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

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    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

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    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

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    Peter Griffin said it right. Install a Cycle Stop Valve with almost any size tank.



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