Dixie, several years ago I added a full bath, kitchenette, and laundry area in my basement. We jackhammered and put in the pump unit with all of the drains feeding directly into it via input provisions to the pump tank. I pump it up about 7 feet to the main drain going into my septic. Works like a champ. And all my fixtures are regular off-the-shelf items. I would recommend this approach. We also vent it back to the main drain with no problems.