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Thread: Changing tank to switch line on bore well tank

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    DIY Junior Member Jester's Avatar
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    Default Changing tank to switch line on bore well tank

    Hi all.

    I have a 1975 bore well with a pressure tank right at the top. I believe that I have a issue with the water line from the tank to the switch, because I can have a full tank with pump running, but the gauge will not reflect this (will at times read 0 even though we clearly have pressure). I've confirmed to the best of my ability it is not the gauge, switch, tank, or pump. So I believe I've got crud/sediment in the water line from the bottom of my tank to the switch that is preventing a good reading.

    My question is, how does one remove the tank and access the connection at the bottom? Once empty, does a tank like this typically just pull out? Does it unscrew? Any advice would be appreciated.

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    General Engineering Contractor ballvalve's Avatar
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    If all of this is from 1975, every part is ready for the rest home. I would budget for all new parts.

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    Porky Cutter,MGWC Porky's Avatar
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    Virginia Beach, VA


    Pressure Guages are cheap! Replace the pressure guage and then if you don't get an accurate reading, get back to us.
    Porky Cutter, MGWC
    (Master Ground Water Consultant)

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