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Old 06-06-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Effluent pumps


Have had some problem with effluent septic fill up. Not sure if the large rainfall had anything to do with it. I have pumped out a lot of the effluent with a separate pump. The system pump seems to be running (noise and vibration but I am not sure if the pump is actually sending the effluent up the pipes to the field. Is there a way to determine whether the pump is pumping or just running?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:24 AM   #2
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You can find the distribution box, open the cover, and see if the effluent is flowing. Usually the effluent pump empties the chamber relatively quickly, mine will drop my 1000 gallon pump tank from pump on to pump off in less than 20 minutes, so if your pump is running, and the pump chamber is filling up, you either have a serious leak into your pump chamber (broken chamber) or there is a lot of effluent coming from the building sewer (broken sewer). None of this is normal, and I am unclear where you pumped the effluent to with the auxiliary pump.

You may have a saturated field, and the effluent is flowing back into the chamber. This sounds like a job for an experienced septic plumber.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for help. Air lock in pipe to field, one hole drilled released flow. Not sure if you got my note yesterday as I'm still trying to figure this site out.
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