That funny box with the red light on top

Originally Posted By: sbyrnes
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That’s pretty much how I’m describing it to my customer and I would like some more info. I did a mobile inspection and on the side of the house is an electric panel with the red warning light on top that is tied into a large tank in the front lawn area. What is it and what does it do?!?!?



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Originally Posted By: jerry gallman
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Scott,


That light is a warning light for their septic system. The light will go on I believe when the system becomes full or inoperable for some reason. The proper name of it slips my mind right now but it was discussed at one of our FABI meetings recently. I have yet to see one, but from discussions with other HI`S, they just tell the client whats its for and call the septic people for any further info.


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Originally Posted By: sbyrnes
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I don’t think it was the septic because they are on public sewer, but thanks.



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Originally Posted By: kwilliams
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Sometimes if they live down hill from the line they will have their own pumping station to get it it up over the hump so to speak. The red light comes on when the system is not pumping.



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Originally Posted By: dbush
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How about a sump pump alarm for the crawl space? It is most likely either that, or a pump for the sewer.



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Originally Posted By: cbuell
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http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/more/Septic%20Alarm.JPG ] This was the alarm on a system that pumped waste water to the other side of the house and then up the hill to the leach field above.



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Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Tank Alert for a Sewage Grinder Pump. These are on municipal systems where pumping of waste water is required to move the effluent.


http://www.deanbennett.com/zoellercontrolpanels.htm

Recommend the Homeowner inquire to determine if the pump is Municipal or Homeowner owned/maintained.


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Originally Posted By: sbyrnes
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Thanks guys, I knew someone around here would know what it is.



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Serving Pasco, Hernando, N. Pinellas & N. Hillsborough counties