Sewage pump could cause big mess

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Jim W, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Jim W

    Jim W New Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    I am installing 3/4 hp sewage pump in a downstairs addition because the downstairs bath is lower than the city main. It is installed to code complete with 2" vertical check and all.

    I was getting ready to make the final hook-up to my main when it occured to me that if I ever had a plug somewhere down my mainline and effluent couldn't flow to the city main, it would continue to pump and probably come out of the upstairs shower first, then the toilet, etc.

    Any ideas save installing a back-flow check at every discharge point? There is a shower, a tub 3 lavs and two toilets upstairs.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Doing that would create more problems than you could possibly, or would want to, deal with. It is a definite possibility, but there are no GOOD ways to prevent it, other than preventive maintainance of the sewer.
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