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Old 04-18-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Need to repipe copper lines from pressure tank to water heater. The tank is already there it is not a new installation. It is an wellxtrol tank. After letting water drain out of tank and reconnecting copper pipes to water heater will the tank fill up and work without adjustments? Does the tank need to be recharged or other adjustments. Thanks.
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There should be no adjustments needed. You might need to prime the pump to get the water flowing, depending on how your system is set up.
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Ideally, the tank won't need any adjustments other than would be because of possible temperature change but that is so minuscule we shouldn't be concerned. But on the other hand, if you have a tire pressure tester or other suitable gauge handy, as you know drained is the perfect time to check it.
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While there is no water in the pressure tank take a tire gauge and check the air in the tank and make sure that it is 2lbs below what the kick in point is for your switch.
30-50 28lbs of air
40-60 38lbs of air
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If everything was working properly before, then there are no concerns when you refill. Draining does not alter any of the previous settings.
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But it is ways good to check and make sure that the air pressure is correct and not slipping.
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