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Old 03-27-2014, 09:09 AM   #16
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Is this diagram on the right track?
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Is this diagram on the right track?
Yes, that looks like the diagram out of the Liberty 404 installation manual?

The Liberty is a good pump system. It's nice that it's all in one package (with the exception of piping, check valves, etc.)

I would suggest staying away from the pumps at the big box stores.

Sounds like you're pretty handy. I don't think you'll have a problem with DIY.

Check back here often, post lots of pictures, and ask when you're stumped. There are plenty of professionals here that can help walk you through it.
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Yes, I believe that is the Liberty diagram. I found it on google images. I'm running out after work to buy the list of supplies Ghost gave and will report back. I have a question up front though. Regarding the vent, where does the vent actually lead to? Will running the vent higher than the sink up the wall and turned down with 2 90's prevent any gas's from escaping with just an open end PVC? Or does the vent connect back into something? Thanks again
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I think it would be best to take some more pictures and post them. Take some a little closer. What's the 4" PVC line coming down from between the floor joists? It looks like it's negative. The 4" cast iron (where the existing cleanout is) appears to be negative also. How did they tie the PVC into the top of that cast iron hub? It looks ajar. I'm about half tempted to tell you rip it all out and start over from where it leaves the foundation wall. Again, I'm not a licensed plumber but know when things aren't right, plumb, or code. Can't tell in your picture where the existing vent is. The vent off your pump will tie into an existing vent, not be left open air.
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Well at least It appears I've come to the right place. I appreciate the advice here!
There is indeed a disclosure at sale law and nothing was flagged as being insufficient or in need to be addressed. I've located that pump and most of the supplies at a store near work. I'm going to run out on lunch. Do you think that this is something a DIY'er without plumbing experience can handle? I am a competent guy. But I lack any sort of previous plumbing experience. I'm more than happy to tackle it though if you think it's something that can be done by getting feedback and posting pictures along the way.

Send the previous home owner a letter asking for all permits and inspections on all that new plumbing.. Original was cast iron. Might be able to re-coop your future cost. Thats if you actually have a building department of other agency that inspects plumbing in your area.
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I think it would be best to take some more pictures and post them. Take some a little closer. What's the 4" PVC line coming down from between the floor joists? It looks like it's negative. The 4" cast iron (where the existing cleanout is) appears to be negative also. How did they tie the PVC into the top of that cast iron hub? It looks ajar. I'm about half tempted to tell you rip it all out and start over from where it leaves the foundation wall. Again, I'm not a licensed plumber but know when things aren't right, plumb, or code. Can't tell in your picture where the existing vent is. The vent off your pump will tie into an existing vent, not be left open air.

A few more pictures for your viewing pleasure. Does this add any insight into the situation? I think I understand the basics and am OK with installing the basin and pump and drainage, but I'm really perplexed where to vent the pump still.
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Around to the left in the crawl space looking up toward the basement ceiling.
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Much better pictures. Better let the licensed plumbers here handle this one. I'm guessing your existing vent is the 4" that comes down through the floor joists. I could be wrong.
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Hmm. Can I just use a studor vent?
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what a mess..it really needs to be replaced all of it and replumbed as mentioned in this post for code compliant and to be right even if no inspections are done...
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Can you provide me with insight into what is wrong with it primarily? Aside from the washer drainage issue..
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Yes, I believe that is the Liberty diagram. I found it on google images. I'm running out after work to buy the list of supplies Ghost gave and will report back. I have a question up front though. Regarding the vent, where does the vent actually lead to? Will running the vent higher than the sink up the wall and turned down with 2 90's prevent any gas's from escaping with just an open end PVC? Or does the vent connect back into something? Thanks again

Because your washer machine is called a gray water waste normally inspectors do not make you tear your house apart to properly vent it. The smell is minimal. The 2 90's is to prevent stuff dropping into the pump. Make sure you take it well above the laundry tray flood rim so if pump fails it doesn't act like a drain.
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Let us first do the washer. Fix the rest when I see if you can handle this job please.

On the end of your cast iron tee is a clean out Attach your PVC Threaded adapter into the end Use teflon tape and pipe dope before screwing it in with a band wrench. Then you glue your 4 by 2 y on its back install a new pvc cleanout with plug on it's end. Bush down the 2 inch for the pump.


Rest of your plumbing is garbage done by a crappy handyman. You have tee fittings picking up drains matter of fact your old cast was done by farmboy joe...

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I don't want to be rude....just that the piping in general is not layed out well at all...surprised if you don't have trouble with it...

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