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  1. josh_s

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    Anyone know how to read this damn thing?
    0-120 minutes on and .1-7 hours off.
    I have no idea what any of that means.
    I’m assuming it means the time the pump is on and off but no idea what the minutes hours thing is about
     

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    Aerobic system?
     
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    Yessir.
     
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    I don't know much about them other than there are three chambers or so for the waste water to pass through and become neutralized, (not sure if that is the correct term) before spraying out into the yard.
    The settings would be determined by your usage.
    For a family of two, you would have more off time, and less on time. If you had a family of 6, you would have less off time and more on time.
    My buddy's system is set by a float that triggers the timer. You don't want to run the last tank dry.
     
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    That makes sense. We just moved in a month or so ago and I just now got around to looking into it and was thrown by the settings. It’s set to .1 off and 15 mins on,
    I wonder if I need to crank up the off time a little high since it’s just the two of us.
    If I set it to 2 hours off and 15 minutes on, would that mean the pump would run for 15 mins every 2 hours?
     
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    Is this a new system or one existing from a previous owner?
     
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    Previous owner.
     
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    It may already be set right for the system if its been previously used.
    You should have a control panel with some lights on it to alert you if there is a malfunction with the system.
    If you don't see any issues on the control panel, I'd let it ride and see if it keeps up.
     

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