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Questions tagged [water-tank]

Tank for storing water, often a gravity based system that is located on a roof.

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Water Expansion Tank precharged at 25psi. House pressure at 70

I have a water expansion tank (5 gallons) installed on a new water heater (40 gallons) and my houses PSI is at 70-80. The tank came precharged at 25psi. I know that I am supposed to match my home ...
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How do I dispose of an old diaphragm expansion tank?

We had a replacement tank put in and I've had the old one sitting in my basement for years. Today I cleaned out a bunch of crap from down there and found this. Is it considered hazardous or anything? ...
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What Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between parallel sources without a priority setting so as to run a well pump from either of two homes?

We have two homes sharing a single well. The other homeowner and I want to change our water system so that we each have our own Pressure Tank and we can each run the well pump with power from our own ...
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Solar powered water pump

I have really low water pressure in my home at about 15 PSI and sometimes even 0. I already have a check valve on my main 3/4" line from the water meter. Since electricity is pretty expensive where I ...
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NPT bushing installation on a plastic RV water tank

Considering purchase of an RV drinking water tank like this one. If I were to install female NPT bushings and an air vent on them myself, what would the procedure for that installation involve? The ...
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Two water tanks at different levels to same output

The requirement here is something related with harvested rain water which is stored in one tank and fresh water stored at a higher level. The building in consideration would have 2 levels and upper ...
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Multi-level water storage tanks

Original water tank is one meter above ground and one meter in ground where the suction pipe is located. It fills with float valve approx. 80cm above ground. A new tank has been added sitting on the ...
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Replacing a well pressure tank

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. ...
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How to fix water leak coming from pressure gauge/valve on water tank?

The pressure gauge connected to my well water tank is dripping very slowly. Maybe few drops per day. I am guessing this based on the accumulated water in the container underneath. It seems that liquid ...
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How do I shut off hot and cold water in the house

I want to replace a kitchen tap. I know how to turn off my main cold water supply, but I don't know how to shut off the hot supply from the large hot water tank in the basement. There is no valve ...
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My cold water tank, has one inch of brown sludge at the bottom, what should I do

For the first time ever I have looked properly at my cold water tank. It has one inch of brown sludge at the bottom, what should I do. I assume this is the tank that provides the water hot/cold to ...
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Winterizing a home

I'd like to know how to winterize a home. Are there any special instructions other than putting in regular antifreeze in all fixtures , open valves to drain the pipes and drain the pressure and hot ...
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Can a clear tube added on the outside of a water tank be used to read the water level?

I have a water tank that I want to read the level on. I would like whatever device I use to be passive. I have seen the 'cat and mouse'-type weight and pulley device, which doesn't suit my purposes (I ...
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Replacing pressure gauge on water holding tank

The water coming in from the well is supplied by thick rubber type pipe cut and angled with metal bands. There is no cut off valve to the water holding tank. I need to replace the pressure gauge (...
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Purpose of hot water tank and boiler

What is the purpose of the hot water tank and boiler when it comes to a) heating and b) drinking water. When I switch on my boiler (not combi) for both heating and drinking water, I see a flame lit ...
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Automatic turn off of water pump as water tank overflows (Manual turn on is needed)

I want to design a system that automatically turns off a water pump when the water tank is full. Some background and details: 1- The pump is connected to main water supply. 2- The pump should turn on ...
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Why doesn't my pressure tank fill as expected?

I have a shallow well (1 hp pump) that feeds into a tank, and then travels another 200 feet to the house. If I turn on the pump, the tank does not fill up with water. If I let the air out of the tank ...
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What is this pipe beneath my tankless water heater?

While watching videos about draining tankless water heaters, I noticed none seem to have this beige pipe with odd silver cab at the end. Does anyone know what this is and its purpose?
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Replacing 47-gal electric water heater with no pan and elevated drain

I recently moved into a condo unit in Washington, DC (2nd floor of 2 story building) and I'm looking to replace the 47-gal lowboy electric water heater that's from 2003. The problem is that there is ...
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Why does my pressure tank cycle so frequently?

I have a 40 gallon (bladdered) pressure tank in the basement which keeps pressure to my office building, and a 2-inch 2 horsepower submersible pump in a dug well 450 feet away. The pump is cycling ...
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How to connect 2 water tanks at different levels with one pump?

I have 2 water tanks installed in my 3 story building. 1st one is on top of the 3rd floor, the other one is on top of 2nd. The pump is installed at Ground Floor. Before now, the water flow was ...
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Overflow pipe from water tank constantly dripping

My cold water storage tank overflow pipe is constantly dripping (and sometimes a small, constant stream of water). I assume the stopcock is on the way out. Here is a photo of it: And a closer up ...
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What is the best way to clean a 300 gallon Water tank that was storing Canola Oil?

i'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, if not please let me know a better place. I just purchased a very cheap 300 gallon water tank. It was cheap due to the fact that they ...
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Cycle Stop Valve and well booster pump

I've been thinking about installing a CSV (cycle stop valve) after my F&W 2 horsepower booster pump to maintain a constant PSI at the house and put a stop to the water hammer. Has anyone done this?...
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can I fill a water tank from bottom?

