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The bladder is ruptured in the tank. The tank needs to be replaced.
Anytime the air valve on a water storage tank IE: Well tank or Reverse Osmosis tank has water coming out when you depress the vale the tank needs to be replaced.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2014

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Solar salt is full of sediment and even stones at times. Al that white scum on top is the reaction between the salt and sediments in solar salt. All that sediment gets drawn into valve during brining and causes many problems. That stuff is cra***. Use either Dura cube or Hardi cube salt and you will not have this problem again. It is available from most water treatment dealers
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Deep well.
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Culligan AC-30 Tank not Filling and Recharge only produces minimal water.


You should change filters and membrane and then proceed. Replace both filters not one. You mat to buy new RO unit that you can find filters on line ie store (less than you are going to pay for Culligan) PROCEDURE FOR RECHARGING REVERSE OSMOSIS BLADDER TANK WITH AIR
When you turn on the faucet you notice low water pressure from the storage tank and only a quick burst of water come out of the system, and it dies down to trickles. Is the tank defective, i.e., bladder has hole and not functioning properly? Perhaps.

If you have the above problem and the tank is heavy (full), then try to relief the pressure from the air valve on the tank side. Is water coming out? If the answer is yes, then the bladder has hole and is defective, and tank replacement is due. If air comes out then it is possible that the air needs to be recharged.

Notes on bladder tank, please continue reading:

RO Tank useful life is 5-7 years. If the tank has been serving you for that long it is possible that the bladder had a hole and that tank replacement is due. If the tank is not that old, it is worth it to evaluate it for air pressure. In an empty tank, air pressure should be 7-10 psi. In a full/heavy tank, air pressure should be 30-40 psi. To be accurate, air pressure should be 2/3 of incoming water pressure. When the tank is full, and if feed water pressure to the RO system is 60 psi, then a full tank should have 40 psi. The RO tank has a bladder inside, and this bladder separates air from water. On the lower side of the tank is the air valve which is connected to the compressed air chamber. The top water inlet/outlet port (where the tank valve is mounted) is connected to the pure water chamber. So, when you turn on the faucet, the compressed air would squeeze or compress the bladder to force the water out of the tank.

You do not want to believe the tank is useless and want to do extra testing? If your answer is yes, please continue reading.

TOOLS NEEDED FOR TESTING:

1. An air compressor or air pump (like a bicycle tire air pump)

2. An air pressure gauge that is able to read less than 10 psi, and

3. Adjustable wrench.

STEPS:

1. Shut off the water supply to the RO system

2. Turn on the faucet to allow water to run until it stops.

3. Check to see if there is still water in the storage tank by lifting the tank. If the tank feels heavy, that means you need to recharge the tank and continue the following steps. If the tank feels light, that means you don't need to charge your storage tank at this moment.

4. Locate the air valve on the side of the tank. It looks like the air valve on tires.

5. Use air compressor or air pump to pump air into the tank. Keep the faucet on while pumping air, so that all water inside the tank can be purged out.

6. After all water has been drained from the tank, use an air pressure gauge to check the tank pressure.

7. The tank should have 7 psi of pressure when it's empty. Add or purge air if necessary.

8. Turn the feed water valve back on, and turn off the faucet to allow refilling of the tank.

9. finished.

What if the tank does not hold pressure and you see the same problem again? Bladder is out and you need to replace the tank.

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The storage tank is probably bad. Shut all the water off to the RO, drain all the water from the RO tank, check the air pressure with a low pressure tire gauge. PSI should be 7psi with a 3 gallon tank. 12psi with a 10 gallon tank.
Add air to tank with a bicycle pump.
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Inside gas tank all rusted. what should I do? where can I buy a replacement? Joe


I do not think you need new tank, unless this one is leaking. Rust indicates that you have very dirty fuel supply or leave tank often exposed to the elements, or you did not drain it for winter storage. Now, to remedy existing situation:

1. stop engine, check if tank have any leaks anywhere, mark if any
2. remove hose below fuel valve and then remove fuelling cup
3. drain all fuel in the system
4. remove screws holding the tank
5. remove tank from the engine
6. wash tank internally with water, as last give it good flush with hot water, dry with compressed air do no water is left in or out, leave even on sun for few hours
7. check for presence of pinholes, failed welds, leaks, if any are present, you can now safely repair this tank with normal or brass solder, there should be no danger as hot water and air removed all traces of fuel from the tank
8. if repair is not possible, then replace tank, any tank whihc can be mounted of similar dimensions will do, must have only similiar output valve diameter.
9. replace tank and connect all hoses
10. fill with new fuel

As I mentioned in intro, this is rather common problem which can easy be avoided, try every 10th fil add about 1/2 quart (250ml) of methylated spirit, it will "grab" water with it and will not distrub normal gasoline burning. do not use metho too often as it will create another problems, rusting of the exorst pipe and silencer...

Hope this solve you rproblem and allow you to use your equipment effectively in years to come.

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When adding air to a pressure water pump ,i


Sounds like the bladder is gone or inproper air pressure in water storage tank.

Bladder goes bad check it out with step 1
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One way to check for sure with everything hooked up. The air valve on top of the tank if pressed you will get water out of the valve which should be only air. This will let you know it should replaced.

If Tank bladder is low in air and not water coming out.

2-If it checks ok put an air gauge to tank to check the air pressure, with a standard 40 gal tank you will have 28 psi of air in tank for it to function properly.

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Hello,


The pressure tank psi may be too high. To set it you get the system to pressure up and stop then check that water pressure. Whatever that is, is what the tank should be set at. Too much air pressure and the water pressure will suddenly drop before the pump kicks in.
To set the tank properly turn off the pump, drain all water pressure, then set the air pressure in the tank to the same as the water pressure was. Turn it back on and check again.

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Let me start out with an apology. I did not ask my question very well - and you did not answer it as I needed.
If you wish, we MAY be able to communicate in your native language. We can do most indian languages, Turkish, Ukranian and some Russian - as well as Spanish. If any of those are easier for you - please feel free to use any of them.

The Machine storage tanks are 2 - one clean water, one dirty water.
I understand that, when OFF, no leaks happen.
I understand that when on a leak comes from "the side". Also, water comes from the bottom.

So, water comes out near the bottom brushes (even without trigger). Then, with trigger, MUCH water comes out near bottom brushes. Am I correct so far?

Water out the side concerns me. I am guessing that the bottom of the clean storage tank may have a small leak.
I am also guessing that the trigger valve (located in the small opening behind the black rubber seal that the clean water tank rests on) is not closing all of the way - or is broken (cracked).

Can you please remove the clean water tank and inspect the trigger valve with a torch (flash light). Can you see it open/close as you operate the trigger? Is it broken, cracked, or dirty?
If yes then it must be replaced. If no, the the storage tank is bad and must be repaired.

You inspect all of these things and you should be able to determine the failure. THEN, I an help you repair the failed item.
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Typically a reverse osmosis storage tank should have a precharge of approximately 7 psi. Depending on the make/model of your tank it may have a higher charge currently which would cause the tank to not fill. There should be a schrader valve on the bottom or side of the tank. Using a tire gauge and bicycle pump you should be able to check the current pressure in the tank and adjust it up or down to 7 psi.

reverse osmosis storage tanks: http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-32-reverse-osmosis-storage-tanks.aspx

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