Craftsman Jet Pump Shallow Well


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Old 11-22-15, 09:10 PM
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Craftsman Jet Pump Shallow Well

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I have a Craftsman Jet Pump model 390.250254 with a Flotec 2 gallon inline pre-charged tank. The equipment was already installed when I purchased my house, but the previous owner says it worked for him to help irrigate the lawn. I have never operated a shallow well pump and am looking to prime the pump to see if it still works. I believe that the inline tank is screwed into the priming port. Therefore, in order to prime, do I need to unscrew the pre-charged tank? If so, are there any dangers in removing the tank? Lastly, once I have primed the pump, can I then re-install the tank? Thank you for your help!
 
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Old 11-22-15, 10:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It would be easier to help you if you could take a picture or two and post them here for us.
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The tank should have a rubber bladder inside separating air and water. When you unscrew the tank the bladder will prevent the air pressure inside from escaping.

Once you get the pump running it is a good idea to correctly set the air pressure in the tank if your system has a pressure switch. With the pump off and zero water pressure the air in the tank should be 2-3 psi less than the pumps cut in (turn on) pressure.
 
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Thank you both so much for your responses! I have also attached a couple pictures for further clarification:
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