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Old 04-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Adding a utility sink in the basement - draining question


I'd love to add a utility sink in the basement next to the washer and dryer.



As you can see, however, the main cast iron drain stack is pretty high off the floor, making connecting a drain to it not very straightforward. I know I can get a pump that would take care of that, but I'm wondering if it would be OK to let the sink drain directly into the sump pit you see there, and then have the sump pump drain it out when necessary. I know the sink would be used a lot, so it's not like the water would be sitting in the pit for a long time. Any thoughts?

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It is not right and would not pass any code but, it would work as long as where ever the sump pump drains to could handle the extra volume.

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Yeah, doesn't meet code
Where does the sump pump water go ?
Into a drain field or...?
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Yeah, doesn't meet code
Where does the sump pump water go ?
Into a drain field or...?
No, I live in town, so I have one single cast iron drain pipe for the entire house. I mean, what's the difference if I get an actual utility pump for the sink? It's all going to the same place. The sump pump never gets used (which is obviously a good thing), and the pit is right there. Ugh.
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