I’m reaching out to the community to see if anyone has had experience with bathroom addition and installing a new toilet, specifically having a macerator toilet installed, the one sold at HD or Lowes?
We are in the process of renovating a room on the second floor that previously housed our washer/dryer and hot water heater units, all electric. We switched to tankless gas water heater and along with the W/D moved them out to other parts of our home that made more sense. We now have an empty room and because we already have the existing drain line, electrical power and exposed walls, adding a sink and shower isn’t too difficult. Issue comes installing a toilet, which would need to tie into our existing stack pipe. Problem is the closest stack pipe is on the opposite side of the house, and the 110yrs-old pipe would have to be cut into to add this new connection.
We know this because the ceiling directly below our potential new bathroom is completely exposed, results of a previous job of installing a new HVAC system and had to remove all the unnecessary duct bulkheads. Having the majority of the walls/ceiling exposed has been great for the plumbers, electricians. They can see any potential issues and they can give us better idea and estimates for all the work that will be required.
Various plumbers have given us estimates and come up with creative solution and the option is to run the new toilet line below the floor joist, which means dropping the…