pressure tanks

Old 04-03-08, 11:08 AM
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pressure tanks

Hello everyone,

I am going to be installing a pressure tank on my well pump. The well water is used to water my lawn and livestock not the house so there is no current line running into the house. Since I live in a place where water lines need to be buried lower than 6 feet because of freezing it seems very unlogical to put the pressure tank in the house because of difficulty in getting water lines inside but I will have to install the pressure tank underground.

My question to you is what is the best underground pressure tank and pressure switch that will give me many good years of use. I hear these underground pressure tanks go out on you after some time. I would like it to last 20 years at least if not more. Could you recommend to me a pressure tank for this. Thanks
Old 04-07-08, 12:23 AM
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I can't really answer your question, as I've always worked in a temperate climate. But I can tell you this - you want the tank & switch accessible w/o the use of a backhoe.

And, you can't be the first person that's run into this. Any local plumber would know how to set it up. If the livestock will not be exposed to freezing temperatures, that might be the place to locate it.

Perhaps a plumber with some arctic experience will chime in.
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A constant pressure submersible pump might be the ultimate answer. It eliminates the need for the pressure tank.


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