The vanes have a layer of film to protect from general wear that is broken down over time. Remembering to clean the intake filters on your pump will help extend its life between rebuilds and repairs. If your filter is dirty, the dust sucked through the system will scratch the film on the vanes and cause damage which shortens the life of your rotary vanes. Properly functioning rotary vanes are important for maintaining your aerobic septic system and your air pump.
Septic air pumps/rotary vanes are integral to the function and maintenance of aerobic septic systems. Septic air pumps supply your aerobic septic system with vital oxygen. The helpful bacteria within the system that break apart biological waste require oxygen to complete this function. Proper aeration means your system will be able to properly settle and digest waste prior to removal and disposal.
A non-functioning or damaged aerobic septic air pump can result in malfunction of your septic system, which includes overflow, leakage, an increase in the toxicity of waste, and difficulties in removal and disposal. Checking your aerobic septic system weekly for signs of foul smelling discharge (which indicates a problem) can give you a good indication of the condition of your aerobic septic system.
Gast 0523 K478A Rotary Vane Rebuild Kit Details:
(1) Instruction Manual
(2) Felt Filters
(4) Rotary Vanes
*If you suspect your aerator is damaged beyond requiring a simple rotary vane rebuild (such as malfunctioning bearings or other more severe damage to your septic system itself) we recommend purchasing a replacement Gast 0523 K478A series septic aerator pump or contacting a professional as this kit will not address these concerns. We also suggest only replacing your rotary vanes twice before purchasing a new pump.
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