Toilet water in sump pump pit

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  1. Nov 23, 2013 #1

    Sf49168

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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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  2. Nov 23, 2013 #2

    Blue Jay

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    You need a check valve in the pump discharge line so water will only go 1 way.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2013 #3

    beachguy005

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    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.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2013 #4

    Sf49168

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    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

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  5. Nov 26, 2013 #5

    nealtw

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    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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