Question about Utilitech 20-Gallon Vertical Pressure Tank LPT-20

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something wrong here. your incoming pressure is 4 psi ( tank pressure to the pump and you use a pump to boost pressure to a maximum of 65 psi at which point the pump is shut off ( all taps close off)

yet with no pumps running the pressure goes up to 100 psi

Find where you are getting pressure in that is making the pump leak

if you have 100 psi to the pump when it is turned off, then it would not be turning on ( power on) as the shut off pressure is set at 65 psi and the line pressure is 100 psi

yet with no pumps running the pressure goes up to 100 psi

Find where you are getting pressure in that is making the pump leak

if you have 100 psi to the pump when it is turned off, then it would not be turning on ( power on) as the shut off pressure is set at 65 psi and the line pressure is 100 psi

Sep 27, 2016 | Grundfos MQ3-45 1 HP Pressure Booster...

It depends on your pressure cooker brand - each one has a different setting. For pressure cookers that reach 15psi (pounds per square inch) the high setting would be 15 and the low setting would be 8 pounds of pressure. For electric pressure cookers the high pressure is generally 12psi the low pressure setting is generally 6 psi.

FYI: No domestic pressure cooker reaches 20 pounds of pressure.

More info about pressure here:

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-psi-faq-the-stuff-you-didnt-think-to-ask/

FYI: No domestic pressure cooker reaches 20 pounds of pressure.

More info about pressure here:

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-psi-faq-the-stuff-you-didnt-think-to-ask/

Oct 14, 2015 | Home

this compressor should be able to fill your tires to 80 psi. Look for a pressure switch and adjust it so the motor shuts off at a higher pressure. Do not exceed 100 psi.

Sep 08, 2014 | Air Tools & Compressors

Putting 60 lbs. of pressure in the pressure tank is not the answer.

First determine that the pump is working correctly, Open the drain valve and see if you get a good flow of water. If you do then OK, the pump is working. If you are not getting a good water flow from the drain valve, then the pump is not operating correctly - maybe a bad foot valve. Next open the drain valve and watch the water pressure gauge, and note at what pressure the pump kicks on ( that's the cut-in pressure), and when it kicks off ( that's the cut-out pressure). Most pumps are set to operate at 20-40 psi, or 30-50 psi. The cut-in and cut-out pressure is set by the water pressure switch.The pressure in the water tank has to be set 2 psi**BELOW** the cut-in pressure of the pump. That is, if the pump has a 20-40 psi differential, then the tank has to be pre-charged to 18 psi.

To pre- charge the pressure tank , the pump has to be shut off. The Tank needs to be emptied (drained ) of water. The air pressure is then set to 2 psi BELOW the cut-in pressure. If water escapes from the air valve, the bladder in the tank is ruptured, and a new tank needs to be installed.

So, first make sure the pump is working.

I WOULD RELIEVE MOST OF THE PRESSURE IN THE PRESSURE TANK TO ABOUT 20 PSI BEFORE CHECKING THE PUMP, AND PRCEEDING WITH THE PRE-CHARGE OF THE TANK.

First determine that the pump is working correctly, Open the drain valve and see if you get a good flow of water. If you do then OK, the pump is working. If you are not getting a good water flow from the drain valve, then the pump is not operating correctly - maybe a bad foot valve. Next open the drain valve and watch the water pressure gauge, and note at what pressure the pump kicks on ( that's the cut-in pressure), and when it kicks off ( that's the cut-out pressure). Most pumps are set to operate at 20-40 psi, or 30-50 psi. The cut-in and cut-out pressure is set by the water pressure switch.The pressure in the water tank has to be set 2 psi

To pre- charge the pressure tank , the pump has to be shut off. The Tank needs to be emptied (drained ) of water. The air pressure is then set to 2 psi BELOW the cut-in pressure. If water escapes from the air valve, the bladder in the tank is ruptured, and a new tank needs to be installed.

So, first make sure the pump is working.

