Water storage tank replacement

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by RDW53SR, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. RDW53SR

    RDW53SR New Member

    Jun 28, 2012
    California foothills
    I am helping a neighbor replace his 1500 gallon water tank.
    He had a contractor build a new platform for the new tank.
    the well pump head is down the hill from the tank.
    He has a booster pump and a pressure tank next to the storage tank.
    The existing system seems to be working fine except for the leak in the storage tank.
    the existing system has a tee before the inlet of the booster pump allowing the supply from the well to enter the bottom of the storage tank.
    In repiping the booster pump to the new tank, I would like to know the effect of pumping the water into the top of the storage tank from the well pump and then piping from the tanks bottom outlet to the booster pump and pressure tank.

    thanks in advance for your advice
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Pumping into the top of the tank is fine. Just need to make sure it doesn't cause waves that make your float switch bounce the pump on and off.
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