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Old 03-26-2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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Vent for sewage ejector pump


I am finishing my basement bathroom and it requires a sewage ejector pump. My builder ran two pipes in the closet where the pump basin is located - one for the drain and one for the vent. But he didn't label either pipe. How do I determine which is for the drain and vent? I guess if I cut open the pipes and one smells bad, it's for the drain but what if that doesn't work? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
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They will both spell bad. Can't you tell by where the pipes go?
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post pictures... closet walls finished? ceiling finished - drop in or affixed?
are pipes stubs painted ?

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Fair warning, when you get ready to cut the pipe open, have a 5 gal bucket on hand. My waste line had about a gallon of stuff you don't want on your feet.
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A sewage ejector pump is used when there are plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, below the public or private sewer line.
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Drill a small hole in each pipe (1/8") pipe. See if you get water. If you don't, go up on the roof and pour a gallon or two of water down the vent pipe. Then look to see which pipe comes out.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:19 PM   #7
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Weird in my area the pump is installed even if bathroom is unfinished.
We have floor drains tied into it for furnace.
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