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Old 11-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Gonna put new tank in basement

So in the next year I'm gonna be finishing my basement. I haven't started that process yet. I'm gonna upgrade from my 40 to a 120 when it's finished. I don't really want to drag buckets of dirty water up my stairs every wc. Should I add anything to element this to my basement?
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So in the next year I'm gonna be finishing my basement. I haven't started that process yet. I'm gonna upgrade from my 40 to a 120 when it's finished. I don't really want to drag buckets of dirty water up my stairs every wc. Should I add anything to element this to my basement?
How about a water source so you could have a RO/DI resovoir right nixt to the tank?
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My ro system is hooked up in the basement already. Thanks for the thought
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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My ro system is hooked up in the basement already. Thanks for the thought
Oh good! How about a drain in the basement, and a spot to hang your lights? (If you want to hang them)
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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A drain would be good. Maybe add a sink or something. I wonder how much that would cost
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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You can buy a stand alone utility sink for pretty cheap (i think around $100) and just run your plumbing to it. Do you have a drain in the floor anywhere?
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I don't have a drain. I have a sump pump but I don't think I can put saltwater down it. It would drain out into my yard.
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I don't have a drain. I have a sump pump but I don't think I can put saltwater down it. It would drain out into my yard.
Are you on a sceptic system? If not you can add an ejector pump (to a tank, sump, sink drain, etc) and pipe it up to your sanitary sewer. If not you can still eject it to a container higher in an easier more accessible location and the manually empty that where you prefer.
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Won't the ejector pump rust? Or is there a way to prevent that?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #10
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You can use a pump same as a return pump for a SW tank. All you need is a float, emergency float/alarm, check valve, etc. Google ejector pump installation, diagram, plumbing, etc. and you will see the design. Then just use an aquarium pump if you are worried about the SW rusting it out. There probably are pimps rated for marine environments that can pump massive amounts but sounds like all you need is to remove PWC amounts.
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