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Moving Toilet?

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Posted by: from Brantford
12/14/2021 at 9:35:28 PM

Question about moving a toilet so the previous set up had the discharge pipe from the toilet go straight down a joist cavity and now where we want to move the toilet I would have to drill through the joist about 5-6 with the toilet pipe which I don't really want to do, if I did that would installing a framed wall on each side of the hole pick up the load from above or would a macerating toilet be the way to go, it's an unfinished basement underneath so could I use a regular toilet have a drain pipe come straight down and into a macerating pump which would then pump it back up and out

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Date/Time12/15/2021 at 8:24:46 PM

Code does not allow you to cut 3" holes in a joist period! you must either re-pipe line below to fit right joist, drop line under the joist or re-design the bath layout. This is why bath remodels can cost from $15-$20,000 + on average from a professional...you can not do patch jobs to support a weakened joist. Houses are specifically engineered the way they are to prevent catastrophic failure. Amateur and subpar remodeling can fail fast or sometimes take years to finally manifest but manifest they will.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time12/15/2021 at 10:17:07 PM

Yes that's what I'm avoiding so will a pipe directly into a pump be the best solution? As we can not move existing line below joist so the new line will not be able to drain into it properly it would have to come down below joist then over 5 joist and then back up into the existing sewage line which I know won't work

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