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I have a well-x 250 the tank appears full of water. I cannot get any pressure in the top I tried pumping air in with an air compressor. Right now I am draining the water out at just a trickle blowing air in the top doesn't change this flow rate or seam to hold any pressure up there

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To get the water out so you can lift it knock a hole in the top next to the bend.then throw it in the garbage.250 is a big tank make sure you size the new one for your application.theres no fix $$$$

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To get the water out so you can lift it knock a hole in the top next to the bend.then throw it in the garbage.250 is a big tank make sure you size the new one for your application.theres no fix $$$$

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