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Old 04-07-2009, 06:33 PM  
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That's good to know, Blue Jay. Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:29 AM  
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I'm sorry that I didn't respond sooner but I have a job on the road. Thank you all for all your input. I was hoping to get by with this tank for a month or so while I build an enclosed insulated room for the new tank. I think that Iím going to put in a new tank and then make the enclosure then move it before winter. Thanks again for all your help with this. Ron

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The thing with continuing to use a pressure tank is that once the pressure tank is comprimised air pressure is quickly lost and the pump will short cycle and quickly burn out. In addition once water gets between the tank and the broken bladder it quickly stagnates and many funky things start growing leading to contamination of your water system.

Change it ASAP!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:45 AM  
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contending with space constraints, would it be possible to install a pressure tank sideways ie. placed lengthwise against the floor?, or would this compromise the seal between the bladder and the top of the tank.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:06 AM  
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A bladder tank doesn't care what position it's in with respect to it's paint job etc.

Once a bladder tears, ruptures, splits or just breaks, the water/air separation is gone. The well water is deficient of oxygen so each cycle it steals a little more air from the tank until it becomes waterlogged. Another thing that happens with a broken bladder. The water starts getting on top of the rubber. The rubber gets across the outlet/inlet and prevents the water from leaving the tank. Each cycle the tank fills up a little more while the air is taken out and pretty soon you have a tank full of water with no air left cycling it's heart out. Not to mention the nasties already mentioned. Remember, the inside of the tank is not painted or treated in any way. It's just bare metal.

The tanks with replaceable bladders were made that way because the bladders were junk in the first place. I changed one bladder in a Con-Aire tank many years ago. I will never do it again. What a mess.

I think you see that the general consensus here is to change the tank. I recommend either Flexcon or Well X Trol. The only two tanks on the market as far as I'm concerned.
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