Plumbing a Toilet
Saniflo Installation 101: What you Need to Know About Plumbing a Toilet
If you’re about to install a toilet in your basement, you might be wondering how hard plumbing a toilet can possibly be. The good news is that it’s not as hard as it may seem - especially when you opt for a Saniflo system. Even if you’ve never installed a toilet before, plumbing a toilet is a simple experience.
Here are a few tips to help you install a toilet in your basement:
- Understand the Difference Between Toilets. A Saniflo toilet is much different from a standard toilet. Saniflo macerating systems feature a macerator and a pump, which discharge waste out the back of the toilet. A regular toilet, on the other hand, discharges down below the subfloor and into your home’s plumbing system. Because of this, you have to install a flange, wax ring, and plumbing. With a Saniflo system, on the other hand, you only have to sit the toilet on the floor and run PVC piping to connect the system to your existing plumbing.
- You Need Access to Electricity. When you install a Saniflo system, you need access to a source of electricity - preferably one with a GFI breaker.
- You Probably Won’t Need a Plumber. If you’re installing a Saniflo system, you likely do not need to hire a plumber. These systems are meant to be simple and straightforward, and it’s easy to DIY them in a weekend or less. Even if you do have to hire a plumber, the installation will be much less time-consuming and expensive than it would have been with a standard toilet system.
Plumbing a Saniflo System Made Simple
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