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Utility sink

I want to put in a utility sink in the basement. There's exisitng pvc to tap into, very accessible. My only problem is that where i want to tap into for the drainage is higher than the drain for the sink. I can raise the utility sink up with cinder blocks, biut want to avoid that. How much of a pitch do i need for the water to flow out of the sink tapping into the existing pvc? also does the trap need to be higher than where the water will exit into the cut i am making in the pvc or can it be lower, but that will mean the water will have to travel up hill. Not a huge slope up but it will have to go up if i dont raise the sink.......

bsum1
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but that will mean the water will have to travel up hill. Not a huge slope up but it will have to go up if i dont raise the sink.......

Drains work on gravity so if it has to go up the sink won't drain very well.

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