Septic Trucks Need The Right Size Pump!

Septic systems are critical in areas where public water and sewer connections are not available. While delivering such a service is by no means a glamorous work, it is an essential role that many people depend on. Septic trucks are nothing more than a giant wet vacuum on wheels, but there is one major necessity that must be considered for any purchase – that good efficiency and reliability lies in the heart of the vehicle – the pump.Have a look at Quality Septic Service for more info on this.

Importance of Size

Septic trucks come in a variety of capacities that vary depending on the size of the tank and the power of the pump, with each one suited to a specific form of septic operation. Smaller trucks with smaller pumps are normally ideal for less-demanding jobs like portable toilet maintenance at construction sites, campgrounds, and special events; however, such a sized pump is unlikely to survive on routine residential septic duty. Getting a larger one, on the other hand, does not minimise vacuuming time if the truck’s tank is not large enough.

In order to have optimal vacuuming conditions, there must be a compromise between the size of the tank and the size of the pump. Only with this configuration can trucks have the best suction power and speed output. Pumps that are under or overpowered will wreak havoc on performance, both in terms of the time it takes to complete a task and the amount of pressure put on it and the truck engine.

Compatible combinations include 50-90 cubic feet per minute (cfm) models with tanks ranging from 150 to 500 gallons; 130-150 cfm models with tanks ranging from 700 to 1200 gallons, which is a common septic size for residential service; and 350-400 cfm models with tanks ranging from 3,500 to 4,000 gallons. The most recommended size is the one recommended by the tank and/or pump manufacturers.


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