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Old 04-13-2021, 01:53 PM   #18
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Good Morning,
You are the proud owner of an aerobic digester; a pretty sweet (and expensive) septic system.
That compressor is designed to run 24/7 to supply air to your septic system.
If you open the middle chamber of your tank, you will probably find it filled with thousands of golfball sized media and effluent; all happily bubbling like a witches cauldron.
The air supplied by that compressor is critical to the specific bacteria living in that chamber. That bacterial colony is essential to the operation of your septic system.
Keep that compressor running! Get an electrician in your house to run a dedicated circuit for it; without a damned GFI. And then, get a qualified septic man (specifically trained & equipped to work on aerobic systems) to pump out your tanks and do a thorough inspection of the entire system, including the leaching field.
Congratulations, you are the proud owner of a miniature waste-water treatment facility ..... pretty cool!
Feel free to ask questions,
J
Hello Root1....

I've replaced the failed compressor (16 yrs old running 24x7), can't ask for more than that !

New compressor is working fine, and have it connected to a surge protector, before connecting to GFI outlet, nothing like being too careful !

You stated that the purpose of the compressor is to supply air to the septic system, what is the purpose of that do ? Does this cause the system to percolate ???

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Bigdog
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