If you’re thinking about putting a bathroom in your finished basement, you may need a sewage ejection system. In many older homes (without plumbing under the foundation), the plumbing pipes run at the ground level. They run under the main floor and between joists and connecting with other pipes that ensure waste removal and water circulation.
If you were to attempt to connect a basement toilet with a sewer main, you may find that there is not enough drop from the basement toilet level to the municipal sewage system. Essentially there would not be enough boost from gravity to allow for evacuation of sewage at that level of your home.
Installing an ejector system is not difficult. It likely also means that you don’t have to cut into the foundation to lay sewage pipes – saving you time and money.
If your home is heated with a gas or oil fired boiler, it can be a major inconvenience when it breaks down. If it’s a very cold day, it won’t be long before the interior temperature of your home drops rapidly.
There are several reasons why boilers fail. The circulating pump is a common culprit. If this stops, the boiler will cycle on and off quickly but hot water will not circulate throughout your home. A safety mechanism in the boiler will prevent it from continually overheating the system; this is why you’ll hear the flame start and shut off.
Watch as we go from start to finish with our commercial project at Arabella Park Beer Bar in Kitchener, Ontario.
We took this location from a clothing shop (i.e. no plumbing) to a fully functioning restaurant. A great project and now a great addition to Belmont Village.
A testimonial of our work at Arabella Park Beer Bar in Kitchener, Ontario. Happy to be part of this project!
Listen to Lee Chasles talk about the of a failing water softener.
It’s the season for frozen pipes. As the temperature dips below zero, make sure your pipes are protected from the cold.
Listen as Lee Chasles talks about a homeowner’s common plumbing issue.