Free Skins
© Fisana

Jump to content


Aerobic Septic Pump Went Out. Plumbers Hat On...


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Louczar

Louczar

    Ghostlight

  • GS Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 418 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Braunfels, TX
  • Interests:WOW, our dogs and hanging with good people!

Posted 21 February 2017 - 04:48 AM

I was supposed to work all weekend.  Got a call from my wife Saturday afternoon that the alarm was going off on our aerobic septic system.  I got home to find the water level in the last tank was almost to the top.  I pulled the pump to find it had died.  On Sunday, I had to rent a submersible pump from home depot to pump out the last tank.  For those that dont know what an aerobic septic system is.  It is essentially a 4 stage septic with 4 tanks.  The final tank fills with the water that has been treated with chlorine and is the water is clear and doesn't smell.

Called around yesterday morning to find a new pump and float control switches.  Those were $580 all together.  I tore everything out and rewired it all.  I did it right and soldered all the electrical connections and covered with heat shrink.  Finished at 4:30 yesterday and had it pumping water to the sprinklers by 4:45.

I could have made more money if I worked and paid someone to do it...but, I KNOW how it was done and it was done to my expectations.
Just because you have one....doesn't mean you have to act like one - Louczar
Life is short, enjoy it!

#2 MrsFrootloops

MrsFrootloops

    Earthbound Spirit

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,071 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:My House
  • Interests:Anything artistic, baking, cooking, waffles, comics, games, hamsters, and um, things lol.

Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:01 AM

Bravo! :good:  You probably saved money and time doing it yourself anyways.
Do whatever makes you happy, whatever fruits your loops.

#3 MacCGStudy

MacCGStudy

    Disembodied Voice

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,908 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Underworld
  • Interests:Meat Loaf, Paranormal, Reading, Beading, Baking, Barbecuing, Cooking, Container Gardening and Music.

Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

I've seen those systems on This Old House. The expert said, the water pumped out of the final tank is so clean, that it's drinkable. So, he drank a bottle of the water to prove it.

Aquène kah nahonnushagk(Peace and farewell),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)

The Unofficial GhostStudy Easter Bunny


Posted Image


My Shop


#4 KlaineyGStudy

KlaineyGStudy

    Doppelganger

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:19 PM

View PostMacCGStudy, on 21 February 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

I've seen those systems on This Old House. The expert said, the water pumped out of the final tank is so clean, that it's drinkable. So, he drank a bottle of the water to prove it.

:confused0068: :yucky:
Posted Image

#5 MacCGStudy

MacCGStudy

    Disembodied Voice

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,908 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Underworld
  • Interests:Meat Loaf, Paranormal, Reading, Beading, Baking, Barbecuing, Cooking, Container Gardening and Music.

Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

I know I wouldn't have but hey, it's no different then what they do in CA, their water has been recycled a lot.

Aquène kah nahonnushagk(Peace and farewell),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)

The Unofficial GhostStudy Easter Bunny


Posted Image


My Shop


#6 Louczar

Louczar

    Ghostlight

  • GS Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 418 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Braunfels, TX
  • Interests:WOW, our dogs and hanging with good people!

Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:28 AM

View PostMacCGStudy, on 21 February 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

I've seen those systems on This Old House. The expert said, the water pumped out of the final tank is so clean, that it's drinkable. So, he drank a bottle of the water to prove it.

Although the water from the final tank is perfectly clear and doesn't stink, No way would I drink it.
Just because you have one....doesn't mean you have to act like one - Louczar
Life is short, enjoy it!

#7 MacCGStudy

MacCGStudy

    Disembodied Voice

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,908 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Underworld
  • Interests:Meat Loaf, Paranormal, Reading, Beading, Baking, Barbecuing, Cooking, Container Gardening and Music.

Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:46 AM

:lol:

Aquène kah nahonnushagk(Peace and farewell),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)

The Unofficial GhostStudy Easter Bunny


Posted Image


My Shop





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users