Expansion tank support

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by banjo bud, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. banjo bud

    banjo bud Member

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    B1C66C8D-E0F4-48EF-84E9-0FAB39323D0F.jpeg D8F65D4C-6C55-4C32-A4D4-DF293BDF2238.jpeg I didn’t like the idea of the tank just hanging there. If I’d slip into it, it’d be a disaster. So I made this little thing. Put foam weather stripping on it to protect both tank and pump motor. It’s pretty stable now.
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    Those tanks only hold 1 gallon of water, so not much weight hanging sideways. But the brace won't hurt a thing.
     
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  4. banjo bud

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    I wasn’t worried about the tank alone. Im worried about me accidentally bumping it or falling into it. There’s not a lot holding it from breaking off of the threaded portion if a man falls into it.
     
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    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    You are much more likely to break off the little nipple to the pressure switch, so don't fall on it. :)
     
  6. Reach4

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    If the tank fails years down the road, the air gets out, an tank would probably fill with water.

    Nice strut. Even if actually unneeded, it looks stronger.
     
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