How to fix Biolytix

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  1. GregBrown

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    Hi I would also like a pdf copy of this as i have the same issues it would be so appreciated send to gbswastewater@bigpond.com thanks in advance
     
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    Hi I'm new to this forum and like so many others have a system that is failing, the tank keeps filling with water and although the pump is running it doesn't always pump the excess water out through the drainage pipes I have read that a PDF document is going around on rebuilding the system if anyone can send that on to me I would greatly appreciate it email lbover@outlook.com, and if anyone knows of someone in the south Victoria that does maintenance on these systems there name and number would be great too
    Thanks Lindy
     
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    Hi there. What a relief to find this forum. Seems that I am also the unlucky recipient of a home with a Biolytix system. I would really appreciate Dennis' PDF article with pics to suituatedsolutions@gmail.com. Does anyone know of any repairers on the Sunshine Coast QLD? Would be really grateful for anyone's assistance. This is not something I could do myself at all. Thanks, Anna
     
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    Hi we also have a Biolytix System and thankfully have also just found this forum. Dennis if you could email me the same PDF article with pictures to reichel3@bigpond.com.

    Thanks Andrew
     
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    hi - new to this forum too and my bioltix has failed after 8 years - so a pretty good run. typically the tank would fill up with little water in the pump well - pump dead - no worries - had it pumped out but full again overnight with no usage from the house. strange. local plumber who services these things had no clues. Ended up pulling everything out of the tank (what fun !!) and completely emptying the tank with my trusty onga fire pump - completely empty last night - this morning a couple of feet of water !!! - no input from the house. - tank not cracked or holed that i could see - what i did notice was water coming in from the outlet pipe at the bottom side wall of the tank - the inspection pipe that runs up the outside of the tank near the control box on some models - i think there is an outlet to an aggie drain halfway up so water can overflow out this pipe if the pump fails - but after heavy rain here i think water is running into the tank from the drain - not out. I will dig down around the pipe and see if i can see what the problem is - maybe the fitting is cracked or broken. ideally i would like to rebuild the tank using maybe shadecloth or geotech - does anyone know if all the onionbag short aggie pipe bits should be empty or were some of them prefilled with a medium of some kind ?? - some of mine are empty while other all completely full !! any other advice on a amateur rebuild would be appreciated. thanks.
     
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    Hi Cynthia - i was wondering if you could send me the pdf to my email gazraz@hotmail.com my system has failed -burnt out pump due to sand and water gettting in through a cracked fitting on the overflow inspection pipe - long story but i have pulled out all the bags and will rebuild it myself - thanks !!! - is yours now up and running ??
     
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    Hi LU1 - did you sort out you problems ??
     
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    Hi All, am having similar problems to the above. Would greatly appreciate the pdf to my email please bruce@milkingyardfarm.com.au . Many thanks
     
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    Bought a property 3 months ago with the biolytix system and already having big problems. Would really appreciate a copy of pdf. email jerejubi@yahoo.com.au
     
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    Wow! What alot of people with the same problem system.
    Hope you all manage to get it sorted.
     
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    Hi, Since I wrote that "unnamed" article about Biolytix problems a couple of years ago, lots has happened. It is clear now that every Biolytix system will fail. This is due to inherent design faults. The four options you have are 1. Rebuild. This is about $8-9000. It is not quite the same as original - many improvements in membranes, larger blower and more aeration etc. 2. Replace with another ATU or AWTS (depending on which state you live in). Think $15-17000. 3. Convert Biolytix to standard septics. Tank can be changed into a septic tank and you need to install leach drains etc. Maybe $8-10000. 4. Ditto No 3 but install a Rootzone reedbed system. In this way you keep dripline irrigation. Not approved in every state. Still going to cost you $15-17000. Unfortunately we are in WA, and can only rebuild systems here (we have done twenty and counting). However we can email people some info to help them understand issues. There is some info already on our webpage. email - office@waterinstallations.com. Good luck, Ross
     
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    Thank you for posting this update Ross. As you've encountered (and seen in the numerous posts here) the Biolytix systems are problematic. As your company is limited in range to WA, it is very generous of you to post your initial article plus the information downloads on your website ... above and beyond to offer email further info!
    For those involved with failing Biolytix systems, it appears to me that the initial information Ross posted (post number 1 of this thread) in conjunction with his most recent post plus the information/photos contained in the downloads available here: http://www.waterinstallations.com/biolytix-systems (at the bottom of the page). might be enough to perform some repairs of your system if you can do a bit of engineering yourselves. As Ross says, "good luck" with your attempts.
     
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    Hi is it possible for someone to email me the PDFs & photos for rebuilding the biolytic sewage system .
    Thanks in advance
    John Beasy
    Jasbeasy@bigpond .com.au
     
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    Hi
    Would it be possible for someone to send me the PDF with photos on the rebuild. After 7 years of perfectly working it seem mine is now at the stage were I might have to clean and rebuild Thanks Jurgen
    jurgen.paar@gmail.com
     
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