Q: After years of saving and planning I’m going to build a pool room in my basement, complete with a small bar and a bathroom. Since it will be mostly my friends and I using this room, I want to install a urinal in the bathroom. My wife said if it will keep us in the basement she is OK with it. What is a good choice for a residential urinal?
A: I have installed urinals in a few houses over the years and while they work fine, a standard commercial urinal can be a bit much for residential use.
However, new smaller waterless urinals are now available and work well for residential use. Plus, like the name says, a waterless urinal can save a lot of water over using a toilet just to flush liquids.
Another benefit of a waterless urinal is easier installation since no water line is required. Waterless urinals are easy to maintain, and with odor-controlling accessories the good times can keep on flowing in your new basement bathroom.
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org.