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rodsteryz 02-17-2008 01:01 AM

sink/shower drain
I'm putting a bathroom in the basement, using upflush system for the toilet. Can I run the sink and shower water directly to the sump pump where the clothes washer water goes? I know the "right" way would be to run the water into the upflush system but that is changing some of my layout options.

Mike Swearingen 02-17-2008 08:32 AM

It depends on where the sump pump water is being discharged, and more importantly, how and where the local Building Inspection Department allows gray water to be discharged per local code, permit and inspections.
Good Luck!

raam 02-17-2008 11:32 AM

Codes of course, how much use will this bathroom get ?

rodsteryz 02-18-2008 01:20 AM

Water from the washer goes into a sump hole (concrete) and then is pumped up and over and directly into sewer line going out. As for how much it is going to be used, it will not be the primary bath room but do plan on using it quite a bit. Where do you find codes? I live in Kansas

Double A 02-18-2008 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by rodsteryz (Post 98877)
Where do you find codes? I live in Kansas

City of Hutchinson, Kansas Inspection and Code Enforcement

Your plumbing is covered under the 2003 International Plumbing Code.

rodsteryz 02-18-2008 07:13 PM

Thank you. Clicked on link, sent me to hutch gov. codes not there. Searched for codes and all I could find were code books to buy. Are codes not free to look at. Sorry for my ignorance on this, guess I am not really up on doing things to code.:eek:

Double A 02-22-2008 02:52 PM

No, unfortunately most model plumbing codes are not free to look at. They are copyrighted materials so you have to beg/borrow/buy a copy. Your local inspector's office I listed will have a copy and should be able to answer your specific question more quickly than we can.

Local codes are sometimes amended to be more stringent than the model code they are based on. Sometimes certain requirements are deleted from local code. Its best to talk directly to them. They are what we call the "authority having jurisdiction" in your case. What they say goes.

Hope this helps.

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