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We installed the Liberty low pro 41 pumping station in basement...toilet, sink, shower and kitchen sink...Smells of sewage emits from the pump when using shower of kitchen sink
I have seen this problem several times before. The ejector pump should be in a separate crock in the ground by itself. Someone has installed it in the crock that is meant to pump out drain water. Probably the result of adding a bathroom in the basement. You need to bust another hole in the floor and install a separate crock to solve this problem correctly. If it just started happening go outside and look at he gutters to make sure water is running away from the house and not up against the foundation.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: My sewage sump pump has
I buy the Liberty pumps from my local HVACPlumbing Supply House. They work very well and hold up well...
You will want to size it according to head pressure needed and flow...but typically the LE40 or LE50 series will work for what you have there...
There is also a distributor locater there, along with an 800 number to call them directly...
You can also buy direct from an online store like this
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
Suppose you plugged the drain of the sink and filled the basin with water, then removed the plug. I must think that only after the basin empties you would get the sewer smell, and the smell would persist until you slowly ran some more water. If you try this, and this is the result, then the problem is that the sewer vent (that is supposed to prevent the water in the trap under the sink from being sucked down the drain) is not working right. If this is a new problem then you may be able to clear what is probably a blocked vent pipe. If this bathroom has always had this problem, then you have a poorly designed or executed vent pipe setup that you can only fix it with some surgery to your plumbing. However, to clean the vent you can try pouring a good bit of drain cleaner down the vent pipe on the roof, followed by water. But because there may be several vent pipes sharing the same vent stack out the roof, the drain cleaner may not get to your blockage and may simply go down a different path. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 16, 2012
Since you are in a basement, your plumbing may run into an ejector pit, which is a heavy duty type of sump pump pit that can grind up toilet paper and shoot it up into a main drain pipe at a higher level. That may be why the upstairs doesn't affect your plumbing. Look around for a steel lid, about 20" diameter with two pipes coming out of it (usually 2 inches diameter). See if the circuit breaker is tripped. Sometimes, a light tap on the pipes near the lid can get the pump float to turn on if it gets stuck. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 08, 2013
sounds more like the drain line is clogged between the shower and the main stack, and shares venting and drain with your kitchen sink. Have a plumber run a drain snake down from your kitchen drain (after the 'P' trap ) to clear the line. A covered over floor drain should have no effect on the back-up.
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
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