Sewage Ejection & Wash Machine
Posted by Jimbo on May 14, 1999 at 19:03:28:
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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