Basement Bathroom Venting

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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #1

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    I purchased a home where the previous owner ran the plumbing for a basement bathroom. Installed is an ejector pit, two 2" pvc pipes, one 1 1/2" pvc pipe and one 3" toliet flange. My questions are 1) is this set up for a toliet, sink and shower and if so 2) how are these fixtures vented? I have included two pictures of how i think it should be vented (all based on where the sink drains into), and finally 3) can a 1 1/2" pipe be used for venting? Thanks.
     

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    are the pipes in the floor visible or do you think thats whats there?
     
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    The pvc pipes stick up out of the floor but the previous owner laid the cement so I can not tell what type of connections he used.
     
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    you only mentioned the 1 1/2 out of the floor, not an extra 2", but if I was a plumber (and I am) I would have run the wc right into the pit with 3" with a 3x2 wye going to the shower with a 2x 1 1/2 wye off that for the lav. That is the classic example of a wet vent. Your pic looks like option 1 is what you want. If you have an extra 2" just bring it above the lav height before you connect it to the lav vent. you need a check valve on the sewer line and in some states an alarm with a float to let you know the pump isnt working. I dont know illinois regs.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. The three pipes out of the floor, not including the wc, are two 2" and one 1 1/2". Knowing the need to vent, I wasn't sure if the 1 1/2" was the wet vent for the sink and the 2" shower or just the shower or for all three. If the 1 1/2" is fir sink and shower, then I assume the remaining 2" vent is for the wc ??

    Looking into the pit, only one pipe (3"). discharged into it. Other than that, i have no idea what connections were used.

    There will be a check valve on the sewer line.

    Not sure I understand you one statement....If you have an extra 2" just bring it above the lav height before you connect it to the lav vent. Maybe you can elaborate on this.
     
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    You need to check your local codes. Some codes just the pit needs to be vented
     

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