sississippi wrote:Would a small pump such as a 1/16 hp installed between the CG and the waste pipe do the trick?
sississippi wrote:Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to consider my question and post a reply. My roommate spent a good part of Monday on the phone with plumbers. So far, not one licensed plumber in Sussex County, Delaware will touch a CG installation of this kind.
1. It does not meet code.
2. It would add another EDU (toilet?) to my house.
3. It would cost about $4 to $5 K to add an additional septic line and pump!
4. It's gravity only; put it upstairs ( I don't know if they understand that it does have a pump.)
5. I'm a crazy cat lady (OK, OK, they did not say that, only thought it!)
I don't want to put it upstairs. The only place for it would be the upstairs guest bathroom which is on a landing overlooking the living room (can you say wafting baked poop smell coming down the stairs?) I've lived before with a litter box in a bathroom. I won't go back to that. Been there, done that. Have the T-shirt. The other two bathrooms are in my bedroom suite and my roommate's. I'm sure he'd LOVE to have it in his bathroom!
I've considered the possibility of installing CG on a table on the wall opposite the washer, where the septic drain pipe on its gravity slope is much lower than at the washer. This would give the CG internal pump a much shorter run to the septic pipe. I could install an electrical outlet and run a cold water line easily, but how can one tap into the septic "Charlotte" pipe? If I could do that, there would be no chance of back flow to the washer or anything. The liquid waste from CG would just keep flowing downhill to the septic tank. I don't care if it is up to code. I built the house and the only way I'm leaving is feet first. Let my estate worry about a cat poop machine.
Gee, I feel better after that mini-rant. I'll post again to let everyone know what I've decided to do: pack it up and mail it back or defy all those blasted plumbers and come up with a solution.
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