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    Stupid Questions

    Is there a reason that a well tank with a failed bladder cannot be used as a bladder less tank assuming the tank itself does not leak ?
    If it cannot, why not ? Would it have something to do with snifter valve connection ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKB4 View Post
    Is there a reason that a well tank with a failed bladder cannot be used as a bladder less tank assuming the tank itself does not leak ?
    If it cannot, why not ? Would it have something to do with snifter valve connection ?
    A tank can be temporarily used as a bladder less tank by just adding air via the Schrader valve on the top. But due to it's construction it doesn't have the Air Volume Control fitting on the side so it will be unable to release excess air. And also if you have a bladder tank then you probably don't have have a snifter valve set up to add air to the tank so it would be a completely manual operation on adding air.

    Hope this helps.

    Rancher

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    The bladder can also fall over the outlet at the bottom, once ruptured preventing water from leaving the tank.

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    Thanks for replies thats what I thought. So someone should make a bladder tank with a a removable plug at the appropriate level on the side for the air control valve after it fails ! LOL Of course they never would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKB4 View Post
    Thanks for replies thats what I thought. So someone should make a bladder tank with a a removable plug at the appropriate level on the side for the air control valve after it fails ! LOL Of course they never would.
    If you already had it set up for a big galvanized tank, and knew how to maintain it and wanted to maintain it, it would be my choice. My problem is that a bladder tank is very simple, and no worries.

    Rancher

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