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Old 05-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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I am having new drain tile and sump pump installed on the inside of the basement floor, They are going to cut the floor out 12 to 15 inches from the walls around the basement. My question is, I need to move my Flex-Lite water tank for my well. It is 2 yrs old and has a union fitting on it. Can I simply turn the gate valve off to house and shut power off from the well pump, drain water and take union apart ? Will I loose the air pressure in the tank ? Thanks for the help, dalehof

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Got a picture of this tank?
If it's a bladder tank then no air going to leak out, the air's stored in what looks like an inner tube inside the tank.

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If the tank has a good bladder, it does not need repressurizing.

If the tank does not have a bladder than it can be easily repressurized after you install it.

It is not safe to operate the water system with the pressure tank removed (and the tank connection capped off). You could burn out the pump from the lack of the air cushion in the system.

Chances are that whoever is constructing the perimeter drain system will need water while he works. It is okay to move the pressure tank a few feet away and reconnect it to the system temporarily using a hose. Or run the system only long enough to draw water one bucketful at a time from the open pressure tank connection.
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