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More Pressure Tank????'s
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Gyp-Wy    Posted 07-06-2003 at 10:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Welltrol WX250, so it is a fairly new tank design. I have about 40# air pressure and when I open the air valve I get air not water. It is fed by a 1-1/4" inlet on the bottom. When I cleaned out this inlet I found what looked like rubber and at first I thought it was the bladder, now I think it is just a coating on the inside of the tank?? The bladder should not come down that far, plus it was fairly rigid stuff. Is there a definitive way of telling if the bladder is faulty? What should you see when you look into the inlet, is there something like a valve that would keep the water from coming out? Does anyone know of a site to get detailed info/schematics on these tanks?

Salmoneye    Posted 07-07-2003 at 01:45:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
The bladder on a Well-X-Trol is in the top and there should be a valve stem (like on a car) for charging it with air...What you are seeing through the large hole in the bottom is the liner to keep the tank from rusting...The following is from the 'Amtrol' web site:

"WELL-X-TROL Professional tanks were the first to meet all industry standards for quality and safety. The butyl diaphragm in all models meets EPA requirements for potable water as defined in the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1986. The entire tank which includes the virgin polypropylene liner, butyl diaphragm, and acceptance fittings for a 100% corrosion resistant water reservoir is listed by NSF International Standard 61."

If you have 40# pressure in the bladder (by checking with a tire guage on the stem on top), and no water comes out, then I would say you are good to go...

What really is your concern now that it is not leaking anymore?

Clod    Posted 07-06-2003 at 10:09:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know the presure limit of the rubber bladder inside without the water ,,But if it has the air stem at top..You could put a few PSI in then guage for the loss,Like a tire But I'd think maybe 15 PSI would be ok to test.A leak is a leak due to the laws of physics.

Clod    Posted 07-06-2003 at 10:17:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try looking through these.The factory folks site is there and the specs are too.

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