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Old 01-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #16
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chodaz....not a plumber, carpenter by trade. My question is why does your sump pump discharge to the city sewer? Thats not allowed in my area. Sumps should pump water to the exterior of the building.

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chodaz....not a plumber, carpenter by trade. My question is why does your sump pump discharge to the city sewer? Thats not allowed in my area. Sumps should pump water to the exterior of the building.
12penny - this is waste water. Not ground water. If you notice in the picture there's a floor drain and laundry tub tied into it. Sewer's overhead.
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2 reasons.

1. Thats how it was configured when I bought the home.
2. It doubles as the ejector pit, which has the washing machine discharge.
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Thanks...guess I'll stick with my current trade.
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There is a clear plastic cover over the pit which was installed and sealed by the company that put in my radon system. When the pump ejects water to the sewer it always makes the sink upstairs gurgle.

When I say I am going to tie into the galvanized pipe, I mean as a vent only, and not as a means to drain wastewater. I would bring a new pipe out vertically and connect it into the galvanized pipe with a wye.
attach a 1.5" vent to the plastic lid and tie it into the galv. pipe at the ceiling.
Does the sink that gurgles have a vent?
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The sink that gurgles does NOT have a vent. It was suggested in an earlier post that maybe venting that sink would correct the problem.
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The sink that gurgles does NOT have a vent. It was suggested in an earlier post that maybe venting that sink would correct the problem.
It just might

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