draining Pressure Tank ??

Old 09-09-06, 08:55 AM
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draining Pressure Tank ??

I have a Well-X-Troll 250 with a ruptured bladder that I need to replace. I've removed the valve stem in the schrader valve and can see water in the tank however, It's taking forever to drain so I can remove and replace it. There is a nut on the top of the tank that just looks like it's glued on. Does this actually unscrew and will it increase the draining of the tank? What is the quickest way to drain a ruptured tank?

Guys Please, I can't get the water out of the top of the tank and I don't want 44 gallons of water in my basement. It doesn't seem to be draining.

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Old 09-09-06, 05:50 PM
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If the bladder is ruptured then air up the bladder and it will force the water out. Of course, if the rupture is above the water line, and it usually is, you will have to turn it over and air up the other side. A little pipe fitting will have to be done. I don't think the plug unscrews. It's probably welded in.

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