Can I put a bathroom in basement?

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  1. Apr 16, 2019 at 3:57 AM #1

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    Hello!
    I just ran into a situation and hoping you all can provide some insight. My family and I just moved into a new home. The basement has hydronic in floor heating and I am wondering if there is any way that I could put a bathroom into the basement. I asked a local plumber who was installing some fixtures for us and he said that no one would touch a project like that due to the hydronic heating. Is his assessment accurate? If so, is there any other creative ways that we might be able to get a bathroom in that basement?

    Any thoughts you could provide would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:33 AM #2

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    your plumber is correct, you do not want to cut that floor

     
  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 4:51 PM #3

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    Thanks Frodo! That Saniflo unit is an interesting idea. Do you happen to have any experience with them?

    I really appreciate the info.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 4:59 PM #4

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    No, I have never installed one
    maybe one of the other guys on here has
     
  5. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:21 PM #5

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    Ok, well thanks again frodo. That gives me something to research. If anyone does have experience with these, I would love to hear about it.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:32 AM #6

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    I can say for certain that I wouldn’t attempt to cut that floor. It will just make for an absolute disaster of a job. Forget about it.

    I’ve installed plenty of sani flos. When installed correctly and properly vented they work well. I dislike putting the shower on a base because you lose head room, but it’s necessary to grade the pipe.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM #7

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    Thanks for the additional info Matt. Do know if it's possible to put a tub in when using one of those systems? Or would a guy be better off just sticking with a shower?
     
  8. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:28 PM #8

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    Oh it’s defiantly possible. It just has to be raised on a base
     
  9. Apr 18, 2019 at 2:23 AM #9

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    they make a kohler tub with a longer apron, so the drain can hook up above the floor
    it is not cheap it is a cast iron tub

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