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    Default All to the Sump pit

    Hello

    The washing machine, basement kitchen sink and wet bar all drain to the sump pit.

    The PVC line on the left is from the sink. The rear line is from wet bar and the black hose is the washing machine hose.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    where does the sump pit drain to?
    that would be the determineing factor as to right or wrong, and while it is a little hillbilly, that pump is not much differenty than a pump up system for a washer or basement sink.
    If it's going into the sewer line or storm drain, it is not allowed around here.
    If it pumps out to it's own drywell, no problem
    I have seen toilets hooked up to sump pits in the past. NICE!!
    That's not hillbilly.
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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    This one is connected to the house drain pipe


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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Everything pictured & described is completely illegal (yep, as in even potentially criminal), also note tile pit - in french drain/drywell and direct/contamination. Its a CF of public health hazard, compromize, bootleg idiotic work.



    The Illinois Department of Public Heath
    See: Illinois Plumbing Code, you can free in its entirety at the Gen. Assmbly site from Illinois.gov.
    also administrative code.



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    Everywhere outside Chicago, within Chicago see City Codes.

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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Thanks H.G.


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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    If it's going into the sewer line or storm drain, it is not allowed around here.
    You've got me confused Wayne. Since Donald didn't say anything about ground water going into the sump I ASSumed he was referring to a waste water ejector. If it discharged to the sewer or septic system why would that be a problem?

    Eric Barker, ACI
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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Let's clarify this - the sump is the pit, or crock.

    Eric Barker, ACI
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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    I see a connection for a floor drain or possibly weeping tile on the right side of the crock.

    I vote for "all messed up".


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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    I see a connection for a floor drain or possibly weeping tile on the right side of the crock.

    I vote for "all messed up".
    Yep, that too!



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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Ha Ha, I saw one with an overflow drain one time. Nice if your pump quits working, not so nice for the canyon area when the poop is draining into it.

    Jim Robinson
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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    You've got me confused Wayne. Since Donald didn't say anything about ground water going into the sump I ASSumed he was referring to a waste water ejector. If it discharged to the sewer or septic system why would that be a problem?
    Erik, Local muni's around here will not allow sump water to enter the sewer lines.
    Letting it go to the septic would stress the system and not a good idea.

    I didn't see the weeping drain prior to my first reply that's why i felt it was not a problem as long as not in a city drain or septic

    There is no poop in the pit, only water from washer, sink, and wet bar, not yet anyway
    the bar is open!!


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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    The problems with putting the machine and sinks going into a sump pit can end up being not a big deal or a very big deal.
    - Sump pits generally aren't vented or have sealed lids
    - Sump pumps are typically less aggressive and lower HP than ejector pumps. The pump could end up failing far sooner.
    - The machine and sinks will send organic material into the pit. They could end up with a real petrie dish in there. With no vent and no sealed lid, basement air quality, bugs and contamination could all end up being issues.

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    Default Re: All to the Sump pit

    Thanks for the info


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