bladder tank

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by gsecord, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. gsecord

    gsecord New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    does any body have a drawing of a bladder tank hooked up tp a shallow well pump
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    It depends on what type pressure tank but, usually the tank goes in after the pump and you should use a tank tee for a bladder type tank and then a ball valve on the tee's outlet.

    You have to plumb the outlet of the pump so you can open it to prime the pump. Usually a tee turned on end with a plug in it.
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  4. lenharvey

    lenharvey New Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Have just finished installing 3 WELLMATE bladder tanks. Two cistrens and one storage tank. Installation instructions provided by manufacturer, Pentair. Have misplaced instruction brochere so made a drawing of same. Check valve can be flapper or spring loaded type.
  5. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Never use a flapper type check valve. I don't know why you would need 3 bladder tanks. Here is a picture of a system where I used 3 bladder tanks but, it is on a 75 HP pump that is capable of 1,900 gallons per minute. Without the Cycle Stop Valve, this system would have required about 50 bladder tanks.

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