Oppss. Did not realize this would create an argument. Anyways, Hunter is not confined to basement all the time, he goes there like rest of the house, however his crate is downstairs so he does sleep there or whenever he has to be in crate.
I guess he has figured different set of rules for upstairs and basement, so kind of house broken for upstairs and not in the basement.
I have taken the advice given earlier about starting from scratch, back to routine of multiple potty breaks outside and no time without supervision downstairs. No accident for last few days.
On a separate note, at what age would i expect his poo frequency to go down, he still goes about three times a day for poo.