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Replacing utility sink pump; a DIY job?

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Mar 01, 2014, 11:13 PM
SturdyNail
Replacing utility sink pump; a DIY job?
Hello. Our washing machine dumps water into a utility sink. A switch, that uses a tube and fixture that sits in the water, turns the pump on/off. The waste water is pumped UP and out to the septic system.
The switch is going bad and I'd like to change to a pump that collects water below the sink--so we don't constantly have standing water.
Is this a job I could take on myself, or do I need to call in a pro?
Here are some pictures of the setup:
switch
pump
plumbing out from pump
plumbing up connects to drain to septic

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Mar 02, 2014, 03:53 AM
Frodo
hard question to answer,,,it all depends on your knowledge and apitude for mechanical/plumbing work
yes, you can do it, but can you?
if it were me, i would buy a 50 gallon plastic drum
cut a hole in the concrete and bury the drum
route the drain piping to the drum,,and install a pump with float AND a overflow alarm .to pump up and out


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Mar 02, 2014, 09:26 AM
SturdyNail
Thanks Frodo.
Cutting into and digging under the concrete is a lot more than I wanted to get into.
If I just replace the pump with an under sink model, does anything about the existing plumbing look particularly difficult to replace?
Mar 02, 2014, 04:39 PM
Frodo
ok,..measure the output of the washer. you can put a container
of X capiciety under the sink, then use a submersable pump with a float
to lift to existing piping..that will get rid of your standing water problem.
question????? after your pump kicks on, and pumps out, when it trurns off
is their any water left in sink? if yes, your ck valve is stuck open..if no your good to go


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Mar 02, 2014, 09:09 PM
SturdyNail
Frodo, there's always some water that comes back into the sink.
Mar 02, 2014, 11:08 PM
Frodo
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Mar 02, 2014, 11:17 PM
Frodo
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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