Thursday, October 22, 2009

Floater ...

Nick, our super duper pooper scooper septic system excavooter, is getting close to having the septic system all excavooted and installed. Today his subcontracting electrician stopped by to hook up the pump and pump controls.


As our septic system is on a slope and the septic tank is at the bottom, the septic water flows into a pump chamber, and from there it is pumped up the hill. The pump in the pump chamber is controlled by three float switches: The lowest turns the pump off, the middle float turns it on, and the top float rings the alarm bell (I apologize to all our neighbors in advance, if we happen to wake you up at 2am, because the pump fails).

In the picture below you see the distribution box, where the water is pumped to.


Dirk

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