Release water pressure from pressure tank

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-20-19, 12:26 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,170
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.


Thanks,
Steve
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-20-19, 12:39 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 387
Received 35 Votes on 34 Posts
"There's no valve."
Also no picture that I can see.
 
  #3  
Old 10-20-19, 12:47 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,170
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
 
  #4  
Old 10-20-19, 12:55 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,170
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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
 
  #5  
Old 10-20-19, 01:42 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 21,076
Received 242 Votes on 221 Posts
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.
 
  #6  
Old 10-20-19, 02:05 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,170
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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!
 
  #7  
Old 10-20-19, 02:53 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 387
Received 35 Votes on 34 Posts
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.
 
  #8  
Old 11-01-19, 09:24 AM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,572
Received 22 Votes on 22 Posts
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.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: