How to Hook Up a Pressure Tank

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Hooking up a pressure tank is essential to a water well system to provide proper pressure and consistency to your water gpm. Hookup is simple and straightforward; installation can be done in about an hour. Following the proper steps will ensure a successful hookup of your pressure tank.

Things You'll Need

  • Plumber's wrench
  • Teflon pipe thread
  • T-fitting
  • Piping
  • Turn off the electricity to the well at the main breaker.

  • Install a T-fitting into your pipe that comes from the well to the house. Install the T-fitting after the check valve.

  • Run piping from the new end of the T-fitting to your pressure tank. Wrap Teflon pipe thread tape three to four times around the end, wrapping the threads fully.

  • Screw the end into the pressure tank with your plumber's wrench.

  • Turn the system back on and test for leaks.

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