Re: Basement bath
Posted by hj on July 02, 2004 at 09:25:21:
In response to Re: Basement bath
Grade, regardless of the amount, does not control backflow. The plumbing will back up and overflow in the event of a stoppage or backflow. A backwater valve is the only way to minimize the problem. When they work they control both liquids and solid wastes. Howver, any debris caught in them will allow liquid to backflow, althouth at a slower rate than without the backflow valve.

: I'm about to start a basement rough-in for a 4 piece bathroom. While planning, it struck me that there is a potential problem in the event of the toilet backing up.

: Although upstream and not accounting for grade,the waste lines for the tub and shower will connect to the main at the same elevation as the tiolet. Both connnections are approx. 5 foot runs, 8 feet from the WC connection. The main and WC will be 4" the tub and the shower 1-1/2" (would you recommend 2"?) Grade will be between 1/8" to 3/16" / ft. If at some point the toilet were to backup, it wouldn't take much before waste would enter the fixtures. What can be used to prevent waste entering these fixtures? Is ther I understand backwater valves prevent solid waste only? What other valve, device or method can be used to control flow direction. The grade I've mentioned is the best I can get under the circumstances. Is this a valid concern?

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