I have a water pressure tank located in the crawspace under my house
that needs replacing.
I was going to relocate a new one into the basement of an addition we
had built. I'm rethinking that I want to put the new one in the
crawspace where the old one is.
The problem is the new one I purchased for the basement, won't fit
standing in the crawspace.
Is there any problem with the tank laying on its side on a stand?
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I don't think sideways is a good idea. The bladder isn't designed to
operate in that position. It may work (I see someone says it does).
I'm curious. Why did you change your mind on the location? A crawl
space is a pee poor spot for equipment that requires regular
maintenance and they don't take up that much room in a basement.
Replacing it is a good time to put it where it can be worked on.
The Amtrol instructions point out that the underground tanks must be
installed in the vertical position. There is no mention position on the
standard tanks. I'd interpret that as position is not critical on them.
See page 5, right column, bottom.
Just wanted to save some space, wand din't want have to run wires to the
new basement ( still have inspectors poking around, and didn't want to
explain new wiring :-) ) for the switch to the pump. Also, efore putting
on the addition we only had 1000 sq/ft and every inch counted.
I don't mind crwaling under for maintenance. After thinking about it,
the only problem I can see with laying it on its side was I wouldn't be
able to completely drain the tank. I didn't think the bladder would be a
problem, but not knowing how it's connected to the tank, I can now see
how it could be.
I have installed allot of them in commercial hot water tank system and have
never laid one on it's side. You might be able to pipe down and then back up
for space. I don't what you have for space. You might call the manufacturer
that seams like a the best idea, Most of us have or heads up our ass, hell
were sitting home on the computer
when I had mine replaced, had the same problem and the
plumber just put it on its side. I asked if it could be done
and he said "no problem" What can I tell you????? it has
been 4 years now and all is working?
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