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Section 712 Ejectors
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A check valve and full open valve, located on the discharge side of the check valve, shall be installed in the pump or ejector discharge piping between the pump or ejector and the gravity drainage system. Access shall be provided to such valves. Such valves will be located above the sump cover required by Section 712.1 or, where the discharge pipe from the ejector is below grade, the valves shall be accessibly located outside the sump below grade in an access pit with a removable access cover.
The ejector pump capacity and head shall be appropriate to anticipated use requirements.
The ejector pit shall be not less than 18 inches (457 mm) in diameter and 24 inches (610 mm) deep, unless otherwise approved. The pit shall be accessible and located such that all drainage flows into the pit by gravity. The ejector pit shall be constructed of tile, concrete, steel, plastic or other approved materials. The pit bottom shall be solid and provide permanent support for the pump. The ejector pit shall be fitted with a gas-tight removable cover adequate to support anticipated loads in the area of use. The ejector pit shall be vented in accordance with Chapter 9.
Discharge piping and fittings shall be constructed of approved materials.
Pumps connected to the drainage system shall connect to the building sewer or shall connect to a wye fitting in the building drain a minimum of 10 feet (3048 mm) from the base of any soil stack, waste stack or fixture drain. Where the discharge line connects into horizontal drainage piping, the connector shall be made through a wye fitting into the top of the drainage piping.
Macerating toilet systems shall comply with CSA B45.9 or ASME A112.3.4 and shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
A sewage pump or sewage ejector shall have the capacity and head for the application requirements. Pumps or ejectors that receive the discharge of water closets shall be capable of handling spherical solids with a diameter of up to and including 2 inches (51 mm). Other pumps or ejectors shall be capable of handling spherical solids with a diameter of up to and including 1 inch (25.4 mm). The minimum capacity of a pump or ejector based on the diameter of the discharge pipe shall be in accordance with Table 712.4.2.
- Grinder pumps or grinder ejectors that receive the discharge of water closets shall have a minimum discharge opening of 11/4 inches (32 mm).
- Macerating toilet assemblies that serve single water closets shall have a minimum discharge opening of 3/4 inch (19 mm).
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For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 gallon per minute = 3.785 L/m.