Installing a new sewage pump isn't an easy job. But wit […]
Installing a new sewage pump isn't an easy job. But with the correct equipment and materials, you too can install the sewage pump yourself, without hiring an expensive professional plumber. Sewage pumps are crucial to any city or town that makes use of sewage because it keeps the wastewater from flowing untreated into the ocean or other bodies of water. That unsightly "black trash" should not be left sitting in our city's sewage system.
Before you get started installing a sewage pump, it's important that you understand the process. There are many types of pumps available, but all require one basic principle when installing them-place all of the piping for the plumbing fixtures in the same location. For example, if you're putting in a new septic tank, it's important that the piping used to connect the plumbing fixture to the tank also connect to the tank. This will ensure that the water pressure from the tank will adequately push the sewage product through the pipes.
The first step in installing a new system is to make sure that there is a clear and open connection between the plumbing fixture and the drain line or septic tank. You should also check the drain pipe for leaks or clogs. If necessary, call a residential plumber to check and see if the leak is minor or requires more than a simple repair. A small repair may be all that's needed.
Next, you'll need to buy or rent a sewage pumping machine or submersible auger and sump basin. Sewage pumping machines can be rented from commercial cleaning services, or you can purchase one of your own. Sewage pumping machine prices vary greatly depending on brand and model, but they generally range between ten and twenty-five dollars. The submersible sump basins are much more expensive at up to about three hundred dollars.
Once the sewage system is in place, you should connect to the main sewer line to the bottom of the basement. Connect the lower drain pipes to the bottom of the sewage sump basin. Then connect the waste pipe to the bottom drain pipes of the basement. Note where the two pipes meet. You'll need this information to finish the plumbing fixtures described above.
Finally, when everything is installed correctly, you should test the pump and piping to make sure it is functioning properly. If you don't feel comfortable testing it yourself, have a plumbing contractor or basement waterproofing company test it for you. They will likely also install the float switches that allow the water from the sewage system to flow away from the house. These float switches keep sewage from getting backup and backing up into basement areas that aren't waterproof.