Can a utility pump be used to drain a basement sink?
We have a utility sink in the basement in which the bottom drain is below the home's main drain. The under-sink pump is over 20 years old and burned out. The existing pump didn't cost more than $70 - $80 but new ones seem to be in the $200 - $250 range.
This is not a good time for me to spend that kind of money so I was wondering if a cheaper utility pump could do the job for the time being. The existing setup does not share hoses with the washer or any other plumbing fixtures.
The sink is primarily used for washing hands, cleaning paint brushes and other small washing tasks.