I have a 19 gallon pressure tank that appears to be waterlogged. When tapping the tank it sounds like it is completely full of water and when running the water in the house the pump cycles constantly. I've purchased a 44 gallon tank to replace the 19 gallon tank. There's 15 faucets in the house (counting sinks, toilets, outdoor faucets, washer, dishwasher...), 19 gallons seemed undersized for our usage. The existing tank doesn't have a cross assembly, the pressure switch is mounted on the side of pump. There doesn't appear to be any relief valve or check valve. The whole thing seems to be wrong.
This is the existing tank--it sits to the right of the pump. The softener is to the left of the pump. The pressure switch connects to that green line. Does this warrant replumbing so that there is a line from the pump to a cross assembly off the bottom of the tank? One that has a check valve, a relief valve, a drain, and a cut-off valve. Something like this
Also, is PVC appropriate in this application?
It may be useful to know that I'm in southeastern North Carolina. This is all housed in a small pump house that stays above freezing in the winter.