I recently bought a pressure tank for my water system at the cottage.
It seems that the tank is not filling with water. The instructions
for the tank are kind of poor. Is there something I have to do to the
tank before it will work properly? Do I have to break a seal at the
opening or adjust the pressure in the tank?
Any advice is much appreciated.
The tank I recently bought at Sears came precharged (with air) for a pump
system running 40 pounds cut in and 60 pounds cut off. To use it with my
pump which is set for 20 pounds cut in and 40 pounds cut off, I had to
reduce the precharge to 20 pounds, which the instructions said to do. I
believe that pump pressure gauge/cut off switches come in 20/40, 30/50, and
40/60 depending on the design of the pump. To adjust, drain all water out
of the tank first and then with a good tire gauge adjust the pressure at the
top tire valve to the cut in pressure of your pump.
Of course this assumes you have a well, aren't on city water, and bought a
tank with the internal air bladder. By the way, if your pump had an air
line that was to add air to the old tank, you have to disconnect and plug
that. No air is to be added to a tank with an air bladder by the pump
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