Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by arnowell, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. arnowell

    arnowell New Member

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    I tried to change out the float and pressure valve in the side of my tank. Whoever installed the last one use pipe dope or something else that has it stuck. I don't want to put too much pressure on it to loosen it as I am afraid the plastic it is screwed in to will break. I tried to tighten the lock nut and then hold it with some channel locks while turning it. Any advice as I really don't want to have to purchase a new tank right now as the tank is about 5 years old.
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Post a picture if you can. I think you need to replace the entire AVC by unscrewing the 1 1/2" plastic threads from the tank.
     
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  4. arnowell

    arnowell New Member

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    The lock nut is 3 inch, I think that the inside has a lip that keeps the whole thing from coming out
     
  5. arnowell

    arnowell New Member

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    The ACV screws into the black plastic, I bought a new one just am having trouble getting it out due to the previous owners mess up
     
  6. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like the AVC is screwed into a tank adapther. Weird! If so, you have to keep the tank adapther from turning somehow to unscrew the AVC.
     
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