They’re all over the place in BC. Anywhere you have a mountain, you’ll see these. Most of the ones out here are in a utility room in the basement and not outside.Bury the pipe under it taken to a city pumping station. Only sump pumps installed in my town are in houses that had the outer weeping tile fail.
I don’t think a homeowner owned sewage pump connected to city sewage would meet building code anywhere in Canada.
Sorry we have standards.
The ones I’ve seen are tiny compared to that - maybe twice the size of a 5 gallon bucket.roughly how big are the pits? mine has to be every bit of 7' deep
the first failure I had was the check valve rusted out prior to the manual shut off valve. just can't win with this setup.
what i really need to do it go get my own street key.
The ones I’ve seen are tiny compared to that - maybe twice the size of a 5 gallon bucket.
Here they’re rarely pressurized - mostly used on properties that are sloping downhill away from the street and pumping it up a foot or so above the city line so it can go to gravity from there.
It's probably something you see more where I live than in a city.I haven't seen anything like that around here. Lots of entire neighborhoods around here have holding tanks that get pumped out to the main lines but I've never seen a place where each individual house has their own. Interesting.
I'm less high and this still baffles me.. from the pictures it still looks like a pressure issue.
And to clarify its not the pump broken rather just the pvc this time?
Do you guys test your backflow preventers at all or service them?there are 3 separate incidents i've been involved with.
2 at my house.
now this one at my neighbors.
this time the pump is smoked and burned out. why it burned out is still a mystery. clogged pipe? rock in the bottom? no idea.
I've only ever had two backflow preventers fail in my 10 years.. one because rocks got in the line and fucked the valve up inside and the other was installed wrong/backwardsthey're under pressure all the time so the test is more of a oh shit it failed.