(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Water storage tank replacement

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member RDW53SR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    California foothills

    Default Water storage tank replacement

    I am helping a neighbor replace his 1500 gallon water tank.
    He had a contractor build a new platform for the new tank.
    the well pump head is down the hill from the tank.
    He has a booster pump and a pressure tank next to the storage tank.
    The existing system seems to be working fine except for the leak in the storage tank.
    the existing system has a tee before the inlet of the booster pump allowing the supply from the well to enter the bottom of the storage tank.
    In repiping the booster pump to the new tank, I would like to know the effect of pumping the water into the top of the storage tank from the well pump and then piping from the tanks bottom outlet to the booster pump and pressure tank.

    thanks in advance for your advice

  2. #2
    Moderator valveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Lubbock, Texas


    Pumping into the top of the tank is fine. Just need to make sure it doesn't cause waves that make your float switch bounce the pump on and off.

Similar Threads

  1. Hot Water Storage Tank Replacement
    By larman in forum Water Heater Forum, Tanks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-27-2012, 01:05 PM
  2. Well Storage Tank replacement
    By mrmichaeljmoore in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 04-06-2009, 08:04 AM
  3. Water storage tank
    By Gpace1 in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-19-2009, 10:35 AM
  4. Water Storage Tank
    By kerrpress@telis.org in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 02:32 PM
  5. water storage tank
    By Sandy Jansen in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-23-2005, 12:51 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts