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Sf49168 11-23-2013 09:20 AM

Toilet water in sump pump pit
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I have my pit connected to sewer line ( I know not allowed ) however i just found out after 3- 4 years when I flush , some of the water traces down into my pit area via connection. Since main pipe has slight curve , water follows it in. This is reason for smell. Any ideas on how to correct this so water doesnt not go toward pump. I have attached pictures.

Thanks in advance !

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Blue Jay 11-23-2013 02:52 PM

You need a check valve in the pump discharge line so water will only go 1 way.

beachguy005 11-23-2013 06:22 PM

Why not just rotate the elbowed section in the middle pic counterclockwise until it's pitched downward, then you'll get no runoff. Use a couple of 45s to realign and return the drain pipe back to plumb and into the pit.

Sf49168 11-23-2013 06:31 PM

I have a check valve rite by actual sump pumps. However it is still flowing from main line down towards pump and / or sitting mid way ....

Adding a few 45s could work also ..... Can check valves go horizontal and maybe ill add one near main line .. I think only vertical though


nealtw 11-25-2013 07:42 PM

How about a trap to stop the free flow of gasses and then look at the open pipe just behind the white pipe.

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