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    Ok, we might be putting a full apartment in a basement. Can the bathroom be tapped into another bathroom that is directly above? Or what other options do I have for this, also We want to put in a dishwasher possibly and a kitchen sink. Any ideas on all this. And Where in the lines does it need to be vented?Laso, how to I find out where everything runs into the sewer line, cuz we are putting a seweage ejector thing in, so Ineed to find out where this will have to get connected. Thanks

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    That's a lot of work. Almost anything can be done, but it is hard to determine the costs without seeing it first. Can you see the drain lines coming down into the basement from above? Can you tell where it exits the house? If you are lucky, it goes all the way down and dissapears in the floor. If so, then you may not need an ejector system (best to avoid unless necessary). All of the things will need vents. Basically, you may need to tie all of them together and then either make a new one to the roof, or patch into the existing one upstairs above the highest sink level. Depending on the size of that vent, you may need a new one on its own. You may want to install a separate water heater which, if gas will also need a flue. Lots of things to think about. The incoming water supply lines may be marginal for another apartment.
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    Unless you are very mechanicaly inclined or are in a building trade, I would recomend you get a few quotes from plumbing contractors for this job / work.

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    thanks, I am inclined and have a basic knowledge of all this, and also have many books on it, I just can't find them right now, lol. It's not at my house, it's my grandmother's, so I'm not sure on all of that stuff, like wether it runs straight under the floor. For the vents, is there anyway to have it so it just comes out the wall and runs up the side of the house outside? This is like a split level house, so the basement walls only go up to about my shoulder, then it's drywall. If there are drains in the floor that means I don't need an ejector pump right? If I can't tap into existing water supple or something like that, then How do I get the water? Thanks.

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    The drains need 1/4" per foot slope, so depending on where it exits and how far you need to run the drains, you may or may not need a pump. I don't think an external vent pipe will pass code, nor does it look good. In theory, anywhere you can get access to a hot and cold water line, you could put on T connections and get water. But, ideally, it would be a larger pipe close to the source, or you may not get the flow that you want.
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    ok thanks, that's the answer I was lookin for. OK, now heres where I may sounds stupid or somethin, but wheres the main supply at?or how do I find it?

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