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Old 01-18-2010, 05:37 PM
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I'm going to be finishing a bathroom in my basement. My sewer pipe exits through the foundation about 3 inches off the ground and there's a screw on cap at the end.
All the toilets I've seem mount on the bottom of the unit. So I'd have to add a 90 degree elbow to the existing pipe which means I'd have to put the toilet on a platform of some sort.
Are there any toilets that have the drain in the back? The only ones I've seem that do that are pressurized units that require some sort of unit behind the wall. I don't really want to do that because that would mean I'd have to offset the bathroom wall a certain additional distance form the foundation wall (waste of space).
Any suggestions?

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:08 PM
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That screw on cap is a cleanout for either your septic or sewage line. If you tap in there make sure you leave provisions for another cleanout. Id put the toilet up on a platform but if not here you go.http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...ed=0CB8QrQQwAA
http://www.deabath.com/IFO/Ifocera/ifocera.htm
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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rent a sewer cam or have someone come do it for you. Find out where the lines are under the concrete slab. Cut the slab, hook in. patch the concrete.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:52 AM
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They do make floor mounted rear outlet toilets. They're outlet is 4 1/4" center line from the floor so you have to raise that drain up a little bit.

Don't worry about the clean out as you could always pull the toilet off if you had to.
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Originally Posted by saltydog251 View Post
They do make floor mounted rear outlet toilets. They're outlet is 4 1/4" center line from the floor so you have to raise that drain up a little bit.

Don't worry about the clean out as you could always pull the toilet off if you had to.
I've installed a backflush in prev house and it worked fine. Why not cut the pipe flush if you have enough drop from the floor to the lateral drain? Keep in mind that as you add appliances (sinks, showers etc) you need to install vents/vacuum breaks.

I just installed a full bath in my daughter's basement. Breaking the concrete, installing the pipes where you want, etc is really no big deal. Besides this one I've done several others and have yet to encounter a major issue. In one home I had to install a sump and pump up to an overhead drain (abt 10 feet).

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Old 01-19-2010, 04:43 AM
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Thanks for all your help guys! I think that saniflo toilet will do the trick!
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