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Old 12-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #16
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Sump pump is pushing water up into the bath tub. Eh?


Might be onto something here. As I said, we have two sump pumps. The one up front hasn't been used since we've been here, but it's got an identical pit, identical pump, identical setup, etc as the rear pump. The only difference is the rear pump gets used heavily because it's used with the clothing washer, so it's constantly offloading that, hence my issues above.

I traced the pipe that comes from the front pump. It goes to an entirely different location on the far right side of the basement. Look at these images:

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Think I can just hack into the pipe, add a Y, and add the rear sump pump to it? Would a clothing washer dumping into (what I assume) the pipe for the drain field be okay?

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You don't want solids like lint clogging up a buried drain field.
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So if I'm understanding this properly, the optimal plan would be to have the washer drain right into the sewer line, and have the sump pump (including the sink down there) dump into the drain field. Eh?
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #19
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The sink and the washing machine should be piped into the sanitary sewer system which you said was a city sewer system. They have to be properly trapped and vented. The sump pump basically receives rain water from around the footers, and can be pumped out of the basement, usually onto a slash block.

Your term drain field is applicable to a septic system. Its important to use the correct terms if you wish to be understood.
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The sink and the washing machine should be piped into the sanitary sewer system which you said was a city sewer system. They have to be properly trapped and vented. The sump pump basically receives rain water from around the footers, and can be pumped out of the basement, usually onto a slash block.

Your term drain field is applicable to a septic system. Its important to use the correct terms if you wish to be understood.
I'm just using the terms that were presented to me during the inspection. This situation has several different angles, though. The washing machine and sink need to go into the sewer system. Okay, fine... I can get a hose extension and likely hook it up to the sewer pipe along the ceiling. But the sink on the other hand... I have to figure out some way to get the water from the sink to "lift" up to that point. I think that's why they just opted to put the sink/washer in the sump pump since it was just easier (even if it may not have been entirely correct). Hmm...

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