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    geo19 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 15, 2009, 10:26 AM
    Well perma PAD20 Tank is full of water
    The tank filled up with water. When I checked the air pressure, water came out. So I drained down the water and then refilled the tank with 40 psi air.

    Is it normal for this to occur or is the bladder most likely leaking.
    Will I end up having to change the tank.

    Never changed the tank before, not sure I know how.
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Sep 15, 2009, 12:18 PM
    When I checked the air pressure, water came out. Is it normal for this to occur or is the bladder most likely leaking. Will I end up having to change the tank.
    The membrane in the tank's ruptured. (see image) and you must replace the tank. I've put up how a bladder tank operates,(see image) so you will have some idea of its function.
    Changing the tamk will be a simple operation. Simply purchase the same bladder tank and replace fitting by fitting. Don't frorget to Teglon Tape the threads, Good luck, Tom
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    Sep 15, 2009, 04:25 PM

    Tom is correct, you will need a new tank.

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