Re: Should I replace my pressure tank?
Posted by David on June 10, 2003 at 20:51:44:
In response to Re: Should I replace my pressure tank?
Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions. After thinking about it, it may not pay for me to buy a new tank one size up. The old one is still working and it seems that my 9 gallon draw-down(newly charged) is about what I can expect from a new tank. It's not an inconvenience to recharge the tank as I have a compressor in the basement. I think I will recharge the tank monthly instead of 2-3 times a year. I think I will also set the pressure back to 40-60 from where it is now. (42-62). Maybe 38-60 would be better. One concern I have that seems to have been mentioned a few times is the 1 minute pump-run time. My pump is 1/2 HP. I do not know who the manufacturer is. I do not get 1 minute run time out of the pump. The best has been 53 seconds and that was last night when I recharged the tank. It gets shorter as more air is absorbed by the water.

David


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