Our pressure tank is leaking

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  1. Crafter_Man

    Crafter_Man New Member

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    Our home is on a well. About a month ago our pressure tank started leaking. Some pics:

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    The tank is located in the basement. I am guessing it was installed in 1989, when the house was built. It is an A.O. Smith Aqua-Air V60.

    Can the tank be repaired? Or do I need a new one?

    In either case, is this a job I can do myself? (I am pretty handy. I have quite a few tools, and have installed copper pipe and plastic drain pipe a number of times over the years.)
     
  2. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    You MIGHT get lucky and find there is a pin hole in the piece of copper tubing between the tank Tee and the tank. However, that tank is pretty old so I would replace it and get rid of those galvanized fittings at the same time. Be sure to put in a pressure relief valve too.
     
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Most of those tanks don't last 10 years, so I would say that you got your money's worth.
     
  5. craigpump

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    Those Goulds tanks were almost as bad a Sta Rite signature 2000
     
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