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frankmor

09:37AM | 12/06/02
Member Since: 12/05/02
5 lifetime posts
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I switched from a standard pressure tank, with a draincock, to a captive air tank. Now that winter is here, I am closing up the place and have no idea what to do to insure that the tank doesn't freeze. The lines have all been depressurized and blown back with compressed air, but what can I do about the tank? It gets below freezing in the area where the tank is located. Thanks for any help.

joed

03:24PM | 12/07/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Drain the water like you did with the old tank.

frankmor

04:33AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/05/02
5 lifetime posts
As I indicated in my original message, draining this tank is not an option since there is no draincock. This is a ***** Horizontal 19 gal captive air tank, with the water pump mounted on top. Why they don't put drain plugs on them is beyond me. I can't find anyone at ***** who knows anything! On a captive air tank, I am assuming there is still water remaining in the tank, even though the system has all been depressurized and the water pump drained. What else can I do?

joed

08:55AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You need to drain it. Disconnect the inlet and the outlet pipes and tip it up to drain the water. Otherwise provide a heat source to keep it from freezing.

frankmor

12:37PM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/05/02
5 lifetime posts
I was afraid of that...thanks for the information. It'll be interesting to tip it up, since it is bolted to a platform. What a ridiculous arrangement. I think I'll probably end up going back to a standard tank just to get something with a drain capability. Thanks again.

joed

03:10AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
I thought of something that might be easier.
Remove one of the connection and use a siphon hose. Then pour some RV/Plumbing anti freeze in.

gmills

01:07PM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 12/10/02
5 lifetime posts
If you have the tank in a pump house, I had the same problem. I bought two heat lamps, mounted them to a 2x4 with porcelain fixtures and plugged them in to a thermostatically countrolled outlet. The T'stat costs about $5. I haven't drained the tank in 15 years. Good luck.......

frankmor

08:57AM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 12/05/02
5 lifetime posts
Thanks for the tips. Now at least I have some options. Thanks again.
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