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Outdoor Plumbing Solutions for Backyard Weddings

Between limited wedding dates, venue costs, and strict end times, you have decided to have a backyard wedding instead. And why not? Outdoor weddings are beautiful and unique. The gorgeous scenery and a relaxed atmosphere offer your guests a lot more charm and romance. 

However, an outdoor wedding can take a lot of work to plan and special resources to make a success. 

One perk of having your wedding at your family home — or maybe even at your own new home as newlyweds — is how personal it can be. You can choose your dream date, have the freedom to decorate and control your space. 

But despite that control, you are inevitably limited by the size of your space and the available amenities. The existing bathrooms inside the house won’t likely be able to handle the excess usage. Nor do you want your guest to use a porta-potty. 

Luckily, there’s another solution that could solve this problem.

SANIFLO is the only manufacturer in North America offering a complete line of macerating toilets, grinders, and drain-pump systems for above-floor, residential drainage applications. The company’s goal has always been to provide solutions that allow for simpler and easier plumbing installations, especially where it is impossible or cost-prohibitive to install conventional plumbing fixtures that require below-floor drainage.

Cutting through concrete floors to install plumbing can be very costly. Above-floor pumps allow you to achieve the bathroom of your dreams at a fraction of the expense of traditional, below-floor plumbing options. 

One Saniflo product, the Sanicompact, is a one-piece toilet system explicitly designed for small spaces, because the macerating pump system is built right into the fixture. This modern looking, dual-flush toilet is engineered to use as little as one gallon per flush. 

The macerating system also offers another key benefit for a wedding: the ability to handle drainage from a second fixture, such as a small, hand-washing sink. In short, you will be able to have a functioning half bath as well as the flexibility to use a restroom in a secluded part of the yard. 

The Sanicompact combines a vitreous china toilet bowl and- ½” W x 21-½” D. Indoors, it can be located up to 9 feet below the sewer line, such as in a basement. But outdoors, it can be positioned as far as 120 feet from a soil stack or sewer connection. 

sewer connection. Handling solid and liquid effluent, the system needs no gravity-flow tank for flushing. Simply pressing a push-button on top of the Sanicompact triggers the flushing action and macerating pump cycle. The flushing mechanism is electrically timed to allow water to pass through the toilet and then discharge through a 1-¼-inch connection in the back of the unit. 

This connection can be rotated 360 degrees to fit any type of preexisting pipe configuration, saving installation time and hassles. A non-return valve attached to this elbow at the factory prevents backflow into the unit. 

Home improvements that add both functionality and aesthetics are essential. By creating an outdoor bathroom, you’re making a small, but attractive and highly convenient oasis for you, your family and your guests. 

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