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Old 03-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Drain Q: Basement Utility sink move from one side to the opposite


I'm planning to move my utility sink from one side of my basement the opposite end. Now my sink is like 3 feet away from the main drain and it is working fine. The utility sink is just a little bit higher than the main drain. My question should I be able to move this sink without using a sump pump(I'm trying to avoid this)? I'm going to have to run a pvc pipe between 40 to 50 feet and at the end I I have to do 180 degree to connect to the main pipe. Should I be able to do if I build a 2x6 box and I put the sink on top of the box? Thanks in advance

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Your utility sink is currently attached to your sanitary sewer. It is not supposed to be attached to your sump pump, which is to remove rainwater.

As to you question of moving the sink, You will need a vent, and you will need slope at 1/4 inch per foot to tie in to the main soil stack. A 2 x 6 with 3/4 inch plywood is 6.25" 50 x .250 = 12.5"

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The current utility sink is connect to the sanitary sewer. So going by your formula, I'm good good with the 2X6 with a plywood. Abou the venting, should it be sharing the current venting? Do I just need a P-Trap? Thanks for your fast post.
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When you say sump pump are you talking about a sewage pump type setup? Usually when people talk sump pump they're referring to the pump they sit down in their pit to pump rain water away from their house. I've never seen a utility sink installed in a location that required a pump just for itself. Usually if it needs a pump its tied into a sewage pump that's servicing a bathroom.
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My bad, I should have explain. There is no sump pump on my basement as we speak. My basement sanitary sewer is like 2 feet from my floor basement. I was thinking that if I move the utility sink to the opposite side I would have to buy one of those utility sump pump(plastic ones). I'm trying to avoid that.
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Please post a picture of where you intend to put it...
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Here is the current location
http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/ph...1s1/8593104747
This is where I'm putting it:
http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/ph...s1/8594204972/

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I can't see your pics...
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I can't see your pics...
I edited it.
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What's that drain in the 2nd pic? Is it also making the 40-50ft run to the main stack?
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What's that drain in the 2nd pic? Is it also making the 40-50ft run to the main stack?
That's the drain from the upstairs kitchen sink. 40 and 50 are from the second picture to the sewer pipe.
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Oh ok, I take it that one drains out the wall higher than you can tie into?
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Oh ok, I take it that one drains out the wall higher than you can tie into?
I don't understand?
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The drain in the 2nd pic, the one you said is coming from the kitchen sink...where does it go to in the basement?
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The drain in the 2nd pic, the one you said is coming from the kitchen sink...where does it go to in the basement?
It goes to the sewer.

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