Sewer ejector pump smells

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by tdog, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. tdog

    tdog New Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    I have a sewer ejector pump that was installed in my basement from the previous homeowner who but a shower, sink and toilet in when he finished the basement. I have noticed periodically that the basement will get a sewer like smell only in the area where the pump is. I noticed that the vent from the pump is capped off with an autovent..he did not run a vent pipe to the outside or through the roof. Can this be causing the smell and is this acceptable under code? If not, how can I find solution to this problem?

  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    The basin needs to be vented up and out, and an AAV would do nothing good in this type of set-up. This should be addressed ASAP as sewer gas can be highly poisonous.

    The local building inspector might allow venting out a sidewall, but I believe most locations would specify venting out through the roof.
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