installing a new pressure tank

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by stirfamily, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. stirfamily

    stirfamily Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is this something we can do ourselves?

    thanks
    karen in ne indiana
     
  2. johnghagen

    johnghagen Well-Known Member

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    :) No problem as the resident plumber for all the family i have done over the years 4 of them.Tools needed are a butane torch if you have plastic pipe not PVC or steel to warm gentely to ease the comeing off and the sliding back on.If you can get same size tank or just some simple PVC fittings to adapt to new one,there is a in and out on tank it is marked.You will have no problem John
     

  3. NWSneaky

    NWSneaky Well-Known Member

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    Get a precharged, bladder tank and it is simple and easy. Good luck.
     
  4. stirfamily

    stirfamily Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We bought a precharged bladder tank and bought the tee package that includes everything from pressure switch to shut off valve.
    Thanks a lot everyone!
    karen in ne indiana
     
  5. JGetson

    JGetson New Member

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    Only comment would be to get some "teflon" tape and don't be shy on the joints. I didn't use enough the first time and have a small seeping leak. Only choices are to take it apart and redo or use a product called "Wet-Bond"

    Take Care and Live Well... The Way Nature Intended

    John