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    Got My Ejector Pump Swapped Out

    Not too awful of a job...the worst part was that the old check valve, which was noisy and seeping, had the shut off valve connected right to it...pretty useless of a setup. I cut the pipe below it to lift and rotate the cover out of the way for access to the old pump and ran a coat hangar up the check valve to release the "water" above it. That was the worst part as it splashed a bit. I changed the pump out anyway even though it was still working as I figured since I was tearing it all up anyway...the pump had to be 8-10 years old. Now the next work on it will be easier due to the separate shut off ball valve and the Fernco coupling. I just hope it 's not me that has to tear into it again.

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    CB. What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is an ejector pump and what is it used for?
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    When you have bathrooms/bars/laundry tubs and/or other plumbing in the basement with sewer lines higher than the floor, the drain and sewer lines empty into a sump. There is an ejector pump in the sump with a level switch that turns the pump on to pump the black water up to the sewer line to leave the house.

    Note for Texans and others South of the Mason Dixon...a basement is a hole in the ground that a house sits over.. They are handy for recreation/ reloading / storm shelters, etc. Also a handy place to keep the HVAC. An English or "lookout" basement has windows at waist or chest height and a "walkout" basement has a full exposure across the back of the house with a patio door/s for access to patios/decks. It's a sought after amenity for the natural light that they allow to the lower level.
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Urg. Sounds like a nasty job, then.

    A hole below a house down here is a sinkhole and is a sign to move out.
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    Here I thought you had some new fangled device to throw your spent brass into a bucket that automatically sorted and tumbled it bright and shiny.

    Good job on it.
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    We always called these sewage lift pumps...

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    I have lived up north maybe 1/3 of my life. And even I got to admit that when I read injector pump replaced my mind was quick to think diesel motor injector or high pressure pump.

    For those who live up north, down south in Texas we call a farm pond a "Tank". Our cattle drink from a tank, we tank fish, WE RULE!!!!
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    I've had to replace this pump too. I'm just glad we haven't finished out the basement with a bathroom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Konyo312 View Post
    I've had to replace this pump too. I'm just glad we haven't finished out the basement with a bathroom.


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    When we got into this house a year and a half ago the 4" sewer pipe exiting the foundation toward the street had cracked at the outside edge of the concrete as the city had stupidly specified that the pipe through the wall be cast iron instead of the more flexible PVC. The result was that the black water was leaching down to the footing tile leading to the regular sump pit. The seller had to fix the cracked pipe (to the tune of 4000.00 +) and in examining the sump I noticed that it appeared to be the original 12 year old pump and that there was no battery backup. I pulled that pump and installed a Wayne unit that had the DC wired pump combined with the 110v AC, charger and battery box to protect the finished basement in the event of a power failure in a storm.
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    I thought a basement was one of those things they use to collect radon samples.

 

 
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