Draw Down Test for Your Pressure Tank
The pressure tank on your water system, is to provide a drawdown. The drawdown allows you to use small amounts of water without the pump kicking on each time. The draw down test will help you determine if your pressure tank is functioning properly.
Take the Draw down Test
- Step 1) Turn on faucet until pump kicks on
- Step 2) When pump kicks on turn faucet off
- Step 3) Pump will build up to pressure & stop (usually around 50-60 lbs)
- Step 4) Begin filling a 5 gallon container, if pump comes on before 5 gallons the tank is causing short cycling & will cause motor damage or pump failure.
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