I'm finally going to redo the only bathroom in our house. While the contractor assures me the toilet will be put back at the end of each day, with four people living here we average using the toilet every ninety minutes. My first thought was an on-site porta potty, which everyone thought was nuts. How about a nice two bedroom suite? It's summertime on Long Island, a nice place is about $250 a day. Ouch.
So I thought about putting in a half-bath in the basement. Since the main septic line is halfway up the wall, I'll need to use an up-flush toilet. I've been looking at a Sanicompact
from Saniflo. I like it because it doesn't have a giant tank, it only needs water and electricity, doesn't need to be vented, and I can run the outflow from a vanity into it. The downside is I can't install a shower, but I had no plans to anyway. The basement is unfinished, so I'd only need to put up a couple of walls and a door. I should be able to do this for $2000-$2500, which is a lot more than staying at a hotel, but it might add a little value to the house.
Can't use a composting toilet, the town won't allow it and I'm not humping the compost up the basement stairs.
Anyone put in an up-flush bathroom? What should I beware of?