Well pressure tank plumbing

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I am about to install a new pressure tank for my well water. Wanted to know if the original plumbing going to my pressure tank will work or if I should update it. I’ll include pictures but I noticed I have one line coming from my pump to my tank and my outlet pipe that supplies water to the whole house is just tied into that. Saw a lot of people do the brass T with their inlet pipe on one side and the outlet on the other with their pressure switch, check valve and drain on that.
 

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Is that galvanized tank in the background of the first picture your pressure tank? Or is it the brown tank on the left of the third picture? The pressure switch should normally have a short path to the pressure tank.

Do you have a symptom?
 
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No that galvanized tank in the back is the old tank the first owner never hauled out of the crawl space. In the last pic you can see the red steel tank the pvc runs too. My bladder has been leaking so my whole tank fills with water and my pump kicks on to keep up with the pressure. The pressure switch is about 3 feet from the tank.
 

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I can't tell exactly what you have (small pics) but it doesn't seem to have a manifold attached to the tank which simplifies things.

Manifold

John
 

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I can't tell exactly what you have (small pics) but it doesn't seem to have a manifold attached to the tank which simplifies things.

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Not sure if these are a little better quality. Just wondering if this is sufficient enough to run the new tank off this plumbing that’s already existing.
 

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If you are going to update, might as well do it right. That old galv tank and your bad bladder tank are all problems caused by the pump cycling on and off too much. Use a Cycle Stop Valve to stop the cycling and it will solve all your other problems as well.

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Not sure if these are a little better quality. Just wondering if this is sufficient enough to run the new tank off this plumbing that’s already existing.

OK, I see what you've got there. Yes, you can use the existing plumbing but as long as you're changing the tank, I'd clean up the piping as well. What I would is add a new manifold to the new tank in order to clean up the piping along the floor.

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This manifold threads right into the bottom of the tank and sticks out the front where you add the pressure switch and its standpipe (clean that pipe out if you reuse it!!), the gauge, the pressure relief valve, and the hose bib to drain it. All you need is your in and out pipes to the sides of the manifold. The good thing is that even Home Depot carries them if someone kicks it and damages it (that happened to me).

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