Plumbing Question

How to get soil pipe to new attic bathroom

Hi, We are planning to take a slice off a big bedroom to make an attic bathroom.

Please can you outline what the options are for getting a soil pipe up to the attic? The new bathroom will be above and 8 foot to the right of the current family bathroom. The outside soil pipe is between the family bathroom and where we are planning the new bathroom. The new bathroom will be on the top attic floor of a big terraced house so is very high off the ground.

We have been told that the soil pipe can be connected inside with the house with no need for work to the outside of the property but that there will be a pipe running up to the top floor inside the family bathroom that will need to boxed in.

What are the pro's and cons of changing the outside soil pipe and doing the changes inside? I can't imagine what this would look like?

All help and suggestions would be helpful. It's hard to get your head around these things.Thanks very much.

additional information: Thanks for the replies so far. We don't want to use a macerator if we can avoid it.One current suggestion is to make some kind of join in the current bathroom, box the pipe in and run a pipe up to the attic to the new bathroom. Mel

2 Answers

You could try using a saniflo system - the pipe will be small bore so easier to run under floors and less obtrusive.

http://www.saniflo.co.uk/homeowners/sfa-product-line/adaptable-macerator-and-lift-stations-for-small-spaces-and-commercial-buildings/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINQVTBtT6Y

Answered 19th Jun 2012

SBS Ltd

Member since 23 May 2012

one solution is to run the soil pipe externally or there may be an existing internal soil pipe that terminates through the roof which may be accessed

Answered 19th Jun 2012

trent gas (services) ltd

Member since 19 Jun 2012

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