Re: Pressure Tank
Posted by Jeff on June 10, 2004 at 09:42:13:
In response to Re: Pressure Tank
: it my not be bad if no water came out when you depressed the valve. The valve might have a miniscule leak that allowed the air to escape over the years, or the rubber membrane might allow air to "ooze" through it over time. If the old tank has a defective bladder then using it for storage would not work, because without an air cushion to push it out, the water would just remain in the tank and stagnate.

: : I believe that my presssure tank after about 20 years has gone bad. My pump was starting to run almost as soon as a faucet was opened and no air was released when I briefly pressed the schrader valve but there was no water released either. I believe that the tank became water bound. I drained the tank and reset the pressure in the tank to about 38 pounds (my pressure switch is a 40/60).

: : I have 2 questions about this is it likely that my old pressure tank is bad ?

: : My second question is if I replace the old pressure tank with a new one, can the old tank that is not leaking be lift in place for additional water storage?

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