Re: Pressure Tanks
Posted by Charles Kerr on December 06, 2003 at 11:54:46:
In response to Re: Pressure Tanks
...O.K.
I shut down the well, shut-off the gate valve to the house, (which doesn't completely shut-off), (I'll give it a new ball valve for Christmas!), and proceeded to drain with a hose bib right at the pressure tank.

There was no water coming out of the air valve stem.

With a small air pump (that would blow up a car tire from flat to 32 psi in about 10 minutes), I pumped for several minutes and couldn't get the psi above 15!

Do I need patience, and just keep pumping,,, for 30 minutes or more? I would estimate it to be about a 75 gallon size tank.

Thanks again!

You guys are great!

Charles Kerr




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