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Old 05-11-05, 02:38 PM
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We moved into a house and they have a washer draining into a pvc pipe that has a trap in it but raises up about 12" above the line going out to the sewar. the problem is our washer hose has to drain about 7 feet up into the air to go out this pvc drain. now septic smell is going into the washer. Anyone know what might be a good solution for this?

Can we empty our washer into our sump? the sump empties into our yard and we never use bleach..

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Have you thought about installing a sump pump, draining the washer into the sump and have the sump pump it up. Just a thought.
 
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i have thought about that but i've read that it might be against code. Especially since it goes out to the sewer. would i call the town and ask them?
 
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Yes by all means contact them. But make sure they understand you are pumping out your laundry water. The water they may be thinking of is water getting into your basement. You are using a sump pump for another reason.
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A sump pump and crock should only be used for residual ground water that

would otherwise come into the basement. The problem is that bacterial

laden greywater will always remain in the lower section of the crock, no

matter how you set the sump pump and will stink up your basement. The

proper way is to install a lift pump in the drain pipe of a laundry sink and

connect that directly to the sewer line, with a check valve in the line.

The difference is that the sink can be pumped completely and the faucet

mounted on the rim of the sink can be used to rinse down the soap residue.
 
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