08:29AM | 09/24/05
Member Since: 09/23/05
1 lifetime posts
I recently replaced my water tank in the basement and now the water pressure at times drops off to nothing for a few moments and then resumes to normal. I think it may be due to air pressure in the bladder tank but I am not sure how to correct it. Thank you for any help I receive.


07:46PM | 09/26/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
With the well water off, and the pressure blead off the system, test the tank with a tire gauge. There should be a snifter valve on the top of the tank under a little black cap. The gauge should read 45 psi. If it does, then you may want to check the settings on your control switch.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


05:02AM | 09/27/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I have always heard that the pressure tank should be 2 psi less than the cut-in on the pressure switch. And we don't know it is a 30/50, 40/60, etc.

Gary Slusser

08:57AM | 09/29/05
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
That's correct and you do that with no water in the tank.


Quality Water Associates


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