Install a Complete Bathroom Anywhere!
by Aliza Soko of Quality Bath
Under the stairs, in a basement, in a tiny closet or even the garage, you can install a full or half bath virtually anywhere. Areas restricted from conventional plumbing were once impossible to build a bathroom in. Today, with the emergence of the Saniflo Up-Flush Toilet System, practically anything is possible.
How It Works...
As opposed to the typical toilet the Saniflo does not depend on gravity to get rid of waste matter. Saniflo incorporates a macerator pump which completely pulverizes all waste into liquid and then pumps it through a standard pipe into the septic or sewer system. The Saniflo effectively takes over as the primary sewage system relegating the septic or sewer to second place. The Saniflo macerator is so powerful it can be installed up to 15 feet below the sewer line and 150 feet away from the soil stack.
The macerator is automatically activated each time the toilet is flushed. The blades rotate at 3600 RPM and in 4 seconds all waste is pulverized and within 7-9 seconds the entire process is complete. Once the system is finished the macerator deactivates, the toilet refills with water and the tank is fresh and ready to be used again.
More uses than just for toilets...
In addition to toilet waste certain Saniflos can also discharge gray water from other sanitary fixtures in the bathroom such as a sink, bathtub, shower, laundry sink, bidet and washing machine. For showers and bathtubs a base will need to be constructed for the installation of a P-trap. A washing machine will require an indirect connection.
Not only is Saniflo practical but it is also economical and hassle-free. The toilet uses only 1.6 USG per flush and takes up to 9 seconds for a complete cycle insuring minimal power consumption. A Saniflo can be installed on top of finished flooring, without breaking the concrete and since the waste is pumped through a standard pipe is requires only minor construction.
Relatively simple installation...
Installation of a Saniflo is extremely simple, requiring just four connections, and is often done by the homeowners themselves. Most of the components necessary come packaged with the unit except for the toilet seat and properly-sized PVC piping. Each Saniflo product varies slightly in installation. There are numerous online resources available to assist you in installing your Saniflo without complications.
Increase the value of your home and the quality of your life with the addition of a complete beautiful bathroom suite anywhere in your home.
About the author:
Aliza Soko is a kitchen and bath professional who works with
clients at Quality Bath