05:09AM | 03/30/04
Member Since: 03/28/04
20 lifetime posts
Our wash machine pumps water directly into our sump pump. Whenever the wash machine runs, there is a STRONG odor in our house of sewer\crap. The smell comes only in the bathrooms. IF we keep those doors closed, it's not so bad. Is there a trap that opens when the sump pump runs? I have run the sump pump at other times (not as long of pds) and it does not smell when it runs for short pds. So, I was wondering if the smells has something to do with the wash machine??

plumber Tom

12:07PM | 03/30/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Not sure about where you live and the plumbing code, but that type of discharge is prohibited in most codes. Is this a sewer ejector pit? If so you may not be vented properly. Ejector pits get back vented via 2" PVC to the stack.


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