What is this device


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Old 09-05-23, 06:55 PM
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What is this device

Hi All , I removed the covet of my septic tank and saw this device, what Id its purpose? Also when I sticked the tank it seems there is about 2 of sludge on the bottom, is that OK?
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That is a filter on the outlet of your tank.
 
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Old 09-06-23, 06:38 AM
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Thanks, so how and where is it connected, probably to the supply side of the leach field
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Yes, such a filter would be at the connection from the septic tank going to the leach field.

Two feet of sludge at the exit end of a septic tank is an appropriate time for pumping or I personally would say its overdue.

The water level showing in that hatch looks high to me. Although the resting height of the water may vary from one brand of tank to another I think of eight inches below the underside of the top of the septic tank to be the norm. More correctly the resting level of water should be at the underside of the horizontal part of the exit pipe.
 

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Yes, Allanj is correct. It is on the outlet side of the tank to prevent solids from making their way into the leach field.

I would check yours to make sure the filter core is down and locked. I see a gap between the filter and the housing. Some models have a float ball at the bottom that floats up and blocks the outlet when you remove the filter core but I don't think yours has that feature. So, it would be best to not remove the filter core unless you have the tank pumped down. I think yours is a Zabel brand.
 
 

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