Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Replacing basement sink pump


I am replacing my 20 year old basement sink pump that failed. The old pump was a box on the floor that pumped the waste water from the sink about 6 feet up to house drainage line. The old pump contained had an open copper pipe air that went from the pump box up the side of the sink and ended in a u shape into the sink, this pipe let air in and out of the pump. The new pump is similar in design except it includes a 1.5" hole for what it says is a vent pipe. I'm not sure what to do with it. I don't believe I'm anywhere near the house venting system pipes and I'm not sure what purpose it would serve hooking it up to that. There is a check valve upstream from the pump so it is not like water can back into the pump or sink. One other question, the old set up did not have a trap, the pictures in the installation manual show one so I'm inclined to add one any reason i should not?

kornfein is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
basement sink, pumbing sink, sink pump


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing a shower replacing with sink HuskySkull Plumbing 0 01-17-2010 12:08 PM
Replacing kitchen sink hockeymom Plumbing 2 08-31-2009 11:42 AM
Is having a sump pump an indication that the basement has a flooding problem? MCK Plumbing 7 08-24-2009 08:57 AM
Finishing basement....sink won't drain jerrydlish Plumbing 1 08-19-2009 08:36 PM
Sink Drain Pump Vent Handyman101 Plumbing 0 03-11-2009 11:43 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.