Re: Should I replace my pressure tank?
Posted by hj on June 08, 2003 at 23:09:51:
In response to Re: Should I replace my pressure tank?
How large is the existing tank? If the air pressure charge is too high or too low you will not get the maximum water draw down before the pump starts.

: Hello,

: I have well water which is pumped into a 30 year old steel pressure tank. There is no separation between the air and water. I maintain the tank carefully, recharging it every 4 to 6 months. It runs 42PSI (pump on) to 62PSI (pump off). I get a drawdown of 8 gallons before the pump turns on. The pump was replaced 15 years ago.

: Here is my question. Should I replace this prefectly good, working tank with a larger precharged bladder tank? Since I get only approx 8 gallons between each pump cycle, I would like to decrease the amount of times th

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