Release water pressure from pressure tank

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Old 10-20-19, 12:26 PM
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Release water pressure from pressure tank

Hi all, I am replacing the filter canister on my water softener system (photo attached). it is located between the pressure tank and the water softener valve of course. Before cutting the PVC how do I turn off water pressure from the pressure tank? There's no valve.


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Old 10-20-19, 12:39 PM
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"There's no valve."
Also no picture that I can see.
 
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Old 10-20-19, 12:47 PM
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No valve between the pressure tank and the filter housing. I was unable to figure out how to to upload a photo from my phone. It asks for a link.
 
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Old 10-20-19, 12:55 PM
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It's thistype httpsof filter housing, just inline on the pvc between the pressure tank and the WS valve, only 10":

https://www.softenerparts.com/20_inch_Big_Blue_Filter_Housing_w_Pressure_Relief_p/dh150233.htm
 
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Old 10-20-19, 01:42 PM
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To release the water pressure turn off your water supply. If on a well turn off the circuit breaker for the well. Then open a faucet until water stops flowing. When the water stops the pressure has been bled from your water system.
 
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Old 10-20-19, 02:05 PM
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Thanks, tried that but water is still coming from the pressure tank through the pvc. I know because I started to cut into one and it's spraying water!
 
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The faucet you open must be lower than the area that you are working on.
Also open a faucet that is higher than you are working on.
Also open it so both hot and cold run so you may also want to shut off the hot water tank.
 
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Suggest opening single handle faucets to maximum cold and not opening hot faucets. Otherwise, depending on your system. the water might not stop draining until the hot water tank is empty and this can take "forever." Also the water heater will self destruct if it kicks on with a lot of air in its tank.
 
 

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