What is a Flex 2 Pro?
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FLEX 2 PRO Hydronic Expansion tanks are designed to accommodate the natural expansion of water in a hydronic (forced hot water) heating system. These tanks are not to be used in open or potable (domestic) water systems. The air and water is permanently separated in a Flexcon expansion tank by a butyl rubber diaphragm.
What is a Flex Lite tank?
The Flex-Lite FL7 is a corrosion-proof well pressure tank that is made with a composite of continuous strand fiberglass filament that is coated with epoxy. The Flex-Lite FL series features the improved CAD-2 (Controlled Action Diaphragm) design which is stronger and doesn’t crease and wear out like older bag designs.
What does a potable water expansion tank do?
The expansion tank is designed to handle the thermal expansion of water as it heats up in the water heater, preventing excessive water pressure. If water pressure gets to high it can damage valves in plumbing fixtures, joints in supply pipes and the water heater itself.
How much is a pressure tank for a well?
A new well pressure tank costs around $400 on average. Labor for installing a new well pressure tank is around $125–$200. The capacity and type of well pressure tank affect the final price. Larger well pressure tanks do not increase water pressure.
How do you know your pressure tank is bad?
You can check the gauge down at the bottom and if you’re running water of any sort and that pressure is bouncing up to your top, which is 60 PSI (usually), down to a 40, and it’s doing that a lot and its very frequent, then usually that is a bad tank.
Do I really need an expansion tank on my water heater?
An expansion tank is always highly recommended if you have a ‘closed-loop system’ caused by any kind of check valve or pressure regulating valve installed on your house’s water supply line. A common illustration compares having high water pressure in your home to having high blood pressure.
What is the difference between a pressure tank and an expansion tank?
The most significant difference between expansion and pressure tanks is their functionality. An expansion tank handles water expansion and provides protection for water valves and heaters. On the other side, the pressure tank lengthens the lifespan of the pump.
How often should a water pressure tank be replaced?
Cheaper pressure tanks will last 5 years, while high quality pressure tanks could last up to 30 years. If the water is clean and the tank is properly sized it should be lasting an average of 15 years.