How to Install Water Pressure Tanks

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Whether you're changing out a pressure tank for a larger one, or simply replacing it, following the proper steps ensure a successful change of the pressure tank. There are many different brands and sizes of pressure tanks. No one brand is better then the other. Consult a well driller to make sure the pressure tank matches the GPM and HP of the well pump.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Plumber's wrench
  • Teflon pipe thread tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the electricity to the well and turn on your water faucets. Wait for no water to come through before beginning installation.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the pipe on the underside of the pressure tank with your plumber's wrench. Do this slowly to make sure any leftover pressure is relieved while unscrewing.

  3. 3

    Once unscrewed, remove the tank.

  4. 4

    Put the new tank in the old tank's place. Wrap pipe thread tape on the threads of the pipe and screw it into the pressure tank.

  5. 5

    Turn back on the electricity and test for leaks.

Tips and warnings

  • Turn off the water before starting.

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