Pressure tank bladder

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by VA Rigger, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. VA Rigger

    VA Rigger New Member

    Oct 26, 2009
    I posted this thread on the Plumbing Forum, but it was suggested that I repost on this forum. Our pressure tank’s bladder has ruptured (water in upper chamber). Current model is 86 Gallon. The model just installed at a larger house is, I believe, 62 gallon. Must I replace with the same size or can I downsize? What size is recommended? Or how do you figure the right size? Thanks for your help.
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    You can downsize but you shouldn't. bigger tanks give you more storage and longer pump cycles which are good for pump life. Alternatively, you could go with a very small tank and a cycle stop valve, which would be even better. See sticky above for info on CSV's
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  4. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
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    Virginia Beach, VA
    Peter Griffin said it right. Install a Cycle Stop Valve with almost any size tank.

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