Gast Rotary Vane Septic Air Pumps
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Gast Rotary Vane Septic Air Pumps
For more than 90 years, Gast has been one of the most trusted brands in the septic system industry. Known for making state-of-the art septic system equipment, Gast provides an elite line of rotary vane septic air pumps for residential and commercial systems.
The Gast rotary vane septic air pumps are designed to provide a continuous, pulse-free air flow to septic tanks. Their purpose is to support the aerobic bacteria in active septic systems, allowing for the efficient breakdown of waste. As such, rotary vane air pumps are integral to the proper functioning and optimal performance of aerobic septic systems.
How Gast Rotary Vane Septic Air Pumps Work
Gast rotary vane septic air pumps are comprised of cylindrical housing units that contain a series of flat, sliding vanes powered by rotors. Using pressure and centrifugal force, the rotor turns the vanes to create air pockets, vacuums and pressure flows that keep air constantly moving through the tank.
While Gast recommends cleaning the top filters of these pumps every four months (in order to assure optimal performance and longevity), in general, these units require very little additional service or maintenance during their lifecycle.
In fact, the average Gast rotary air pump can operate issue-free, requiring zero service (other than regularly cleaning the filter), for 8 to 10 years. That effectively means that the Gast line of high-end rotary air pumps can make more than 7 billion rotations before having to be serviced, rebuilt or replaced.
How to Choose the Right Gast Rotary Vane Air Pump for Your Septic System
When it’s time to choose the right pump for your septic system, here are some of the most important factors to consider:
- Reliability and life expectancy of the unit
- Noise level and unit cost
- Energy use.
While rotary vane air pumps tend to be pricier and use more energy (when compared to linear pumps), rotary vane air pumps are usually more reliable for longer periods of time. In fact, the average life expectancy of rotary vane air pumps is more than double that of linear pumps, with rotary pumps typically lasting as long as 10 to 15 years while linear pumps usually need to be replaced within 6 years.
At Wholesale Septic Supply, we carry the complete line of Gast septic air pumps, along with all of the parts required to repair and rebuild these units. Our experts are ready to help you determine the best type of Gast rotary vane air pump for your residential and/or commercial septic system needs.
When to Replace a Rotary Vane Air Pump
If more than 10 years or so has passed since your septic system’s rotary air pump has been installed, it’s likely a good time to inspect it and consider replacing it. Some tell-tale signs that rotary air pumps are malfunctioning or broken can include (and may not be limited to):
- Foul smells being emitted from the septic system
- Discharge that looks like raw sewage (instead of the clear, odorless discharge associated with properly functioning pumps and aerobic septic systems)
- Improper system drainage and/or overflow.
Whenever a rotary air pump fails to perform as it should, it’s probably time to rebuild or replace it. The Gust rotary vane air pumps at Wholesale Septic Supply start as low as $475 – and they can be vital to preventing expensive system failures, which may set you back $25,000 or more.
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