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Thread: Tie in Sump Pit to sewage line as safegaurd?

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    DIY Junior Member Jerry33's Avatar
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    Default Tie in Sump Pit to sewage line as safegaurd?

    If one were to install a pipe that lead from the top 1/3 of the sump pit to the sewage clean out pipe, could that adequately perform as a backup in case of a pump failure?

    I do know that it is illegal to drain to sewage, just curious if I were to lose my pump and my water powered backup, if this type of setup could perform up to snuff.

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    In most places, that would be illegal. Also, if you had a clog, you might fill the pit with sewage.
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    It is Illegal, but I would put in a check valve incase of a sewage back up and make sure trap always has water in it to keep out the odor

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