also a sewage pit must be vented. In most areas a 2″ vent is necessary. The macerating toilets have no vent. I guess this topic could be a whole other article. Let’s move on…
If you have a basement, you can have plumbing. Imagine having that summer kitchen. How about a laundry room downstairs and out of the way. The main reason though, another bathroom! You may have a teenager who hogs the bathroom every morning, or just too many people in the house and not enough personal time. Whatever the reason, this is why I made this video. You can do this on your own or have a plumber do it for you. In either case you will be well informed of what has to be done to get the job done right.
The video I made is in the area of 20 minutes long. There are some very important drawings that coincide with the video. I recommend going to the link below and loading the drawings on a separate screen. This way you can watch the video without jumping back and forth.
This install could be done in a renovation also. The only difference would be that you would bust some concrete to install the tank and your plumbing. This may seem like a huge task, but it really is not. Anyone is capable of installing a pit and pump. If you find yourself up against some issues that are not specified in the video, contact me. I will give you some consultation at no charge.
Here is the links for the videos.
Link for all drawings. I recommend you read these closely.
Thanks for watching. Please. If you have any issues in any of your projects, contact me.