Slope: Not enough

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by HockeyFan, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. HockeyFan

    HockeyFan New Member

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    I'm building a house and the concrete footings are already in. I'm looking to put a toilet and sink in one area that I have no opening in the footing (at the right height) to allow the drain through to the other side of the footing where the rest of the household plumbing will be. The opening in the footing is at the base, which means that on the opposite side, I'll be too low to have much, if any slope to get across the house to the place where it would meet up with other drains to go out of the house.
    Since it's a concrete house, I can't really cut into the footings to put in a different opening for the plumbing. I was wondering if there's a different way (some sort of assist) for getting waste through this drain and get it to the rest of the drains at the point where it leaves the house (which would be at the proper level at that point). In other words, is there a way to compensate for no slope (or not enough slope)? I've heard of something used in prisons, that is some sort of vacuum system. I don't know if it can be used to get this waste line to where the other drains leave the house.
    And I'm also wondering if some sort of forced water assist in the line would help.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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  3. HockeyFan

    HockeyFan New Member

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    thanks for the quick response.
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