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dolfan 01-17-2014 07:54 PM

water air tank
For the past 2 weeks when using water no matter where (shower,sink etc) the pressure changes for a few seconds and goes back and forth. Strong and normal. I was told to turn the power off for the tank drain it and check the air. It needs to be 2 lbs less than what the sticker says then turn on and water fills it up. Is this what i need to do? thanks

woodchuck 01-17-2014 08:02 PM

Yes. On some tanks there is a valve where you can put air in without draining the water. But there has to be air in the tank since water will not compress.

JoeD 01-17-2014 08:32 PM

There are two types of tank. One has a bladder and one does not. The non bladder tank could be filled with water. It needs to have an air pocket. The bladder tank could have a broken bladder and needs to be replaced.

Speedbump 01-18-2014 07:08 AM

Can you get us the brand name of the tank? Or describe it?

dolfan 01-18-2014 12:44 PM

The tank shows Franklin Elec Perma tank. I checked the air did not drain or anything. The gauge showed 15 lbs and is a 30 air tank. Also had water spray out when checked the air. From what i understand that is bad right?

Speedbump 01-18-2014 01:55 PM

I think Franklin Electric is your pump or pump motor. Permatank is sold by AO Smith (they also make motors) and is not a very good brand.

The water coming out of the valve stem is real bad. You want to take care of that quickly before it takes out your motor.

dolfan 01-18-2014 04:42 PM

Both of the names are on the tank. Where is the motor at? thanks

Speedbump 01-19-2014 08:30 AM

If you don't see one, it's probably a submersible pump in the well. A picture or two would help.

dolfan 01-22-2014 07:21 PM

It does not have a sticker on it saying how many gallons it is. The model # is 3 letters and 20,so would it be a 20 gallon tank? thanks everyone

Speedbump 01-23-2014 06:44 AM

What are the letters and numbers?

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