So my buddy and I were sitting around talking about the houses we want to have eventually, when an interesting question was raised. How do basement toilets work? I mean, I've always thought that toilets worked on a gravity sort of basis. The basement is below the water level. Wouldn't everything just spit back at you when you flushed?
i think its actually called a refuse pump. A sump pump is used to move water i believe. We have a sump pump in the dozing tank of our above ground drain field. When we had to replace it, there was 2 kinds of pumps at lowes, a sump and a refuse. A refuse was for basements and solids/water mixes.
We've got city utilities, and our basement plumbing has an "ejection pit" as my contractor called it. Refuse pump down in a sump pump style pit, and a check valve so the **** don't flow downhill into my basement. The sewer line comes into the basement 4 feet off the floor.