Is the saniflo system for basememt bathroom is cheaper than a new plumbing system?

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Posted by: from Mississauga
3/21/2013 at 6:40:57 PM

Broke a concrete floor to reach the pipe or install a saniflo system.

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Date/Time3/21/2013 at 8:24:40 PM

Hi, there is properly to connect to underground plumbing to bracke the concrete and find the main 4" pipe.

The sanyflow is the 2nd option but needs maintenance from time to time. My opinion is do a gob one time not twice.


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Date/Time3/21/2013 at 8:56:09 PM

A saniflo system can be cheaper than a traditional bathroom rough In. There are some things that you need to take into consideration such as how much floor there is to break up as well as the depth of the existing underground plumbing. With the saniflo there are also things that need to be considered such as how fat it has to pump as well as ceiling height if your planning to have a shower as well because you have to raise the shower to accommodate for the drain etc.. hope this helped you!!

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Jeff from Newson Interiors in Dunrobin
Date/Time3/22/2013 at 9:07:22 PM


There are a lot of factors to consider as Mark has pointed out. Planning your bathroom to be near the main drain will reduce the cost of the plumbing rough in. Keep in mind that the plumbing will still have to be accesed to install the saniflo system as well as the maintenance required for a much more complicated system.

I have installed the system but it always looks like an added-on afterthought and never has a finished look. Invest a little more now and you won't regret it later.

Hope that is helpful,


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Mo in Brampton
Date/Time3/30/2013 at 8:52:51 AM


I just grappled with the same question a month ago and decided to go with the simple permanent solution (gravity) by digging up the concrete floor in basement.

If you have no other option then Saniflo is the way to go, but keep in mind that mechanical and electrical things do break down and need maintenance. I have also heard from others that the pump is somewhat noisy.

Good Luck

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