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    Oct 30, 2010, 08:25 AM
    Can two houses share a line out to the ditch,using their own pump in each house?
    Two houses together,each with their own pump. Spliced into one line with a Y connection and from there one line out to the ditch. I would also install a check valve before the Y connection so water doesn't pump from one house to the other. Would this work?
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    Oct 30, 2010, 08:44 AM

    What are you pumping out to that ditch?
    I would also install a check valve before the Y connection so water doesn't pump from one house to the other.
    Good idea, wrong set up! To prevent one pump from pumping back to the other house you will have to install two check valves.
    One before each branch of the wye,( lay it out on paper). I would also increase the size of the pipe from the wye to the ditch up one size.''.
    Good luck, Tom
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    Oct 30, 2010, 10:00 AM

    Are you pumping towards the house or away from the house ? Water or Sewage ?
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    Oct 30, 2010, 10:16 AM

    Miloi,
    The way I'm reading this is they are discharging sump pumps from two houses out to a common drain line. I can't imagine pumping sewerage from two houses out to a roadside ditch. And your take? Regards, Tom

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