I WOULD RELIEVE MOST OF THE PRESSURE IN THE PRESSURE TANK TO ABOUT 20 PSI BEFORE CHECKING THE PUMP, AND PRCEEDING WITH THE PRE-CHARGE OF THE TANK.

May 24, 2014 | Plumbing

The 34 psi of the pressure tank sounds high, but it depends on what the cut-in pressure is set at in the pump pressure switch. Typically the pressure switch is for 20-40 psi or 30-50 psi. To establish what the pre-charge of tank should be , you need to establish what the pressure switch setting are (i.e 20 - 40 psi , etc.) Run the water and watch the pressure gauge and note at what pressure the pump comes on. The pressure tank needs to be pre charged 2 -4 psi below that cut-in pressure. So if the cut-in pressure is say 30 psi, then the tank needs to be pre charged to 28 psi.

To pre charge the pressure tank, turn the pump off. Drain the pressure tank of water to relieve all pressure in the tank. Then check the pressure of the tank at the air valve. Set the pressure to 2 psi below what the cut-in pressure is.

If you adjust the pressure switch, say from 20-40 to 30-50, you will need to go through the procedure of re adjusting the pressure in the tank. I hope this helps....

To pre charge the pressure tank, turn the pump off. Drain the pressure tank of water to relieve all pressure in the tank. Then check the pressure of the tank at the air valve. Set the pressure to 2 psi below what the cut-in pressure is.

If you adjust the pressure switch, say from 20-40 to 30-50, you will need to go through the procedure of re adjusting the pressure in the tank. I hope this helps....

May 21, 2014 | Plumbing

Pressure tanks do just that in a water system. They create pressure for water to flow when the water pump is on the off cycle. A manifold is plumbed into the tank from the main line coming from the well. The main water line continues to the house plumbing from the manifold. So it's line from pump to manifold - to tank, and from manifold to main into house. The manifold also has tappings for the pressure gauge and the pressure switch. The pressure tank creates water pressure. The water does not flow through the tank. Pressure tanks also have to be 'tuned' or adjusted to the low end pressure set by the pressure switch. Actually the tank pressure needs to be set 2psi below the low end pressure. Most residential water systems are set to operate between 20 -40, or 30-50 psi, which is set by the pressure switch, which in turn , turns the water pump on and off. So if a system operates between 20 and 40 psi, the pre-charged pressure of the tank should be 18 psi. Pre-charged means the tank is drained of water with the water pump OFF. The tank pressure is then checked adjusted by way of the air valve on top of the tank ( A tire gauge works). Pressure tank mainfolds are a common plumbing part.

Mar 19, 2014 | Utilitech 20-Gallon Vertical Pressure Tank...

The pressure switch needs it's cut off pressure adjusted.

Feb 23, 2013 | Air Tools & Compressors

Ambient Air Temperature

Relative Humidity

Service Port Pressure

Maximum Left Center Discharge Air Temperature

Low Side

High Side

13-16°C (55-65°F)

0-100%

150-246 kPa (22-36 psi)

730-1190 kPa (106-173 psi)

12°C (54°F)

19-24°C (66-75°F)

Below 40%

150-280 kPa (22-41 psi)

900-1390 kPa (131-202 psi)

14°C (57°F)

Above 40%

179-137 kPa (26-46 psi)

990-1500 kPa (144-218 psi)

16°C (61°F)

25-29°C (76-85°F)

Below 35%

218-328 kPa (32-48 psi)

1240-1640 kPa (180-238 psi)

17°C (63°F)

35-60%

236-342 kPa (34-50 psi)

1290-1680 kPa (187-244 psi)

18°C (64°F)

Above 60%

250-365 kPa (36-53 psi)

1340-1760 kPa (194-255 psi)

20°C (68°F)

30-35°C (86-95°F)

Below 30%

266-386 kPa (39-56 psi)

1500-1940 kPa (218-282 psi)

21°C (70°F)

30-50%

280-397 kPa (41-58 psi)

1540-1990 kPa (224-289 psi)

22°C (72°F)

Above 50%

300-430 kPa (44-62 psi)

