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gellswor 11-06-2010 12:35 PM

Utility Sink Drain Pump
I am adding a utility sink in my basement and need to use a pump as the drain is over 4' above the floor. I am considering one like the Hartell LTA-1.

My question is, should the outlet be hard piped to the waste line (adding a new vent bypass) or can it be discharged into a 'Y' fitting similar to a washing machine discharge? If both are acceptable, is either one a preferred or superior approach?

Thanks much.

braindead 11-06-2010 06:08 PM

You want to hard pipe it to your drain line, you should pipe up until you are just above your drain line and and grade it to the line ( don't pump up any farther then you have to). If you plan to discharge a wash machine into your sink make sure you read specs. about that. :)

gellswor 11-06-2010 08:14 PM

Ok thanks for the info, I'll do that braindead.

gellswor 11-07-2010 07:34 AM

Utility Sink Drain Pump
I have a followup question.

My house (1986) has two 3" plumbing vents. One vertical that goes out the roof, and a second horizontal, in the basement just before the grease trap.

1. What is the purpose of the second vent?
2. Can I use this horizontal vent to vent the new utility sink that I am adding in the basement?

Again, thanks for your help.

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