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Who Makes Flotec Pressure Tanks

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PentairThe Flotec 35-Gallon steel tank by Pentair is a compact pressure tank designed to accommodate a small home. Pre-charged with 40 PSI of nitrogen, this tank is ready for quick and easy installation. With a replaceable bladder, the Flotec tank is a worthwhile investment with little maintenance cost.

Is a bladder tank the same as a pressure tank?

How does a well pressure tank work? A well pressure tank uses compressed air to push pressurized water out of the tank and into your home. Pressure tanks have a diaphragm, also called a bladder, that separates a chamber of air from the water. As the tank fills with water, it compresses the air chamber.

Do all well tanks have a bladder?

As water flows into the tank, the compressed air bears down on the diaphragm, increasing the pressure within the tank. Composite well tanks have a balloon-shaped air bladder inside the tank which functions in a similar manner. Every well tank is equipped with a pressure switch that actuates the cycling of the pump.

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Question: Replace A Duracel Dp

Can the bladder in my Duracel DP-42 be replaced from the top. – Anonymous by private email 2017/03/30

Reply: possible sources of repair parts or bladders for the Duracel well tank

Previously probably yes but now unfortunately most-likely no.

The Duracel DP-42 is a blue fiberglass water pressure tank that uses an internal bladder.

These tanks were sold roughly from 1960 to 1990 in North America and are no longer marketed. So obtaining an exact water tank bladder replacement may be difficult.

Usually a replacement water pressure tank bladder is custom-sized and shaped to fit in and seal into a specific water tank design.

Still you might want to give a call to a couple of the water pressure tank providers listed below. Most likley you’ll need to replace the tank.

Duracel water tanks or well tanks were produced by Structural Fibers, a producer of fiberglass and plastic tanks, Structural Fibers, Industrial Parkway, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Tel: 729-1951.

The company appears to be a division of Essef Corporation, 220 Park Drive Chardon, Ohio 44024 U.S.A, Tel: 286-2200 or 286-4116. Essef was incorporated in 1954 as Structural Fibers, Inc., an Ohio-based company. – “Essef Corporation History”

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How Do We Repair A Water Tank With A Burst Internal Bladder

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Diagnosis of a burst water tank bladder: as we outlinedat WATER TANK BLADDERS & CAPTIVE AIR, if you remove the cap from the air valve on the top of your water tank and depress the pin in the center of the valve, normally air will hiss out.

Don’t hold this valve pin down or you’ll lose the air charge. But if water comes squirting out of this air valve, the captive-air bladder type water tank has burst or become torn or leaky, and repair is needed.

The illustration at left is courtesy of Carson Dunlop Associates.

A second symptom of burst water tank bladder: if air is found squirting out of plumbing fixtures it’s possible that the cause is a burst bladder in the water tank the tank’s air charge is being forced out into the building plumbing system.

A third symptom of burst water tank bladder: if the water tank is full or nearly so and you are unable to drain water out of the tank, a burst bladder may be blocking the tank at its bottom. A burst water tank bladder can collapse at the water tank bottom, preventing water from leaving the tank. The result is no water pressure in the building and perhaps an inability to drain water from the water tank itself.

At WellMate DIAGNOSIS we provide separate water tank diagnosis and repair advice for captive-air water tanks in which the air is in the bladder and the water is outside the bladder in the water tank.

Reader Bill Kortebein described how he identified and repaired this problem.

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Is Flotec A Good Pressure Tank

With a replaceable bladder, the Flotec tank is a worthwhile investment with little maintenance cost. This pre-charged pressure tank requires 50 % less space than standard conventional tanks, and allows for greater water capacity between pump cycles.

How can you tell if your bladder tank is bad?

You can check the gauge down at the bottom and if youre running water of any sort and that pressure is bouncing up to your top, which is 60 PSI , down to a 40, and its doing that a lot and its very frequent, then usually that is a bad tank.

How much is a water pump?

The average water pump replacement cost is $550, with prices ranging from $461 to $638 in the US in 2020. But typically depends on the type of vehicle you drive and the auto repair shop you take it to. Labor costs are between $256 and $324 while parts cost between $205 and $314.

Replacement Water Tank Bladder Or Well Tank Bladder Sources & Procedures & Patents

The Yavorsky water tank patent citation and the Essef Corporation History cited in the list of replacement tank bladder sources are included to give a bit of history of the Duracel water pressure tank.

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