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Old 10-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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I just hooked up my washer to drain into my sump pump. When the pump turns on i get a gargle sound coming from my bathroom. The bathroom is on the first floor right next to my bedroom. Is there anything i can do to prevent this sound?

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I just hooked up my washer to drain into my sump pump. When the pump turns on i get a gargle sound coming from my bathroom. The bathroom is on the first floor right next to my bedroom. Is there anything i can do to prevent this sound?
Sewage pump or sump pump. there is a difference. Sumps should not receive gray water. Check your venting system

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Its a sump that goes up six feet and into the city sewer. If i cant drain in sump what do i do?
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Is this a new washer installation? If not, where did it drain before? Washers don't actually drain; the water is pumped out, so the discharge can be above the washer. I once had an older home where the sewer line ran along the basement wall, about 5 feet above the floor. There was an exposed trap and short standpipe for the washer to discharge into.

Laundry water shouldn't really go to a sump. It contains a lot of lint, as well as buttons, pocket change, etc. The pump will clog in no time.
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Yes its new for me i just bought the house. How can i tie into the sewer line its 3" copper. Also will the washer be able to pump it up 6-7 feet?
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do you have a utility sink or floor drain in the basement? What year was your house built?
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1958 the utility sink is right next to it but it drains right into sump pump.
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Yes its new for me i just bought the house. How can i tie into the sewer line its 3" copper. Also will the washer be able to pump it up 6-7 feet?
Wow. Copper DWV lines. I once owned a house that had them as well. That stuff would cost a fortune today. As for your question, is the line 6-7 feet above the washer, or above the floor? If above the floor, you should be OK. But check the manual for your washer to see what it says about that.

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