|Posted by Gary Slusser on May 18, 2004 at 23:08:27:|
|In response to Re: Pressure Tank - need to replace?|
: I happened to be in the basement recently and heard a gurgling sound coming from the pressure tank. On closer observation, I now understand that this happens at about 50 psi as the pump is raising the pressure from 40 to 60. A couple days ago, the sound lasted a short period of time...a few seconds. Today, the sound continues until the pump stops at 60 psi.
: Is it reasonable to guess that water is leaking through the diaphram and it is time to replace the Well-x-trol WX203? It's probably 10-12 years old.
That would be my guess. Drain the tank and check the air pressure to be 1-2 psi less than the cut-in pressure setting; 39-38 psi for 40/60. If when checking you get water or water vapor, the bladder is broken, If the air is low and while adding you get water out the drain, the bladder is broken.
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