How to Install a Basement Washroom

How to Install a Basement Washroom

How to Install a Basement Washroom


1. Use a small drill bit and drill through the wall to install the dryer vent. You should choose a location that is near the base of your home, and clear of obstructions.

2. Use the small hole as a guide to cut through the siding of the house and into the basement with a 2 1/2-inch hole saw.

3. Apply a small amount of caulk to the dryer vent. Next, use a driver to screw the vent in place.

4. Use zip screws and a driver to connect the flexible metal dryer vent tubing with the dryer vent.

5. Connect the dryer vent tubing with an elbow fitting.

6. Use a clamp to attach the dryer vent tubing onto the dryer’s back.

7. Connect the dryer to a 240-volt outlet.

8. To connect the water pump and washtub, you will need a reciprocating saw.

9. Install a PVC Y fitting to replace the section of the pipe and attach it to the galvanized pipe with a rubber coupling.

10. Make sure the water supply is turned off. Then, with a copper pipe cutter cut the hot and cold lines.

11. Copper pipe T-fittings can be used to replace copper pipe connections.

12. Connect new copper pipes to the T-fittings, which will lead to washer.

13. Apply flux to all joints and torch the connections.

14. Install a washer shutoff valve at the supply location.

15. Attach stainless steel hoses at the faucet supply line and washtub. Then, tighten them by hand and secure them with a pair pliers.

16. PVC 1-inch pipes should be connected from the washtub to the PVC Y-connection, and drain line. Install a check valve and a ball valve that control the flow to stop water from returning to your pump.

17. Place washer in place. Connect the supply hoses of stainless-steel to washer.

18. Keep the water pump running until it is turned off, even if water is being fed. It will cause the pump to shorten its life span and reduce its cycle time.

Tools & Materials

  • Drill/driver

  • Hole saw bit – 2 1/2 inches

  • Caulk gun

  • Reciprocating saw

  • Pipe cutter

  • Propane torch

  • Pliers

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