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Old 06-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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I think my bladder tank is shot


I have noticed the pump has been short cycling lately. I relieved the pressure of the water in the tank and checked the air pressure (0 psi).
I gave it a very small shot of air with my airtank and then checked the pressure and water came out. I think the bladder is ripped inside. What do you think? It is a well trol 120 I believe.

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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how old is it?

sounds shot from what you described.

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how old is it?
At least 10 yrs, no more than 15.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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I think my bladder tank is shot


You shouldn't get water from the valve stem. I'd replace it
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If you got water out the air valve the bladder is shot, time for a new tank. When you install a new one check the pressure first and add or remove air until pressure is 2 lbs less than pump turn on pressure.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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If you got water out the air valve the bladder is shot, time for a new tank. When you install a new one check the pressure first and add or remove air until pressure is 2 lbs less than pump turn on pressure.
Yeah water came out. Looks like its off to the supply house for a new one.
Thanks.

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