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Shaymus1968

05:11AM | 11/13/07
Member Since: 11/12/07
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Bvplumbing
My pressure tank I think is bad. I dug down about 4' and found the T It looks like I'd have dig WAY deeper to get to the tank. It would be cheaper to get rid of the T and buy a new tank and mounnt in the basement. So ,How do I figure out how big of a tak I need?

Thank's in advance!

Shay

qwerty999

11:31AM | 11/27/07
Member Since: 04/01/05
32 lifetime posts
The primary purpose of a pressure tank is to give the pump a rest. The larger the tank, the longer the rest between pumping.

When you size tanks becareful of the figures given. a 50-gallon tank may hold only 22 gallons or so. This water is called "down flow" as it represents the amount of actual water used before pumping kicks is.

The downflow will depend on the pressure (psi) put into the bladder.

There are steel tanks and fiberglass tanks. I prefer fiberglass.

I would also put it in the basement for easier service and make sure there is no chance of freezing.

Andy Christensen, CWS-II
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