Re: Non-Plumbed Basement idea - will it work?
Posted by hj on February 07, 19101 at 07:52:45:
In response to Re: Non-Plumbed Basement idea - will it work?
There is no impact of a "new low point". No matter how plumbing is installed, there will always be a low point which is where the initial overflow will occur in the event of a sewer blockage. In your case unless you were to install a pump, which is not necessary unless the sewer is too high to make a connection, no matter how you connect it, it will be the new "low point". I just do not believe you, or anyone else, will be happy with the room that will result if you try to do everything above the floor.

: I think I get the genral drift here, but in laymans terms, what the impacts of the new low point - more chance of backup?
: Thanks, appreciate the feedback.

: : Don't connect to the bottom of an existing drain. You would be creating a new low point for your system. You must pitch down (at least 1/4" per foot) to either level or above the existing drain line. Consider a sewage ejector if it's real important for you to add this to your basement.

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