Category: Equipment Related

This category is a catch all for equipment that does not have a separate category setup yet.

Air compressors and fire ants…

It has been my experience that there are two main reasons for linear air compressors to fail prematurely.  Besides high back pressure (clogged air diffusers) which is the main reason for failure the second most common reason is FIRE ANTS!

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TIP: Does replacing the air diffuser make a difference?

Depending on the brand of your aerobic treatment unit (ATU) there might be the possibility to replace the air diffuser or at least clean it. If you do have the possibility to replace or clean the air diffuser or the

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What not to do when your septic field fails

Here is an example of what you should not do when your conventional septic field fails and toilets won’t flush.  What you are looking at in the picture below is the 2nd of two 500 gallon septic tanks which make

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Tip: Home warranty, good or bad?

I am not an expert on home warranties but for some they are indispensable for peace of mind.  That being said they aren’t always the best way to go for repairs.  I recently talked with a home owner that has

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Tip: Making it easier to add chlorine tablets to the pump tank.

Many chlorine dispensers are located within the pump tank of an aerobic septic system.  Adding chlorine on a routine basis is tedious and down right troublesome if the lid is secured properly with safety screws. One thing that you can

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Just in time for Halloween! Zombie septic tanks!

Concrete septic tanks can and will float out of the ground under certain conditions.  Here is a photo to act as proof. This is a picture of a septic tank that was buried in the ground and had some soil

How do I fix the bad odor when my septic system sprays?

I have folks say to me when their system sprays smelly water that they just need to add chlorine.  Adding chlorine tablets or liquid bleach will not remove or fix the bad odor.  The chlorine tablets and liquid bleach are

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Aerobic septic “all in one” with caved in pump tank chamber

Here is an aerobic “all in one tank” system that has the pump tank compartment caved in. Looking into the lid of the pump tank chamber you can see that the concrete wall has been pushed in so that it

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HiBlow 80 linear air compressor diaphragms

The HiBlow 80 (HP-80) is a very popular linear air compressor that is used on 500 gallon per day (GPD) aerobic treatment units (ATUs). It has the potential to be rebuilt which can save the owner money by not having

Liberty cast iron effluent pump 1/3hp

This is a 1/3H.P. cast iron effluent pump. There are multiple manufacturers of this type of pump and this is just one of them.  There is a difference between this type of cast iron pump and the type of pump

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