My septic aererator motor went out. I can tell its getting juice
because I can hear it trying to move, but it seems to be frozen.
I am considering buying a new one and fixing (getting it fixed) the
broken one later for use as a replacement.
I'm wondering what a replacement might cost.
Here is the info on the plate;
Rise: 40 degrees C
Ser. Fac. 1.25
Model PR 69827DE743
Insul Class: A
V. 115 V. 230
A. 8.4 A. 4.2
R Comp: A
Anyone have any idea?
This motor injects air into the Cavatett System for treatment of home
sewage. Its gone out before, last time about 10 years ago.
True! Probably not the same motor. Emerson bought Doerr a few years ago.
What is important is the "Fr J56Z" That is the frame, any motor with
that frame will physically bolt in as a replacement, just match the
volts & RPM.
It has been my experience that if the problem is not a start or run cap,
then it is usually cheaper to just replace the smaller motors.
On Fri 18 Sep 2009 01:56:52p, usethisone2007 told us...
I'm sorry, I can't answer your question, but it raised a different question
in my mind. We have a small 3 year old home with a new 900 gallon septic
system. There are only two residents in the home. The system has no pump,
nor do any of our neighbors' systems, AFAIK. At what point does one need
such a pump in a system? Is it based on size, type of soil, or other
factors? If it makes any difference, we live in the AZ desert with typical
desert soil and no freezing temperatures.
There are two different approaches to residential septic systems.
The simplest and more common system by far, which you have, relies on
bacteria that don't need oxygen. The OP has one that relies on
bacteria that need oxygen to work and break down the sewage, hence the
need for the aerator.
I'm not sure what the relative tradeoffs are, but I think one is that
with the latter system, the effluent is cleaner, the leach field can
be smaller, etc. So, for some applications it can be a good fit.
To Mr. Boatwright:
Your system should be fine unless Arizona goes under water. The non-
aerating (sp?) systems are most common. The only caveat is to never
flush anything that will not decompose. Examples are paper with lots
of clay, such as magazines and some high-end paper, and metals, and
sand and dirt and things that you would not put into a compost pile.
Toilet paper that says it is safe for septic systems is preferred. If
you are reasonably careful, you should have the holding tanks pumped
out every 4-5 years to make sure nothing gets out into the drain field
that could clog the field tiles/plastic pipes.
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