New Bladder Tank

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by filadajunk, May 23, 2006.

  1. filadajunk

    filadajunk New Member

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    Hi! I'm getting ready to replace my bladder tank on my well.
    Is there anything I need to be aware of before I remove the old one?
    When I put in the new one do I just hook it up, turn on the power, and the world will be a more wonderful wetter place? (without my pump kicking on and off every 6 seconds)
    Will I, possibly, have to reprime my pump in order to get things working again after bladder replacement?
    Thanks!
    Wayne
     
  2. Pumpman

    Pumpman Pump Sales

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    If you don't have a submersible pump, you may have to reprime your pump.
    Be sure to set the tank precharge to 2 psi less than pump cutin pressure.
    It will probably come from the factory with about 40 psi precharge.
    Ron
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Make sure you get the air pressure pre-charge set to 2 pounds less than the pressure switch's turn-on pressure.
     
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