We did many conversions thru the years, outside pit that house drained into then pumped into city sewer, essentially a "force main". Expensive,yes, effective,yes. BUT it also makes your neighbor the next lowest point.
ExactlyWe did many conversions thru the years, outside pit that house drained into then pumped into city sewer, essentially a "force main". Expensive,yes, effective,yes. BUT it also makes your neighbor the next lowest point.
Jeff. Your Idea is a sound one with one draw back.What about eliminating the sewer connection to the washing machine?
Cap off that standpipe, and maybe still install the alarm sensor in there to alert for when the backwater valve closes.
Run the washing machine discharge into the sump pump, and you apparently already have a commercial pump down in there.
Washing machine into sump pump is probably not to code, but it is extremely common to do this, and the discharge goes to a combined city sewer anyway.
Put a fairly air tight cover over the sump, just because laundry lint tends to accumulate and rot in there.
Or just rinse it and pump it out twice a year if it gets smelly.
This won’t fix the whole problem, but it eliminates the escape point for backed up
Does the sump discharge into the sewer?
Maybe you can just discharge it onto the grass, that is what most towns want nowadays, anyway.
Laundry water won’t hurt anything, and legal or not, until they fix the screwy sewer, don’t ask don’t tell, as they say.
Changed your mind?OK..I see where you are coming from
That would work. now let's talk MONEY
To do what you suggest, Which I agree would work
would cost the Op thousands. do you agree?
instead of that expense. would you agree that spending less than $1000.00 would be a better option?
Hi all -- I own a duplex that I rent out in Gloucester City, NJ. The city itself has a combined sewer and my duplex is at the end of the street, right where the sh*t, literally, rolls down hill.
I've had the house for about 18 months and there has easily been 10 times where water ends up in the basement.
The other day, the city sewer just inexplicably got clogged and since I'm the first pipe before, my pipe fills up. The checkvalve does its job but it prevents the house waste from exiting to the sewer, and then the backfill just finds the path of least resistance -- typically coming out of the washing machine (gross!) and the drain pipe which is obviously somewhat open for the flex pipe between washer and the drainage.
According to the OP Post #1 Says that IS THE CASESo your saying, I guess, that all the problems were based on a plugged sewer out in the street. That was obvious not the case.
1. An alarm on the backwater valve -- I'm not sure if this is what you mean: Deluge Backwater Valve Flood Alarm - - Amazon.com Essentially just creating a loud alarm to warn the tenant to chill out with water.
Problem I see with that is #1, the alarm could happen anytime. If it rains really bad overnight and the alarm goes off, I could see having a tenant being unhappy or even ignoring it.
ANNNDPer OP...."the alarm could happen anytime. If it rains really bad overnight...".
10-4 good buddy
The point being very simply this...ANNND
what point are you trying to make? try using a verb or 2,
The OP has rejected the alarm idea.
he clearly says the tenants will ignore it.
Only one changing details is you my FriendThe point being very simply this...
I said, "So your saying, I guess, that all the problems were based on a plugged sewer out in the street. That was obvious not the case."
Your reply, "According to the OP Post #1 Says that IS THE CASE"
I can't discuss details when they keep changing and for what reason, I'm not sure. If you missed some details, no big deal. Don't keep going in different directions.
So if you don't mind, I think I'll opt out of this discussion and stick to responding to the OP.