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revised Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
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comment Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
Thanks Josh. This is definitely a last resort option, it involves installing a new septic field. That would be very expensive (I think $10k or so). I went ahead and had the air pump installed, about a month ago or so. So, I will see if it helps :)
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comment Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
Good suggestions - thanks. I have my laundry water go to a separate place (not the septic tank). I have a low-flow toilet. Haven't tried the composting toilet yet, that could be an option if my septic is unrecoverable.
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comment Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
Yes I know the systems that you are talking about. However, some of these aeration systems can be installed in existing tanks that were designed originally to be anaerobic. For example: aero-stream.com or sludgehammer.net
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comment Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
This is the wet season, we had a ton of snow this year that has now melted, so it's definitely a tough year for the system. Having said that, the septic typically comes up out of the ground at the end of one of the leach field legs, even in summer. That's why I think the field is basically clogged.
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comment Septic system failed - should I try installing an aeration unit?
No I don't have a plan. Not sure about age, but at least 20 years. At least 2 of the legs are percolating, the 3rd not so much. I think there are 3 legs that come out of the junction box that's located about 10 feet from the tank.
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