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VangieG

05:57PM | 02/13/05
Member Since: 02/12/05
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About four years ago we had a bathroom installed in our basement. This, of course required a ejector pump. Several months ago we began hearing gurgling, belching sounds from the kitchen sink or main floor bathtub every time the pump runs. The pump also seems to run when no water has been used recently downstairs. Water has also been runing very slowly only in the upstairs bathroom sink.(I don't know if that's related) How do we get rid of these noises?

LonnythePlumber

07:27PM | 02/13/05
Sounds like you need to have the house sewer cleared. When the line starts to drain slow the system will gulp for air from other fixtures like the kitchen sink or bathtub. The pump is probably okay. When it puts a larger amount of water into the gravity drain system it causes the gurgling. Eventually you will probably hear the sounds after flushing upstairs toilets that also put a lot of water into the system at one time.

Is water from your humidifier running into the ejector pit or is a toilet slowing running which would result in water entering the pit and being ejected when you think there is no other usage?

The upstairs lavatory would add water to the slow draining house system and contribute to the drainage pipe filling up while slowly draining.


VangieG

08:37AM | 02/15/05
Member Since: 02/12/05
2 lifetime posts
Thank you so much for your response. We did just have a new cesspool put in about 8 months ago. would I have a house sewer? What exactly should I check, or if this is something a professional must do what should I ask for and expect to be charged.

LonnythePlumber

09:01AM | 02/15/05
By house sewer I mean the main pipe from the structure to where it terminates. In this case your cesspool. It does happen that the line gets clogged at it's outlet into the lagoon. If you have a cleanout outside you can look into it. You should not see liquid. I presume it was installed by a licensed constractor and inspected by a government unit. If not then I mention that everyone doesn't know how to properly install these systems. In my area it requires specific certification and continuing education beyond our plumbers license.

You may call a drain cleaner, your lagoon installer, and/or a plumber. Prices vary widely across our country. Cleaning the sewer will probably be about $100 to 150 speaking broadly. This is for less than 100 feet.

If it is a design/installation problem it will be more. I have had to send a person into the lagoon with waders to clear, screen and sometimes add fittings to the outlet. If the pipe terminates too low then there is more cost.
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