Septic Pumping Glendale

My buddies needed a septic system that pumps uphill. Their home is at the low point on their plot and for years the septic system has not yet worked well. They needed to fix it so they can have toilets that actually flush within the rain. An unusually wet Spring season has accented the issue so that they made a decision to spend the sizable amount of money to correct the problem.

The program consists of the normal septic tank then this septic effluent pump tank and after that a distribution tank located at the top from the hill. The new septic tank needed to be placed in order not to disturb the existing tank in order that the existing system could certainly be used during construction. The pump tank had to be located slightly underneath the septic tank to ensure that gravity would flow the waste water into it. The septic tank effluent pump sits in the pump tank and pumps this type of water towards the distribution tank high on the hill. From there, water will drain in to the field lines by gravity.

My job was to connect the sump pump and alarm for the electrical supply. The alarm is required from the local sewer codes to produce a visual and audible alarm if the water level inside the pump tank exceed a certain level. This provides a young warning there is something wrong using the sewer pump.

For reliability, the alarm must have their own separate circuit. When the alarm was powered by the supply towards the pump as well as the breaker tripped towards the pump, there would be no alarm. I installed the alarm inside the house to ensure that it can be easily seen and heard as suggested through the local plumbing inspector. I connected the wires straight to the alarm panel and ran them all inside conduit so it could be tamper resistant.

This house had an exterior breaker box originally installed for the AC addition. This box had a couple of extra spaces in it that made a perfect location to pull power for your new septic pump system. I used a 20 AMP GFI breaker for that sump pump service along with a 15 AMP standard breaker for the alarm. Their local ACE hardware had the right breakers with this older Square D box.

Probably the most labor intensive portion of the job was running the underground wires from the box at the front of the home for the septic field behind your house. Most of the trench had to be dug by hand because of close proximity from the AC compressor, flower beds as well as a sidewalk. A lot of the trench was dug from the plumping contractor using his backhoe.

A 12 gage wire was run for that pump as well as a 14 gage wire for your alarm. The wire used was rated for direct burial so conduit was not needed. I did run conduit for extra defense against the box down to the bottom of the 24 inch qiggkp trench at each end of the wire. I used the same 14 gage direct burial wire to increase the float wiring through the alarm unit for the field.

In the pump tank, I installed a weather-resistant single 20 AMP outlet on the 4×4 post. This is when the Myers Sewer pump is connected. The plug supplies the required local disconnect because the breaker is not within sight in the pump tank. The float wiring was placed in a separate junction box on the same post.

A bit of conduit was cut to match to the neck of the tank so the cord for the septic pump and also the alarm float wiring would be protected. The conduit ends slightly beneath the outlet for that septic pump.

Our local inspector was satisfied with the facts and water proofing. I used a compression fitting in the bottom of every conduit run and sealed it with silicone as well to avoid critters from finding their distance to the junction boxes.

I tied a period of rope for the sump pump, fastened the alarm float to the outlet pipe and thoroughly lowered the sewer pump into position. I secured the free end of the rope to one of the lifting lugs from the sewer pump tank. The plumbing contractor can finish his work to have their system operational. I am sure they are going to enjoy being able to take baths and flush the toilet even in the event it rains.

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