1600-2070 kPa (232-300 psi)

24°C (75°F)

36-41°C (96-105°F)

Below 20%

328-439 kPa (48-64 psi)

1810-2240 kPa (263-325 psi)

25°C (77°F)

20-40%

337-457 kPa (49-66 psi)

1840-2290 kPa (267-332 psi)

26°C (79°F)

Above 40%

355-474 kPa (52-69 psi)

1890-2340 kPa (274-340 psi)

27°C (81°F)

42-46°C (106-115°F)

Below 20%

391-491 kPa (57-71 psi)

2130-2500 kPa (309-363 psi)

29°C (84°F)

Above 20%

397-508 kPa (58-74 psi)

2160-2550 kPa (313-370 psi)

30°C (86°F)

47-49°C (116-120°F)

Below 30%

451-552 kPa (65-80 psi)

2420-2790 kPa (351-405 psi)

33°C (92°F)

Relative Humidity

Service Port Pressure

Maximum Left Center Discharge Air Temperature

Low Side

High Side

13-16°C (55-65°F)

0-100%

150-246 kPa (22-36 psi)

730-1190 kPa (106-173 psi)

12°C (54°F)

19-24°C (66-75°F)

Below 40%

150-280 kPa (22-41 psi)

900-1390 kPa (131-202 psi)

14°C (57°F)

Above 40%

179-137 kPa (26-46 psi)

990-1500 kPa (144-218 psi)

16°C (61°F)

25-29°C (76-85°F)

Below 35%

218-328 kPa (32-48 psi)

1240-1640 kPa (180-238 psi)

17°C (63°F)

35-60%

236-342 kPa (34-50 psi)

1290-1680 kPa (187-244 psi)

18°C (64°F)

Above 60%

250-365 kPa (36-53 psi)

1340-1760 kPa (194-255 psi)

20°C (68°F)

30-35°C (86-95°F)

Below 30%

266-386 kPa (39-56 psi)

1500-1940 kPa (218-282 psi)

21°C (70°F)

30-50%

280-397 kPa (41-58 psi)

1540-1990 kPa (224-289 psi)

22°C (72°F)

Above 50%

300-430 kPa (44-62 psi)

1600-2070 kPa (232-300 psi)

24°C (75°F)

36-41°C (96-105°F)

Below 20%

328-439 kPa (48-64 psi)

1810-2240 kPa (263-325 psi)

25°C (77°F)

20-40%

337-457 kPa (49-66 psi)

1840-2290 kPa (267-332 psi)

26°C (79°F)

Above 40%

355-474 kPa (52-69 psi)

1890-2340 kPa (274-340 psi)

27°C (81°F)

42-46°C (106-115°F)

Below 20%

391-491 kPa (57-71 psi)

2130-2500 kPa (309-363 psi)

29°C (84°F)

Above 20%

397-508 kPa (58-74 psi)

2160-2550 kPa (313-370 psi)

30°C (86°F)

47-49°C (116-120°F)

Below 30%

451-552 kPa (65-80 psi)

2420-2790 kPa (351-405 psi)

33°C (92°F)

Jul 10, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Don't have access to actual pressure required at this moment but I will tell you that 12-20 psi is definitely not enough. Your probably looking at a minimum of 50-60, and as much as 90-100 depending on what engine. A replacement for a 3.3.L at autozone is rated at 90-100 psi. I'd spend the money on new pump & filter at same time.

Mar 23, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

U NEED TO ADJUST THE PRESSURE SWITCH ON THE BACKUP TO A LOWER PSI. TO COME ON AFTER THE PRIMARY. EXAMPLE: PRESSURE SWITCH ON PRIMARY COMP. SET AT 140-175 PSI AND BACKUP SET AT 135-170 PSI. U CAN USUALLY TURN ONE CENTER SCREW IN THE PRESSURE SWITCH COUNTERCLOCKWISE TO LOWER THE PSI.

Nov 11, 2008 | Air Tools & Compressors

Jan 27, 2013 | Utilitech 20-Gallon Vertical Pressure Tank...

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