That would only be true if your pressure tank was in it's side
If it was upright, it would get flushed every time the contents decreased.
I installed an Cross connector to my (vertical) pressure tank, and made that
the lowest point in the water system
Below it I installed a length of pipe with a valve at the end
Whenever the system stops, the pressure tank is loaded.
The sediment then floats down past the Cross into the "dead" pipe"
IN the fall, I open that valve to drain the system
The trapped sediment goes with it.
Then the filter, beside and higher than the tank, is drained and
The only reason that the garden hose outlet is not used is for lack of
vertical space at the wellhead box , which force the tank to be at the same
height as the pump.
Thanks. Good response - on point.
Mine, and most of the pressure tanks I can recall seeing is.are
mounted vertically (makes sense, no?) with the "t" fitting mentioned.
The extension piece you added is the same approach I took with my Air
Compressor drain fitting and shop air pipes. In that instance we were
collecting condensate in the pipes below the outlets to the tools/
relief valve, respectively.
Frankly, I had not thought of the sediment issue at all. But, as you
point out, there was no need to vis-a-vis my question.
Do you want your pressure tank filling up with sediment?
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