The aeration installation process for our electric and solar powered systems is very simple and can be performed quickly and easily by homeowners and contractors alike.
The Equipment You’ll Need
Gather your equipment you will need for install: Screw Driver, A Boat with Motor or Oars, Tubing Cutter, Wrench, and Shovel.
Find a suitable location for the aeration cabinet.
If you are installing a solar-powered Solaer™ Aeration System you will want to make sure that there is an unobstructed view of solar south (see step 5 of Solar Aeration Install below).
Set the cabinet on a firm, level surface. A Keeton Level-aer Equipment Pad provides the perfect surface for our aeration systems.
Run the self-weighted feeder tubing from the cabinet out to where you would like the diffuser placed. Drop the diffuser with attached tubing.
Turn on your aeration and adjust accordingly!
Once set up, Keeton Aeration Systems will provide you years of worry-free operation with virtually NO ANNUAL MAINTENANCE!
Electric Aeration Installation Video
Determine the installation location, which must have unobstructed views of solar south and out of the shadow path of any nearby structures or vegetation.
Inspect top pole mount to determine the outside diameter size of schedule 40 steel pole to be purchased locally. Mount this pole into the ground; please see top pole mount instructions to determine the total pole length and the amount to be buried in the ground. It is very common to have as much as 6’ of pole above ground. In areas with very heavy snow fall, a longer pole may be required. It is recommended to secure the solar panel mounting pole by filling the hole with concrete. Allow enough time for the concrete to cure before proceeding with the solar panel mounting instructions.
Place the compressor housing (cabinet) next to the mounting pole. The cabinet comes with four legs and is a free standing unit. You can pour a concrete pad to set the cabinet on if desired. Otherwise, the cabinet can be placed directly on level ground or on concrete pavers. In some situations (36”L by 36”W, large cabinets), it may be necessary to support the bottom of the cabinet with concrete blocks due to the weight of the batteries in the cabinet.
Mount Panel to top pole mount. Please refer to panel mounting instructions included in top pole mount box. All hardware has been included with panel mount. The solar panel will be prewired and ready for electrical hookup.
Set solar module tilt angle. Solar panels produce the most power when they are pointed directly at the sun. The module tilt angle is measured between the solar modules and the ground. Panel angle will need to be determined using the provided chart.
Optimum Tilt of Solar Panels
|25° (Key West Taipei)||22.1|
|30° (Houston Cairo)||25.9|
|35° (Albuquerque Tokyo)||29.7|
|40° (Denver Madrid)||33.5|
|45° (Minneapolis Milano)||37.3|
|50° (Winnipeg Prague)||41.1|
Solar Panel Connection: Interlocking cables are provided with the system. Male and female connections from the panels will be connected directly to the cables pre-installed on the ProStar controller – positive ( + ) to negative ( – ).