Washing machine draining into sump ?

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Old 10-08-19, 07:03 PM
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Washing machine draining into sump ?

I have a home inspection scheduled for this friday and i dont believe that the setup for the washing draining into sump is up to code please help
 
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Old 10-09-19, 03:37 AM
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What is about the setup that has you concerned? Grey water is allowed in most locales.
Is this a city/county inspection or connected to a sale?
 
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Old 10-09-19, 03:44 AM
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It is connected to a sale, I understand that the sump drains into the sewer and the washer is draining into sump , just seems like the set up is not up to code
 
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Old 10-09-19, 03:49 AM
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I misunderstood, I was thinking a sump pit out in the backyard or somewhere.
I know what you have was allowed a long time ago, don't know it it still is or not. IMO I'd let it ride and see what happens. IF the home inspector flags it and the buyer thinks it's a problem you'll have time to rectify it.
 
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I cant seem to add photos it keeps asking for url bit thanks for your time and input
 
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Old 10-09-19, 04:54 AM
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Washers drain into sewer all the time I don't see a problem unless you have a lot of ground water going into sump.
 
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Old 10-09-19, 05:26 AM
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Is your sump pump kicking on when the washer drains.

If yes then this is a definite no no as you are probably pumping grey water out to your back yard.

Also if you are using the washer when the sump pump is running due to ground water then you will be doing the same thing so I can see the inspector not passing this.
 
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Old 10-09-19, 01:47 PM
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A little help for picture posting..... How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 10-10-19, 05:40 PM
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Ground water or gutter water collected by a sump pit or otherwise must not be routed into a septic tank. Most cities do not allow it to b drained into the sanitary sewer.

Washing machine water may be drained to septic tanks or sewers. This should not be collected by the same sump pit that collects ground water or gutter water since the detergent will shorten the life of the sump pump.
 
 

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