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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.


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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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