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What is needed for installing a basement shower?

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Installing a basement shower requires an already established plumbing plug system, breaking into the concrete or an up-flush system. The addition of a shower to the basement creates a great space for guests and the addition of another full bathroom increases the homes value.

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If the home was built with plans for a basement shower then there will be plumbing stubs already installed. In this case, the only thing needed to complete the installation is to select a shower and place it on the stubs.

If the homeowner does not want to break into the concrete, an up-flush system can be installed. An up-flush system pumps sewage to the main sewer line from a holding tank. Up-flush systems are a great option for homeowners who did not have plumbing stubs installed or that do not want to hire a professional to complete the concrete work, but they can be expensive, making them a less appealing option for homeowners on a budget.

In order to install a basement shower without established plumbing stubs or an up-flush system, a professional must break through the concrete to provide proper venting for the drain. Homeowners who do not possess the plumbing knowledge of how to install a basement shower properly should not attempt to do the work on their own.

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