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Waterlogged tank

Posted by REB on October 4th, 1998 09:25 PM
In reply to Well holding tank is water logged by Tenny W on October 4th, 1998 12:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

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I know of three possibilities:
1. If your system has a valve similar to a tire valve near the inlet you can turn the pump off, open a water valve and recharge the tank through the valve near the inlet. You might want to give some thought to the possibility of polluting the water with the air pump you use.
2. Some tanks have a removeable plug at or near the top. If yours has, turn off the pump and open the valve closest to the tank. Then remove the plug and let the water drain out. When it has stopped running close the valve and reinstall the plug, using teflon tape top ensure it is air tight. Then turn the pump back on and you're in business.
3. If you don't have a plug near the top of the tank it is a bit harder. You can turn the pump off and remove the outlet pipe and stick a piece of copper tubing in and up toward the top to let in air as the water flows out. When the water stops flowing, put it back together.

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