Re: Pressure Tank - need to replace?
Posted by Gary Slusser on May 18, 2004 at 23:08:27:
In response to Re: Pressure Tank - need to replace?
: I happened to be in the basement recently and heard a gurgling sound coming from the pressure tank. On closer observation, I now understand that this happens at about 50 psi as the pump is raising the pressure from 40 to 60. A couple days ago, the sound lasted a short period of time...a few seconds. Today, the sound continues until the pump stops at 60 psi.

: Is it reasonable to guess that water is leaking through the diaphram and it is time to replace the Well-x-trol WX203? It's probably 10-12 years old.

That would be my guess. Drain the tank and check the air pressure to be 1-2 psi less than the cut-in pressure setting; 39-38 psi for 40/60. If when checking you get water or water vapor, the bladder is broken, If the air is low and while adding you get water out the drain, the bladder is broken.

Quality Water Associates

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