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Old 11-26-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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utility sink pump?

Hey you guys,
I want to install a utility sink into my parent's basement. Only problem is, I've got no money First of all, is it possible to hook up a cheaper washing machine pump to a utility sink and have it pump up the water to the drain pipe instead of buying one of those expensive directly mounted utility sink pumps? I figured if our washing machine is pumping water up to the drain pipe then it could do it for a sink too right?
If it can't be done, do you guys know of any really cheap utility sink pumps mounted or not? Thanks


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Old 11-27-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... I'm not a Plumber, muchless a "To the Code" plumber....Although I've personally plumbed Many houses...

As a Master Re-engineer,....

I think that's a Brilliant Idea.....

All those pumps need is a Flooded Inlet to work,+ depending on just How you mount that under the sink,...
It should work just Perfectly......


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Old 11-28-2008, 09:50 AM   #3
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Technically, it could be done. The pipe going into the current house drainline requires a trap and a vent on it though to avoid sewer gas from entering the house.
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so i realized that we still have our old kenmore washing machine motor. All I need to do is get the pump that will work with it. My question is how do I set the pressure switch up with the sink so that it drains when the water level gets too high? Do I do it like a washing machine and hook up a vertical hose to the bottom of the sink and as the water rises the air pressure pops the piston? Or is it possible to set it up with a float switch? It seems like that would be easier. Any other ideas?
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