Hey everyone, we’re starting to remodel a basement in our house that is 90+ years old. We’ve read many, many, many posts on this forum, hoping to educate ourselves.
The existing 3” soil pipe is above ground where we want to put the new bathroom (which is below the first floor bathroom). It does enter the ground across the room.
To avoid using a swage ejection pump, we are planning to trench across the basement until we meet the existing soil pipe under grade. We’ll probably have to use 1/8th inch over 12” pitch to meet up with the existing soil pipe. The new 3” pipe will be approximately 30 feet long, and will meet the existing soil pipe which is 4.5” below grade.
The new basement toilet, lavatory, shower, and washing machine will drain to this new pipe, and the vents will connect to the existing vent that the first floor bathroom uses. I have the shower and the washing machine sharing a vent, not sure if that is allowed.
Can you please review the piping plan for any glaring mistakes? (see 5 images below). Please assume that all drain pipes will be pitched at ¼ inch over 12”, and the vents will be pitched so that they will drain back to the drain they are venting. (Modeling the pitch was very difficult, so I gave up on it!). You’ll see several wye’s that are on their sides, assume they will be canted upwards to gain the required pitch. (Again difficult to model).