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How much pressure is in a water tank?

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2015-07-15 20:08:27
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What kind of tank? How much water is in it? Is there air in the tank? What fills the tank? What kind of pressure from where and what?

answerIf the tank is gravity fed, multiply .431 times the altitude that the source is above the tank. For example, the reservoir supplying my domestic water system is approximately 200 feet higher than the valley floor I live on. My water pressure is slightly over 80 psi. If the tank is pump fed, and if you have no information on the pump, you will have to put a gauge on the system.
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A household well water tank usually has 50 or 60 psi in the tank.

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Which water tank, well water, cold storage or hot water heater tank.

It depends on how much water and how pressure is on the tank.

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No. Nothing to do with it. Much more likely there is an air leak between pump and pressure tank, or pressure tank needs a new aircharge.

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The pressure in your tank should be checked with water drained from the tank, with the water drained the air pressure in the tank should be set 2psi lower than your kick in pressure. So for a kick in pressure of 25psi the tank air pressure should be set at 23psi.Ans 2 - Water should NOT be totally drained from the tank or you may get a false reading ! - Leave 2-3 gallons in the tank. Most systems have the pressure switch set at 30 Psi, so tank residual pressure should be 28psi. - Lower than this gives really dismal pressure in the shower, especially if it's on second floor.

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