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Old 02-25-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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Sump pump gurgle


Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. I would like to see if I can get any help before I start helping myself seeing as I am an electrician. But this is a plumbing question.

The wife and I just recently bought a new home. It's raining quite heavily tonight and the sump pump in my basement is kicking in every 5 or 10 minutes. I'm not a dummy to home renovations so I do have half a clue what's going on.

My sump pump is drained into a drain that my upstairs is also draining into, but when the sump kicks in the sink up stairs gurgles and drains my p trap. There is an air admittance valve under the sink upstairs and I put a bag over it just for a moment to see if it's actually working and it does suck air in through it. So what could be my problem? Do I need a vent or an AAV on my sump pump drain? Or is there another solution. Please help, it's quite loud in the night time.

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the AAV is not enough to handle the discharge from the sump pump, if it is a sump pump just for rain water or ground water, it should be pipes outside, not into your plumbing system..
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Thanks for your response. I heard that they were supposed to be drained outside, but that would be expensive and we do not have the funds at the time to do that. Is there anything that I could do meanwhile to stop the gurgle?
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if it only does it on very heavy rains...deal with the noise till you can have it repaired properly....that is having it discharge to outside rather than into the sewer system.. which is a code violation...
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As I said it would be expensive. In the thousands of dollars which we can't afford for awhile. I'm just looking for a way to make the gurgle stop if at all possible. My town doesn't have a sewer treatment facility so its not actually causing any grief to have it draining into the sewer.
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As I said it would be expensive. In the thousands of dollars which we can't afford for awhile. I'm just looking for a way to make the gurgle stop if at all possible. My town doesn't have a sewer treatment facility so its not actually causing any grief to have it draining into the sewer.
so where does your sewage go? do you have a septic system? and why would some pvc pipe cost thousands to run outside?
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I'd need to dig up the ground obviously. The closest ditch is at least 60 feet away. Can you help me or not buddy? I don't need a lecture. I asked a question and all youre doing is giving me the run around.

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Are you saying your town dumps untreated sewage into the river , lake ocean or whatever? Please let me know the river so I never drop my fishing line in that water.

Now onto your issue . Does your sump pump only run during heavy raisins or does it run more regularly ? If it's occasional you can just run a abs or pvc pipe up out of the basement above grade. The only expense is less than 10 bucks worth of pipe and rental of a tool to make the hole through the foundation wall or framing. Then get a flexible sump hose , attach to the pipe and lay it on the grind and just discharge on the yard away from the house. When it stops coil up the hose .
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