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If your aerator is working by disconnecting the...

If your aerator is working by disconnecting the red wire and the black wire on the control panel.
Then connecting the hot wire from the house to hot wire from the aerator.
Then your control panel...
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There are 4 of them located in bottom corners of...

There are 4 of them located in bottom corners of the last chamber in a 2 chamber Hoot & in the center chamber of a 3 chamber Hoot.
You need to dig down the top of tank & there is a concrete plug...
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Who is the manufacture of the system? You can...

Who is the manufacture of the system?
You can find this on the control panel
Sounds like you definitely have a clog.
Probably caused by the air pump not working.
Because you were not able to blow...
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Also keep the paint & brush cleaners out of your...

Also keep the paint & brush cleaners out of your septic tank.
They are very bad for it.
only 3 things to flush water, toilet paper & anything you ate.
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What county are you in? The state may pay to...

What county are you in?
The state may pay to have a new septic tank installed.
Here is a link to to find out more...
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You are in OH so I am going to guess from your...

You are in OH so I am going to guess from your description of your tank you have either a Norweco or Jet system.
To answer your question did adding the aerator fix your system. No it did not....
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What county are you in ? Unless the inlet pipe...

What county are you in ?
Unless the inlet pipe is broke you should not need to replace it. Just have a drain cleaner polish the inside of the pipe with a cutter head.
Just because you have roots in...
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Yes, I totally agree. I love when people neglect...

Yes, I totally agree. I love when people neglect their system for 30 years then when it fails want to come up with a magical cheap solution to fix their their system.
Nobody wants to properly...
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Not sure, but my guess without pictures would be...

Not sure, but my guess without pictures would be you have a Bio-Microbics Micro-Fast system that somebody broke up the media.
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There is more to just adding air to a wastewater...

There is more to just adding air to a wastewater system to make it work properly.
You might want to try studying NSF-40 certified systems Listing Category Search Page | NSF International...
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Adding air to the D-box does very little if...

Adding air to the D-box does very little if nothing at all.
The colder the environment the less aerobic systems work.
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1st: your air pump failure will not cause the...

1st: your air pump failure will not cause the pump chamber to overflow, that would be caused by the discharge pump or a float failure.
2nd: just because your air pump failed is not a reason to get...
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What nobody has mention is what are your code...

What nobody has mention is what are your code requirements for the set back distance from your well & house for the sprinkler system.

You can do 2 systems, but that would be more expensive then...
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1) There are 24 screw blocks on a 24" dia. riser...

1) There are 24 screw blocks on a 24" dia. riser & a lid only uses 8 screws, so it takes a lot of removals & installers to wear out the screw blocks beyond use.

2) You can add a riser using longer...
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There are couple of things you can do. 1) You...

There are couple of things you can do.
1) You can rotate the lid to holes you have not used (hopefully you have not stripped all the holes out)
2) You can add a riser pan it only adds 4" to the...
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Turn it off. Without a fresh supply of...

Turn it off.
Without a fresh supply of wastewater the aerobic process will stop anyway.
If you have not had the tank pumped in 5 years I would also have it pumped.
Also if you leave it on how are...
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We use Poly-Lok risers everyday & have no problem...

We use Poly-Lok risers everyday & have no problem keeping them watertight.
They are a PITA when it gets cold, because they are harder to put together.
But then all you have to do it use a couple of...
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The drip system does not use a mound. The drip...

The drip system does not use a mound.
The drip system is tubing buried 2 - 8 inches in the ground with emitters that drip the effluent out.
just like drip irrigation.
You want to use a aeration...
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We have seen this problem on drip system filters....

We have seen this problem on drip system filters.
Try cleaning the filter with anti-bacterial soap & then with bleach.
If that does not work you will have to pump all (3) tanks & pressure wash the...
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The reason the inspector has us fill the risers...

The reason the inspector has us fill the risers up with water is to prove that they are watertight.
If no water can leak out no ground water can leak in.
It is only one inspector that makes us do...
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Use the Poly-Lok adapter & Butyl Rubber to seal...

Use the Poly-Lok adapter & Butyl Rubber to seal it to the tank.
I use tapcons instead of kwik bolts to hold down the adapter ring.
Then add risers until you are 4 - 6 inches above grade.
Then put...
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The water level should always be 3 - 4 inches...

The water level should always be 3 - 4 inches below the inlet pipe.
You should have your tank pumped every 2 years.
Pumping removes the solids that accumulate in the 1st tank.
The proper way to...
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I would not use that pump. You will end up...

I would not use that pump. You will end up replacing it once a year. The cord on is only 10ft. long & if you alter it you will void the warranty. If the pump fails & you try get a new one under...
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It would be less expensive to install a septic...

It would be less expensive to install a septic tank gravity fed to a pump chamber, which then would pump to the leach field.

Grinder pumps cost a lot more , last less & require more maintenance...
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I have a question concerning a new septic tank....

I have a question concerning a new septic tank. Should the septic tank be filled with water prior to its first use?

Depends on how high your water table is.

Also, rain water is collected to...
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