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Old 04-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Sump pump used on sewer lines

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


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Old 04-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Peggy Kyzar View Post
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.


The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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Quite possibly what you are looking for is a sewer ejector pump. they cost a little more than a sump pump.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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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.
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