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Old 12-29-2019, 04:39 PM
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I just get a call and moms tank by her pump has a pinhole leak (not hot water tank)....any quick fixes until I can get it replaced?

I was thinking small screw with a rubber washer or something like jb weld
Old 12-29-2019, 04:42 PM
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The tank has a bladder in it so both have holes. Probably best to shut the pump off.
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Originally Posted by t84a View Post
The tank has a bladder in it so both have holes. Probably best to shut the pump off.
Yep. Or you will be replacing the pump. Easy to replace tank though
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They sell those bladder tanks at HD and lowes. Easy change out.
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well jb weld and a screw with a rubber washer fixed it temporarily ......went ahead and killed the pump breaker to be safe....
Old 12-29-2019, 06:24 PM
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Bladder or diaphragm. How big is it? Consider a cycle stop on your pump and skip the tank?
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Poly or steel tank?
The pinhole only matters if it is in the bladder inside of the tank.
Other then that use a screw with a rubber washer
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Bladder or diaphragm. How big is it? Consider a cycle stop on your pump and skip the tank?
dont know exact size but its about 5 ft tall and big around as a manhole cover
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I got some long hose clamps, strung together to be big enough to go around the tank, put a penny under it with a piece of rubber under it and tightened it up over the hole. I know it was pretty redneck but it got me through Christmas and gave me time to plan the replacement. I got to it today.
Old 12-30-2019, 06:25 AM
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Big air tank. Screw will work fine for a short period, but obviously it's rusty inside. Even if the bladder is broken it will work fine. Air at the top of the tank compresses and maintains fairly constant pressure in the system. The bladder/diaphragm keeps the air from getting absorbed by the water.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
dont know exact size but its about 5 ft tall and big around as a manhole cover
Ive never seen one that big. Must be really old. What is the date stamped on it?
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What he has is a conventional steel bladderless tank
Use a screw

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