Septic Genie Installation Videos

Some important information!

  • In a two chamber septic tank, install the Septic Genie in the inlet chamber. This is the first chamber where all the household waste enters the septic tank.
  • In a single chamber tank, install the Septic Genie near the outlet end of the tank.
  • If you live in an area with sub-freezing temperatures in the winter, please read the additional steps below the video to learn how to properly install the air pump and air pipes to send warm air to the septic tank.
  • If you would like an alarm on the air pump (both visual and audible), select pump alarm upgrade and add it to your order.

For cold weather climates:

In regions where temperatures fall below freezing, we strongly recommend you take these additional steps:

Air pump placement:

  • If possible, install the air pump indoors in an area where temperatures stay above 40°F (for example, your basement or crawlspace, a garage or other outbuilding).
  • If installing the air pump in an unheated outbuilding:
    • Put an enclosure over the air pump to retain some of the heat from the motor and keep the air going into the pump above 40° Fahrenheit.
    • With the air pipe insulated as described below, the Septic Genie unit will receive warm enough air to maintain the metabolic efficiency of the Septic Genie bacteria.
  • If you’re installing the air pump outdoors:
    • You can use a cooler (without a lid) that’s large enough to leave at least 6 inches of clearance around the air pump.  Drill four 1-inch holes through the bottom for ventilation.
    • A large plastic tub with at least 6 inches of clearance around the air pump and 4 1-inch holes for ventilation, also works well. A plastic tub isn’t as ideal as the cooler, as the tub has no insulation.
  • To prevent overheating during warm weather, remove the tub/cooler. Replace it when cold weather returns.

Insulate the air lines:

    • Dig an 8 to 12 inch deep trench from your air pump to the septic tank.  Bury the insulated air pipes in this trench.
    • Put pipe insulation on all 1/2 inch PVC air pipes running outdoors from the air pump to the septic tank or riser.
    • Put the insulated PVC pipe inside a second 2 inch PVC pipe.  This additional layer will prevent the pipe insulation from getting compressed by the soil over time, which could reduce its insulating effectiveness.