I'm about to place a water storing tank at ground level and connect the water feeder pipe at the bottom of the tank. Would water fill normally as the top filling? Would atmospheric pressure + water ...
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Water tank anode rod replacement part

Heard that this part should be replaced and I can't find a replacement part for my model in my manual or online anywhere. Can I just buy a generic one at the hardware store and what kind should I get? ...
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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Elec hot water tank

I just left my house on a vac and turned off the water but forgot to kick the hot water breaker , is this going to be a problem for me ?
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Water pressure calculation from overhead tank

My overhead tank is at 12m height. From there a 50mm diameter pipe is running down and up to 50m horizontally and then raising from there to 6m to 3 bathrooms (no shower) and 3 wash basins. Is this ...
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How can I prevent unpleasant smells and organisms in our water tank?

There is an 8000 liter water tank on top of my house which provides water for the house. Bacteria, fungi, algae, etc. often start developing in the tank, giving unpleasant smells, etc. The water is ...
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Is using a globe valve on a water supply line a bad idea?

Our rented house has an individual plastic water tank to which the colony supplies water from their tanks regularly. The main water pipe fixed to the tank that comes from the colony had a ball valve (...
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Water pump and pipe size for maximum water intake?

Each floor is 12 feet in height. I already have the pump (Centrifugal Regenerative Self Priming 1HP Peripheral Type, Self Priming - 180sec At 3m STATIC SUCTION LIFT) and would like to know which is ...
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Glass thickness for plywood tank

Apologies if this question is misplaced. I'm needing to know the required thickness of a glass viewing window when installed in a large plywood/steel constructed aquaculture tank (for a home / DIY ...
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Will there be water pressure/flow into the pipe with this setting?

I have a space in balcony of my 1st floor house where I intend to keep a tank around the height same as that of the water pipe which leads to my bathroom taps. Will there be problems related to flow/...
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Replacing a thermal store - hot water cylinder?

Any help would be appreciated, I have done several minor diy plumbing jobs previously but nothing to this extent! I am replacing a PulsaCoil 3 thermal store that has a leak on the internal cylinder, ...
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Excessive Water Running Alert (Left the Hose On)

We are designing a rain water collection system involving 27,500 gallons of tank storage that will serve to replace a dried up well for the whole house needs. Accidentally leaving a hose running ...
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Can a full expansion tank prevent the furnace from going on?

Woke up this morning and the furnace wasn't working. The furnace is relatively new, and there appears to be a small amount of water dripping from the top of the expansion tank. I know that the ...
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Is it possible to relocate my water heater?

I'm planning a complete refit of my bathroom, hopefully converting to a wet room, and I just wanted to get some idea of my options. The bathroom is (sadly) very small, around 1.7m x 2.3m. This is not ...
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How to fix leak coming from pressure gauge on water tank?

The pressure gauge that is located outside of my water tank is dripping about twice a minute. It seems like this is something I could simply replace but I wanted to get some advice as this is ...
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Very low water pressure in house

I have a single stored house with an overhead tank and a one inch pipe running down. In bath rooms this one inch pipe is reduced to half inch as all our bath room fittings come with .5 inch gauge. I ...
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temperature pressure valve leaking

I just change my pressure relief valve due to the previous valve dripping. This was suggested by my plumber. The new one is also dripping. What could the problem be?
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What's involved in moving a hot water tank to the garage

After a recent electric hot water tank leak on the second floor - I've decided to relocate the tank to the garage. On the other side of the block wall in the garage - I have the laundry room - so we ...
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Can I use diaphragm accumulators to maintain consistent water pressure?

This is needed for a place where there's a high pressure water but not always available.
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What problems could be caused by putting mains water in to the pipe from a shared water tank?

I'm having a boiler replaced and have chosen a combi boiler. One of the benefits is mains water pressure hot and cold water where previously I had low pressure coming from a tank. The boiler is in ...
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What are the differences between an expansion tank and a pressure sensor?

We have a red expansion tank in our building. We have so many problems with this tank. Every 3 months we have to change the tanks tube because the tube is perforated every 3 months. Now an expert (...
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Why would my well water cut off for 30 minutes before working again?

I live in a area where I have to use well water and I have a well house that runs to my home. The water work with great pressure for a while, and then suddenly stops and takes 30 minutes to come back ...
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How to open the lid of this toilet water tank?

Water is contantly leaking so I want to open the lid of the tank and fix the leak. However, I can't open up the lid! Any ideas? Picture 1: The water tank from above. The two buttons lifted out from ...
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How do I repair a leak in a ferrocrete overhead water tank?

I have a ferrocrete overhead water tank. It has developed a leak at the edge. How do I repair this leak?
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Can poly plastic water storage tank be used to store hot water?

Another set of questions in context of my home-brew solar water heater: Can poly-plastic water storage tanks, be used to store hot water (140deg F / 60deg C) ? How can I thermally insulate a 50 ...
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How to use ceramic glaze to waterproof an earthen tank?

A rammed-earth architect and myself have had the idea of building rammed-earth water tanks that would be coated with ceramic glaze on the inside, as an alternative to a cement / concrete tanks, for ...