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    Anybody experience with these tanks??



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    If the air cell is well made, then this looks like a great tank. Whats the cost?

    most wine presses today are made this way [just no top on the tank]

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    The last few house I have had I installed those. I never had a problem but have had one in use for more than 5 years (I move a lot). So I have no idea how long they last.

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    That tank is installed in my house and I haven't had any problems. The company that sold me the tank said he has had no callbacks since installing them in commercial and residential applications over the past 8 years (i think it was 8 years). Seem well built to me...
    I haven't had to replace the bladder and I havent hardly needed to add air. Also, it was nice and LIGHT!!! Much better than the water heaters I had to lug downstairs...
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    In my experience they don't hold up well at all. Anytime a tank has a replaceable bladder I get very leary of it. The fiberglas does not hold up well in the sun either. If in a basement or pump house that wouldn't be a problem. Flexcon also makes a fiberglas tank and I won't sell them for the above reasons.

    bob...

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    around here there aren't any in the sun. Too cold and would freeze so they're all inside. That might be the difference.
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    The main advantage seems that the bladder when without air will simply be squashed flat, not over extended, thus not broken and with out a dome inside to rust and rub on the cell. Looks like the bladder is a simple exchange, not the hell of the bottom exit bag type. How much money?

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    The prices seem reasonable, but I didn't see prices for the replaceable bladder.

    Tim

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    I would never buy a tank that has a replaceable bladder. The reason they are replaceable is that they don't hold up. Take a piece of paper and crumble it up then open it up a couple thousand times and see what it looks like. The same thing happens to their bladder every pump cycle.

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