Re: Sewage Ejection & Wash Machine
Posted by hj on May 15, 1999 at 11:02:06:
In response to Re: Sewage Ejection & Wash Machine
The impractical side of discharging into the overhead line is that in the event of a septic tank backup, that washing machine connection will allow ALL the sewage to overflow into the basement area. Not a pleasant situation. Millions of washing machines drain into sump and ejector pump basins without any detriment to the pump.

: I am in the process of putting a bathroom in my basement. I am
: getting really confused about whether or not to run my washing machine
: into the pump. I keep hearing conflicting advice. My question has two
: parts....

: 1) Is it true that a washing machine pump is capable of pumping 8-10 vertical
: feet?

: 2) If #1 is true, am I better off, just pumping into a line that can be gravity
: fed to the septic system?

: OK - three parts....Part of the reason I have been told to do option 2 is that
: the soap from the washing machine can really mess up the floats in the pump systems...
: Is that true?

: Thanks for any help you can give.

: P.S. I am planning on buying a little giant sewage ejector pump.

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