Detail question relating to sewage pit check valve and shut off valve.
1) I am in NJ and am installing a basement bath with ejector pump. I was planning on placing a ball valve just after the check valve but was told by someone at the local box store who sounded intelligent that code does not permit a shut off valve in a waste line. Is this correct? I would like to have the ball valve there in case maintenance of the check valve is required and almost every drawing I see of basement pits show a ball or gate valve in line.
2) The check valve I purchased states to install horizontally, but most pictures and instructions show them mounted vertically. I can do either but wondered if it makes a difference.
background: The pit , rough plumbing under slab, and vent to roof were all done when the house was built and I am now finishing the basement. 2" abs lines for waste and vent.
Thanks in advance.
thats the best way ..always
The expert at home depot dont know what he is talking about...
Why in the world you not want a way to hold back
the sewage in case the pump or check valve were to fail???
have you ever had to change a check valve with a 10 foot pipe
loaded with crap above that valve and no way to hold back the fun????
Its just a nice thing to do for the next poor dumbass that has to fool with
that system someday...and it might be you
Get one of those plastic 2 inch full flow ball valves and install it above the
check valve and you have done a bang up job....
the next thing I suggest is you get one of those new
SILENT spring loaded 2 inch check valves ....they are great
and most customers have praised me for changeing it out
when replaceing a sewage pit....you dont have the large clank
throughout the house if you use the silent one...about $14.00