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Peggy Kyzar 04-20-2013 06:47 PM

Sump pump used on sewer lines
 
Is it a sump pump that can be used in a sewer overflow line?

AllanJ 04-20-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Peggy Kyzar (Post 1163783)
Is it a sump pump that can be used in a sewer overflow line?

You can buy a self contained holding tank with pump for such purposes as installing toilets or sinks in a basement below main drain level. This is hitched up to your main drain.

You may not construct a "sump pump pit" and use it for sewage.

You may not construct a sewage overflow line that dumps out in the open or into an underground facility not approved for sewage, such as a French drain.

plumberinlaw 04-21-2013 11:55 AM

Quite possibly what you are looking for is a sewer ejector pump. they cost a little more than a sump pump.

jagans 04-21-2013 02:36 PM

Peggy, I'm sure that you know that sewer lines carry solids like feces, and paper and what not. A sump pump is designed for clear water, and that's all. You need a sealed unit with a masticator in it to grind up the solids. A much more complicated task than what a simple sump pump has to accomplish. :huh:


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